Imagine knowing someone since childhood as a friend — and then having to kiss them…in front of tons of people you guys both know! Embarrassing, right? That’s exactly what Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson say they had to do on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, hitting theaters on Friday, November 19.
“She really went for it, I have to say,” Dan admits. “It caught me slightly off guard, but yeah, I’m not complaining. Many men would lose a limb to be in that position, so I was absolutely fine with it!”
But as those of you Harry Potter fans know, this had nothing to do with their characters Harry and Hermione hooking up. They had to spark a reaction out of Ron, played by Rupert Grint, who’s in love with Hermione.
Dan might have loved it, but it sounds like Emma was trying to keep the kissing down to a minimum. “I guess I just realized that I would have fewer takes to do if I just got on with it and just gave [director] David [Yates] what he wanted, which was a passionate kiss. Which was something that would really rock Ron’s boat and really be quite painful and nasty for him to watch,” Emma says.
“I’m proud of it, and considering how bloody awkward it was,” Emma continues. “I’m really impressed that we managed to make it look anything other than awkward. Dan and I are like brother and sister, so it was tough making it look passionate, believe me.”
And in real life, it sounds like there was indeed a moment of a love triangle with Emma kicking Rupert out of the room while she filmed the kiss with Dan…but in reality, it was all in good fun because Rupert couldn’t stop laughing!
“When they were there actually filming that kiss, they did actually want me there to kind of play off something, but I just found that too funny,” Rupert says. “Emma sent me out because I kept laughing. It just looked really strange.”
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