A new interview with Emma has popped up where she talks her torture scene with Bellatrix, her baby photos in the opening scene, the final day, the Harry/Hermione dance sequence and the Gringotts break-in in Part 2. She also briefly mentions “My Week with Marilyn” and her future in the acting business after “Potter” and her fashion projects are over. Read the full interview here in our press archives.
With excitement in the international Harry Potter community reaching fever pitch ahead of the July release of part two of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – the last Harry Potter movie everrr – Emma Watson sat down to discuss her time as Hermione Granger, the making of the final two-parter, and life after Harry.
When we see baby pictures of Hermione, was that photo editing or are they actually your baby pictures?
No, they were actually my baby pictures. [Laughs] There’s one with me with my favorite thing. I had this towel with bunny rabbit ears on it. And there’s a picture of that, which I didn’t know which ones they were going to use. They just asked my dad if they could have some pictures of me when I was a kid. And he handed some over. So, it’s very weird seeing those real pictures mished in with these fake parents. Weird.
Can you talk about the scene when Hermione faces Bellatrix, when she writes ‘mudblood’ on your heart. It was really powerful.
Thank you very much. It was very weirdly affecting to do that scene. It was quite horrible. I think Helena said to me afterwards, she was like, ‘I really didn’t enjoy doing that.’ [Laughs] And she usually gets very into all of that kind of evil stuff, but I think she felt quite uncomfortable.
But, actually, the ‘mudblood’ idea wasn’t something that was written in the script. It’s something that Helena and I came up with, because I was like, ‘Well, if she’s just kind of doing a spell on me, I can make it look like it’s painful, but I think it would be really powerful to have something that the audience can actually like physically see.’ So, the ‘mudblood’ we came up with. We all sat designing what Bellatrix’s handwriting would look like for like 40 minutes and we were like, ‘Well, we think that’s what she would write like.’ So, yeah, we had a lot of fun with it. Read more?