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Dan, Rupert and Emma talk HBP Romance Scenes

by ClaireSep 6, 2008

There is a new interview in Teen Magazine in which Dan, Rupert and Emma talk about the on-screen romance scenes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Click on the ‘Read more’ link below for the full story, and many thanks to SnitchSeeker.com for the scan and the link!

Dan Spills!

What’s the kissing scene like between Harry and Ginny Weasley?
I think Bonnie (Wright, who plays Ginny) was maybe a bit nervous, and I probably was, too. It is very much the case that it’s nowhere near as exciting to film those scenes as people would imagine them to be. I hate to disillusion everyone.

Did you give Rupert any advice on his kissing scenes?
I wasn’t there because they filmed the actual kiss after I had gone home one day. I couldn’t watch it and laugh at him, which was deeply annoying. I love watching the scenes where Lavender swoons over Ron. I think there’s a little bit of Rupert looking embarrassed, which makes me really laugh.

Is it fun filming a movie that has a little more romance in it?
I prefer the dark stuff to be honest! The romance is fun and it’s something people will really enjoy, but I personally like doing stuff in a cave where I’m close to death. It’s a lot easier than romance.

What was a funny moment onset?

Rupert, Emma and I displayed a total lack of professionalism because we could not stop laughing during one scene, and we didn’t know why. I think it was partially because I had just seen a piece of film footage of a monkey in a little uniform riding a bicycle and I was thinking about that. I shared that with Rupert, which was a terrible thing to do because he started laughing. And then I think Emma just though, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”

Rupert Dishes!

We heard you checked out the top five actresses who auditioned to play Lavender Brown. What was that like?
(Laughs) Yeah, I went to some of the final stages of the auditions. It was really cool to be involved in that side of it, not that I really had any say. There were some good girls, but we didn’t do the kiss. We didn’t even talk about the kiss until the day we actually did it. But Jessie (Cave), who got the part of Lavender, is really cool.

Potions are a big part of the story. How were you at chemistry in real life?
I quite enjoyed it- the stuff with the Bunsen burners.- but I never went to school much because I did most of my learning onset. We didn’t do many experiments, so I missed out on that.

Rumor is there’s a lot of Ping-Pong played on set and Emma is the one to beat!
I don’t like playing her because it’s really embarrassing. She’s so much better than me and Dan, but we’re getting good. We’re quite quick!

Emma’s scoop!

You’ll have your first Harry Potter kiss in the seventh movie. How do you feel about that?
I think it’s going to be quite awkward, but I was speaking to Dan and Bonnie, and apparently, after a couple of takes it gets boring!

Do you ever work with the costume department on choosing Hermione’s clothes?

Yeah. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve been more involved. In the beginning, I found it really hard to understand that I was wearing clothes people expected Hermione to wear. I was 10 at the time and I’d get really upset about the clothes because I never would have worn anything like that in my life! I’ve been playing her for so long now that I can have more fun with it.

What’s your secret to being the onset Ping-Pong champ?
My parents played and they’re really competitive. They never user to let me win, but I got quite good at it. Dan and Rupert were quite taken aback that I could beat them. I think Rupert took it the worst.

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