January 31, 2016

Rupert Grint: "Kissing Emma Watson felt very surreal"



Together, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are one of literature's most magical love stories.

But off-screen, the actors who portrayed them had grown up together throughout the duration of the eight Harry Potter films – and not surprisingly, that made their much-anticipated kissing scene a little awkward.

"I never look back at that scene," Rupert Grint, who played Ron opposite Emma Watson's Hermione, told PEOPLE on Friday at Universal Orlando's three-day Celebration of Harry Potter event.

"I've known Emma since she was literally 9 years old and we had this very brother-sister relationship," explained the English actor, 27, whose new film Moonwalkers was released this month. "And it just felt very surreal. I have a memory of her face getting closer and closer. Like, 'Oh my God.' I can't really remember anything apart from that."

Asked if he would do anything differently in the famous scene, he replied, "One take was enough. It was such a huge moment and there was so much expectation. Quite a lot of pressure actually."

10 comments:

LouLou B said...

she is perfect ( emma Watson ) and veeeeerrry beautiful ! i love her !!

Anonymous said...

"Together, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are one of literature's most magical love stories."

lol. in one sense.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see them play a couple again. The Weasley-Granger relationship honestly showed what can get on your nerves about a person- but as Heromine said to Lavender (Jessica Cave) that she had always found him interesting. I thought Rowling downing the relationship felt so wrong.

Anonymous said...

Rowling downing the relationship was more than just her feelings about Romione. I think she was giving into "peer pressure," if you will. Harmony fans were loud and boisterous over their feelings for the couple. I think maybe Rowling was trying to appease them, to try to make them happy, too.

But, in the end, remember what Rowling said. She said they'd be the kind of couple that "might" need marriage counceling, but in the end, Ron and Hermione will be ok. Plus, Jo made up for that article by giving us the Quidditch World Cup article and Ron and Hermione showing some loving PDA.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe she is going to do Queen of Tearling either. In April she will be 26, and Kelsea was 19 for the first 2 book. At the rate that Heyman is going she may be 30 before they even start. I think MacKensie Foy would be a wonderful prospect. She did a terrific job on Interstellar. She played the role of Murphy with intelligence and emotional understanding of her role and the ability to bring it to the screen in a natural manner. She might just hit the right age then. I think she is about 15 now. Another possibility would be Saoirse Ronan, an excellent actress for her age, but she might be to old when QofT takes off into film orbit.

Anonymous said...

I think she will back out of acting in the Tearling movies due to the amount of sex and nudity in the second book. I'm not implying that she's prudish (since she has participated in "quasi-nude" or "near-nude" photo shoots), but acting is different from modeling.

Anonymous said...

These scenes do not need to be detailed so that it is no longer feasible for kids under 16. That is the decision the director and co needs to make if the film is supposed to be a sex filled film or a good story with conotations. The sex filled films do not usually turn out to be the best fills with great status. If sex film is the road that producers want to focus on then that is a creative decision not to participate. The great actors (Streep) are not found naked in bed with someone.

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of great films with frank sexuality. I think Emma Watson will avoid such material for the time being until the "hype" about her dies down a bit.

Remember, even people associated with Disney family films such as Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway have made movies with on-screen nudity.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but if you have QofT the scene is brash, makes you wonder if Kelsea has a sexual problem, which I think gives the novel an interesting twist. But please no shades of grey-

Anonymous said...

Well, Kelsea does have body image problems. She is described as unattractive, even unfeminine, in the first book. However, she undergoes a transformation in the second book, which complicates her confusion about her own identity.