Big news everyone: Emma Watson and Rupert Grint kissed!
No, this is not a confirmation of the untrue, much-gossiped romance between the actors, who are good friends in real life. But the New York Daily News has an interview where Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, themselves, discuss their on-screen kiss in one of the final two Harry Potter films.
The kiss scene, apparently, was only filmed two weeks ago.
“Rupert and I were quite nervous that it might look ingenuous as we were so desperate to get it over with. Rupert and I felt the pressure of this kiss, there’s so much interest,” Watson, 19, told the paper.
“It’s not something we were really looking forward to” 20-year-old Grint said. “It was quite a strange thing to have to think about doing.” The young stars recognize that this is the romantic moment the characters, and fans, have been waiting years for.
“This is ten years worth of tension and hormones and chemistry and everything one moment. We had to ace it” Watson said, “Kissing is awkward, kissing is always awkward.”