Emma Watson and Rupert Grint's horrifying smooch: The kiss that shook Hogwarts
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson recall their awkward on-screen kiss from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II', dubbing it 'horrifying' during the 20th-anniversary reunion back in 2022.
Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Source: Variety)
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson Spill the Beans
It's been over 20 years since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter cast its spell over us, but some memories never fade! As the cast reminisced during the Harry Potter 20th anniversary reunion in 2022, 'Return to Hogwarts', Emma Watson brought up the kiss that had everyone talking!
The magical love story between Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley culminated in a climactic kiss in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II'. But behind the scenes, there was more tension than tenderness. “Obviously, us kissing was the most horrifying thing either of us has ever had to go through,” said Emma, candidly. With Daniel Radcliffe playing the teasing brother to David Yates, the director, treating it as a major sports event, the set was rife with nerves!
Emma recalls the intended ‘very dramatic make-out’ often disrupted by uncontrollable laughter, remarking, “I was really scared we were never going to get it because we just couldn’t take it seriously.”
Grint's Unforgettable 'Blacked Out' Moment
Rupert's memory of the scene paints a vivid picture. “I think I kind of blacked out. I just remember your face getting closer and closer to mine.” With Emma’s quirky response that he made it sound ‘like an actual horror show’, the pair highlighted the deep camaraderie and sibling-like bond that made the scene so peculiarly memorable for them. In Emma's words, “Kissing Rupert was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It just felt wrong, so wrong on every level because Dan, Rup and I are so much siblings.”
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Featuring a constellation of star-studded cast members, the reunion special was a delightful journey back to the enchanting corridors of Hogwarts. A true testament to the power of cinema, magic, and well... awkward teen kisses. It premiered on January 1, 2022, on HBO Max, ensuring fans across the world to get their nostalgic dose of magic.
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