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People Shocked Over Emma Watson's ‘Brutal’ Discussion Of Her And Rupert Grint’s Kissing Scene

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People Shocked Over Emma Watson's ‘Brutal’ Discussion Of Her And Rupert Grint’s Kissing Scene

Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe reunited recently in the much anticipated HBO reunion special, Return To Hogwarts, to discuss their time in the franchise that shaped the childhoods of a generation. 

During the one-off special, cast and crew came together to discuss what it had been like filming the movies over the course of a decade – at a time when many of the younger stars were in their formative years. 

The now-grown up cast discussed things like friendships and crushes that developed on set, how they dealt with sudden fame, and, of course, had emotional conversations about the many crew members who they'd lost along the way.

During the wholesome reunion, however, Emma Watson surprised fans with her comments relating to her and Rupert’s on-screen kiss in the final film, The Deathly Hallows: Part Two.

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Emma Watson was clearly less than impressed about having to kiss her co-star, Rupert Grint. Credit: HBO Max
Emma Watson was clearly less than impressed about having to kiss her co-star, Rupert Grint. Credit: HBO Max

She said of the intimate scene: “Obviously us kissing was the most horrifying thing either of us have ever had to go through”, to which Grint agreed with a simple, and rather awkward, “Yeah.” 

She revealed that in the special that the scene “was meant to be this dramatic makeout, but we [her and Rupert] just kept laughing."

She then added that that the kiss 'felt wrong on every level,' because her, Dan and Rupert 'are so much siblings'. 

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TikToker @meyerbohn narrated the ‘horrifying kiss’ part of her discussion in a now viral video where he can be heard chucking the whole way through Emma’s sentence and then, upon watching Rupert's reaction, saying “OMG. I’m so sorry buddy.” 

He also captioned the video “Emma Watson being *BRUTALLY* honest with Rupert Grint”, clearly emphasising his opinion of the clip. 

Fellow actor Daniel Radcliffe also seemed a little shocked at Emma’s comment, making a reactionary “OHHHH” sound during the chat in response to Emma’s comment. 

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Commenters on this video have debated whether Emma’s remark was actually a bit far or not. 

One top commenter on the video simply stated: “EMOTIONAL DAMAGE.” 

Another remarked on Emma’s comment: “Daniel got second degree burns from this too somehow.” 

Other users, however, seemed to disagree that the comment was actually that deep. One commenter in this camp revealed: “They’ve both been making this joke since the movie came out.” 

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Ron and Hermione end up becoming an item at the end of the Harry Potter franchise. Credit: Warner Bros
Ron and Hermione end up becoming an item at the end of the Harry Potter franchise. Credit: Warner Bros

As seemingly brutal as the comment first seems out of context, this final user is actually right. 

Emma and Rupert have spoken before in interviews about their struggle to get this kiss scene over and done with. 

Back in 2016, Rupert told People magazine: "I never look back at that scene.

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"I’ve known Emma since she was literally 9-years-old and we had this very brother-sister relationship. It just felt very surreal."

Aside from all this talk of kissing, the HBO reunion has also made headlines for being a little bit... well, disorganised. 

Most embarrassingly, perhaps, was showing a childhood photo of Emma Roberts instead of Emma Watson. How did they get that wrong?!

On a similar vein, production seemed to mix-up the names of the Weasley Twins, initially labelling James and Oliver Phelps with each other’s name. Molly Weasley could never! 

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Harry Potter, HBO, Warner Bros, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, TV and Film

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