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Emma Watson on "Mean Girl" Lavender Brown for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: sue
April 29, 2009, 09:51 AM

They say the path to true love is never an easy one, as evident in the case of Ron and Hermione in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Actress Emma Watson weighs in on this fact, as she describes in a new interview with Wizard Universe, the actions of the character of "mean girl" Lavender Brown (played in the film by Jessie Cave). Quotage:

"There's this mean girl called Lavender who has a bit of a crush on Ron. It's leaked in the beginning of the film that Hermione and Ron are finally going to get it together, and then she steps in. Hermione is sensitive and quite mean, really. And it's very much about how she sort of despises Lavender. Not really because she's taken Ron away, but because she's kind of the opposite of Hermione. So it's very comic and also quite sad for her. It's very Ron based, her part.

Emma Watson goes on to note that she remains a fan of the books, having "read each of them three or four times." The actress also gives high praise to fellow actor Rupert Grint for his performance in Half-Blood Prince, echoing earlier sentiments from actor Dan Radcliffe on the humor found in Ron's Quidditch scenes. She also reflects on the aftermath of the events on the Astronomy Tower.

"What really stuck out for me was Ron's Quidditch scene. It was so funny. Rupert's comic timing is just brilliant and he's so funny. There's this great scene where Hermione and Lavender are fighting over Ron, and we had a bit of fun with that.  With Dumbledore's death scene it was absolutely freezing that night, and it was a very sad scene, really."

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668 Points

I think and hope that this film is gonna be really faithful to the book!!!

Posted by Natalia {ROAR} on April 29, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
1839 Points

Nice little tidbits from Emma. I always like hearing the actors favorite moments are from the films.

Posted by Lillylove on April 29, 2009, 09:58 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

Emma says she likes Ron’s scene too. I first thought she was talking about Lavendar being mean but she means herself. Lol It was nice she was saying Rupert is brilliant. I think so too.

Posted by Cool G on April 29, 2009, 10:06 AM report to moderator
2588 Points

Nice interview. I look forward to Ruperts.

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 29, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
11307 Points

lol yeah she kind of had some random and confusing things to say in this interview, however any small insight we get is good. I like Emma she seems very focused on the Harry Potter movies and wanting to get them just right.

Posted by GF_of_Seamus on April 29, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
7475 Points

This qudditch scene is recieving praise from all angles…it’s looking damn good obviously!!!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on April 29, 2009, 10:13 AM report to moderator
829 Points

nope this film is not loyal to d book too:(
as u may hav notice that H/G kissing scene is in Room Of Requirement but they never happen to meet there and also Lupin telling someone abt Draco’s mission but he never believed Harry in the books :)
and there are some many things in the movie that where not in the books
as u could hav noticed in Rupert’s fan’site

Posted by blackhair on April 29, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator
184 Points

blackhair, since when has any movie been truly faithful to their counterpart?
I’m quite excited for this movie. This time we only have a few more months.

Posted by punkedup88 on April 29, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
75 Points

Hermione despises Lavender because she’s different from her and not because she stole Ron? That’s an interesting analysis. While they weren’t close, she didn’t seem to have any problems with Lavender until she moved in on Ron. I think it IS entirely about Ron, but Lavender’s silliness (book version, at least) certainly doesn’t help.

Posted by Chreechree on April 29, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

jupi ja ja ja jupi jupi ja! can’t wait to see it!

Posted by Matea on April 29, 2009, 10:35 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

Wow! Now that got me EVEN more excited. As if that’s even possible at this point. A fight scene between Hermy and Lav? This I gotta seeee!!! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 29, 2009, 10:37 AM report to moderator
75 Points

that’s pretty cool
I can’t wait to see this movie :D

Posted by AyuSaraswati on April 29, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

Hermione … Lavender… Fighting over Ron… Right I can’t wait now for this film

Posted by KiwiMcI on April 29, 2009, 10:43 AM report to moderator
2926 Points

Yay, this is just really awesome.. just a few more months =D

Posted by Niphai on April 29, 2009, 10:49 AM report to moderator
60 Points

how fitting, the rain and cold while shooting dumbledores sad scene!! :(

Posted by hermy65 on April 29, 2009, 11:02 AM report to moderator
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