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Bonnie Wright Talks of Harry and Ginny Relationship in Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: Edward
July 06, 2009, 11:54 PM

There is a new article from the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Blog which features an interview with actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) who speaks to her role in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  This article delves into the differences between book and film, her reaction to the character of Ginny Weasley in the story, and much more.  In this interview, the young actress spoke of her her reactions upon reading of her character's future with Harry Potter upon the release of the sixth book in 2005 by relating:

"It was weird.  Just reading what happens to her, but then after I’d really thought about everything I thought, ‘Oh god, we’re going to have to film all of those things.’ That was quite nerve-wracking. But you always know the way they write the script very much captures the mood of what’s happening in a good way. In a comfortable way."
The interview continues with Miss Wright discussing how the relationship builds in the upcoming movie, compared to the book by saying it "sort of slowly builds and there’s this tension between them. Just when you think the kiss is going to happen, it doesn’t. It’s really a sweet tale of how they’re slowly getting drawn to one another. Obviously, it’s very difficult for Harry with Ginny being his best friend’s younger sister. But the kiss itself happens in a much more intimate environment. It’s just the two of them rather than in the midst of the Gryffindor common room celebrating Quidditch. It’s a bit quieter in the film."

Miss Wright offers even more, somewhat spoilerish detail of how this moment is depicted in the film.  Quoteage:
"At this point in the film, Harry has become really taken over by this Half Blood Prince book and obviously Ginny can relate to that, having that happen to her in the second film [with Tom Riddle’s diary.] So she really notices what’s happening with him and how powerful and seductive this book can become. So they decide to hide it together, and the kiss happens when they’re going to hide the book."
The young actress goes on to talk about Ron's (actor Rupert Grint) reaction to the relationship in the film and of Quidditch.  On this subject, Miss Wright says: "I thought it was quite scary. I’m not afraid of heights but they manage to get you quite high on these complex hydraulic broomstick systems. It’s mad! You actually have to do quite a lot of the action yourself, being jerked around and spun around. It’s not all done by computer. It was also quite difficult when you’re pretending to play a complex game which you’re meant to be flying at so many hundred speeds an hour and really you’re on a studio set on a broomstick with blue screen around you. It can be hard to sort of connect."

The entirety of this most detailed and somewhat spoiler-filled interview can be read right here.

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5413 Points

Great article .. I love Bonnie:D

Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on July 07, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
586 Points

Can’t wait to see her in HBP!!!! 8 more days :D

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on July 07, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
86 Points

She’s just wonderful, and really well spoken.

Posted by Littlefawkes on July 07, 2009, 01:58 PM report to moderator
139 Points

I have said this so many times… but I CAN’T WAIT! xD

Posted by Half-blood Princess on July 07, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
4630 Points

Nope. NO. NOT going to raed the spoilers :].
I really love Bonnie. She makes a great Ginny! But then again, each of the actors and actresses make their perfect character..
This a ginnytastic interview :]. Love the part on the kiss!

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on July 07, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
1911 Points

Does this mean Ginny helps Harry w/ the Half-Blood Prince opposed to more of Ron and Hermione??

Posted by TheWeasleyClan on July 07, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
4024 Points

Can’t wait to watch her in HBP! It should be really good! :)

80450 Points

Bonnie will finally get some serious “face time” in this film…

Posted by Won_Two on July 07, 2009, 05:59 PM report to moderator
256 Points

Bonnie is the perfect Ginny, this was a great interview

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 07, 2009, 06:16 PM report to moderator
22044 Points

Amazing interview!!! Interesting!!!

3271 Points

That’s kinda odd how they are going to kiss when they hide the book?? Wonder how that’s going to work out for the better, since it is very different in the book.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 07, 2009, 07:17 PM report to moderator
459 Points

Do you think she’ll play grown up Ginny in the DH epilogue?

Posted by lupinwandcaster on July 07, 2009, 08:08 PM report to moderator
459 Points

Do you think she’ll play grown up Ginny in the DH epilogue?

Posted by lupinwandcaster on July 07, 2009, 08:08 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Interesting. I know a lot of people will hate the kiss change. I hope it turns out okay.

Posted by badger666 on July 07, 2009, 08:13 PM report to moderator
590 Points

Good interview. Really helps one get even more excited for the movie. Although I am a bit disappointed how they handle the kiss. I can see why they change some things from the books to the movies, & if they do the kiss right, it won’t be so bad. But hopefully they didn’t make it as anti-climatic & sappy as Harry & Cho’s kiss in the OOTP movie.

Posted by vespasian68967 on July 07, 2009, 08:35 PM report to moderator
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