Daniel Radcliffe’s Absurd Remarks Regarding Locking Emma Watson’s Lips

In the "Harry Potter" films, sparks could also fly from other objects, rather than wands. Hogwarts students experienced amazing life situations like crushes and first kisses as they grew up despite the fear of a particular genocidal wizard gaining control. It was harder for actors Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint to create those lighthearted scenes in a world approaching a grim future than it was to make a forgetting potion under Professor Snape's watchful eye.

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Before readers of the "Harry Potter" books could learn about Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley's passionate lip lock, author J.K. Rowling said Watson told her that she would have to film a kissing scene with Grint (as reported by Digital Spy to the Press Association).
But the actress was cast into a stupor when she discovered that her character and Harry Potter will also get intimate in a later book and movie. She was mortified and dropped off the sofa laughing when Rowling said, "If I write it the way I think I'm going to write it, you're going to have to snog both of them, [Radcliffe and Grint]."
According to Grint, who admitted to People that he doesn't recall much of his on-screen kiss with Watson since it was so awful, he had a valid reason for casting an obliviate spell on himself. He said, "We had this very brother-sister relationship. It just felt very surreal." Watson concurred that it was challenging to kiss her co-stars because of their sibling bond, but Radcliffe had a different opinion.

Emma Watson truly attacked her kissing scene with Daniel Radcliffe

In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," Hermione Granger and Harry Potter, played by Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, enjoy a passionate kiss, but the two are actually just Ron Weasley's jealous imagination (Rupert Grint). Still, the scene had to be filmed with the actors. "It's a figment of Ron's imagination, the worst possible thing he could ever imagine," said Watson in a news conference, via Digital Spy.
According to Radcliffe, Watson was successful in creating a kissing moment that was passionate enough to make Ron's blood boil. "I always thought it was going to be this soft, sensual sort of moment, and suddenly there was this vigorous kissing happening to me," he shared during a 2010 "Daybreak" interview. "She is a bit of an animal."
In an interview with MTV News, Radcliffe said that filming the sequence felt a little weird because of his sibling-like connection with Watson. He remarked, "It is a bit like kissing your sister. But, you know, I don't have a sister, so that's why I can say that and I'm not creeped out by it." He continued, "It was great, I'm not complaining."
The Associated Press was informed by director David Yates that Watson required little guidance when filming the scene. She nailed the second take after he informed the actor that her initial try lacked the intensity he was hoping for.

How Emma Watson felt about kissing Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe was able to match Emma Watson's ferocity despite the fact that she caught him off guard by attacking their kissing sequence with such ferocity. "He is a good kisser. I can definitely vouch for that," Watson shared with TV Guide. She admitted, however, that the reason she gave it her all was so that she could finish filming the sequence in as few takes as possible in an interview with The Associated Press.
The "Beauty & the Beast" heroine was initially offended by Radcliffe's remarks that she was a plain nasty kisser, according to Radcliffe. In a 2010 interview with Reuters, he claimed that Emma "struck me on the arm as soon as we walked off the red carpet (at the film premiere) and said 'What have you been saying to people about me?'" Watson later remarked, "I guess I should simply take that as a complement," to the Daily Record.
Watson was doing her best to deal with various situations that increased her level of pain while channeling her animalistic side for her on-screen make-out session with Radcliffe. "I was half naked and covered in silver paint — so that was pretty awkward," she shared. She nevertheless expressed her satisfaction with the outcome to The Associated Press (via Telegram), stating, "I'm really delighted that we managed to make it appear anything other than awkward."
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