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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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791 Points

I can’t wait for the Ron/Hermione awesomeness of these final three movies, but I still don’t trust Yates’ directing skills.

Posted by Cellar Door [*SQUEE!*] on May 01, 2009, 11:42 AM report to moderator
6808 Points

Emma is great. She has grown up.

Posted by huffledor on May 02, 2009, 01:37 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

i luv the ron/hermione nearly-romance in half blood prince. its so adorable!! but u hav 2 love lavendar brown and her won-won! but hermione and ron are sooooo meant to be!!!!!

60 Points

i’m really looking forward to see Emma in HBP

Posted by sanimagus on May 03, 2009, 03:54 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

so cant wait for that film!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 03, 2009, 11:00 PM report to moderator
46 Points

if they keep in the fight (i dont think they are :(

Posted by ILoveHogwarts09 on May 04, 2009, 05:23 PM report to moderator
1093 Points

Can’t wait for the movie. It’s nice to hear from the actors, and Rupert definitely deserves the love :)

Posted by Aimee [WBM] on May 04, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
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