Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: Interview with actress Emma Watson

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Emma Watson reprises the role of Hermoine in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. The film, which is the second to last in the Harry Potter series, is being released by Warner Bros. on November 19. 

"Harry, Hermione and Ron don't have a home anymore," notes Watson. "They are always on the move and, worse, they are being hunted, so they don't know who to trust. But the stakes are high, so they have to be brave."


To save her parents, Hermione makes an impossible choice. In a scene that is only alluded to in the book, she leaves her home behind, taking her parents' memories of their only child with her. Watson says, "Hermione knows that by siding with Harry she is putting her parents in danger. The only way she can protect them is by completely cutting them off, so she removes their memories of her, which is tragic because she is losing her mum and dad forever. I was really charmed by the way Steve Kloves wrote the scene. It was moving and also brings home the magnitude of the sacrifice Hermione, and also Ron, are making for their friend Harry."


Connection to Dumbledore


"It's somewhat puzzling," Emma Watson affirms, "because Ron and Hermione never really had a close relationship with Dumbledore, other than when Harry, Hermione and Ron were in trouble. He left Hermione a children's book, The Tales of Beetle the Bard, which would, on its face, appear to be because he knew she likes books."


Shooting in Piccadilly Circus


The trio Apparates to Shaftsbury Avenue in the heart of London's bustling Piccadilly Circus and the West End theatre district. The scene was shot on the actual site, which Watson says was "surreal. It was incredible to see traffic at a standstill on one of the busiest streets in one of the biggest cities in the world."


Hermoine's magical bag


"Every woman would love Hermione's bag because you could carry anything you could possibly need or wish for and it wouldn't weigh anything," Watson laughs. "She's very clever, that one–always so prepared, always one step ahead."


Getting between Harry and Ron


Nevertheless, Hermione is unprepared for the fight that erupts between Ron and Harry. When Ron ends it by deserting them, she is heartbroken. Watson attests, "She is devastated and feels abandoned. His jealousy and accusations also betrayed her trust."


Chase scenes


Watson notes, "It was pretty funny, especially when David had to take us aside and say, 'I just want to remind you that this scene is not about which one of you can run the fastest.' But I definitely gave the boys a run for their money," she smiles.