Shortly after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” hit store shelves last summer, media outlets fell over themselves trying to find out what the young cast members thought of the final book. Though they have the good fortune of getting to play at Hogwarts, they didn’t have any insider knowledge as to the fates of their characters, and found out who lived and who died at the same time as the rest of us.
So, when MTV News caught up with the lovely Emma Watson, we couldn’t resist asking her impression of the final novel. Watson’s future in the films was the focus of some intense scrutiny as rumors flew that she was no longer interested in playing Hermione Granger – rumors she quickly put to rest by signing for the rest of the series. So what did she think of the book’s ending and her budding relationship with Ron? (Warning, spoilers regarding the final book after the jump).
First and foremost, what does she think of Granger’s marriage to Ron Weasley? “I was thrilled really. Ron was the right person for her to be with. I think it was amazing that they had kids. It was perfect.”
Has she discussed the romance (and eventual kiss!) with costar Rupert Grint? “God no! We haven’t discussed it. I think we’ll have to cross that bridge when we come to it.” (Warning: Spoiler Alert Below)
The relationship between Ron and Hermione is obviously something near and dear to Watson – the “Deathly Hallows” scene she is most eager to film is a volatile moment between the couple.
“The scene that really touched me is Ron’s betrayal of Hermione, him leaving her. There’s that wonderful scene where he comes back and Hermione just launches herself at him and starts hitting him and is uncontrollably angry at him and disappointed in him for abandoning her. I’m looking forward to that because it felt very real when I read it.”
Readers, are you looking forward to seeing the movie version of "Deathly Hallows"? Is there anything the cast should keep in mind?