Emma Watson Opens Up About Kissing Rupert Grint

Emma Watson Kissing Rupert Grint
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Emma Watson has opened up about kissing her co-star Rupert Grint in Harry Potter Return to Hogwarts.

Discussing the moment on the 20th anniversary special, the actress said it was the ‘most horrifying thing either of them had to do’. 

She told her co-stars: “Obviously, us kissing [nodding to Grint] was the most horrifying thing either of us has ever had to go through.”

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The character’s romance had been building for eight movies and they finally kissed in the final instalment of the famous franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.

The 31-year-old then revealed the pair were meant to have a ‘very dramatic make-out’ but they couldn’t do it. 

She continued: “It was meant to be this dramatic make-out but you and I kept corpsing, like we just kept laughing and I was just really scared we were never going to get it because we just couldn’t take it seriously.”

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Sharing his own memories about the scene, Grint admitted he ‘blacked out’.

He said: “I kind of think I blacked out. I just remember your face getting closer and closer to me. It wasn’t that bad I know.”

Watson then said: “Every time you talk about this, you make it sound like an actual horror show in your head.

“Kissing Rupert is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. It just felt wrong so wrong on every level because Dan, Rupert and I are so much like siblings.”

Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, claimed he didn’t help his friend’s nervousness about filming the scene.

He told fans: “I did not make this better because I’d be told significantly that I was being an absolute d**k about this and was like, ‘I’m going to come on set and watch you guys kiss.'”

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Written by Aimee Walker

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