Emma Watson Updates About Filming Slughorn’s Party Scene in “Half-Blood Prince”

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Jan 10, 2008

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Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has updated her website today with a diary entry on filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. She writes today was her first scene working with actor Jim Broadbent, who will be portraying Professor Horace Slughorn in the sixth Harry Potter film. Emma writes:

“It’s amazing to be working with him. It’s also great because I have been eating profiteroles ALL DAY at Slughorn’s dinner party!!!”

Emma goes on to note that she has been hard at work studying for her exams, and she also thanked all who supported her by watching her recent television film “Ballet Shoes.”Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on November 21, 2008.





71 Responses to Emma Watson Updates About Filming Slughorn’s Party Scene in “Half-Blood Prince”

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OMG! They are keeping the party scene!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

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When I first read “profiteroles”, I thought it was a typo!! I had to check Wikipedia for that one. LOL.

It must be a thrill to work with Jim Broadbent. The young HP actors are very fortunate to work with so many of Britain’s best!

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I’d like dan and Rupert give fans some tips about their scene in their website! I’m really eager to see the HBP film. November is sooooo long to come!

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I absolutely love Emma Watson site. I’m cheking it few times a day, and leaky cauldron ofcourse. This site is the best site about Harry Potter.Great job! I’m looking forward to HBP, it’s gonna be better than the last one. I hope for trailer,poster and pics soon!!!

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i want a profiterole!

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im soooooo excited to see this movie, the 6th is one of my fav. books!!!!!!!!! i hope its better them the 4th and 5th. the 5th was ok but, idk i didnt like it as much. and the 4th was just disappointing, skipping over the ENTIRE barty crouch thing…....ugh that still makes me angry.

anyhooo like i said im super excited and im very glad that emma keeps us updated

Cheers*<3

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umm for whatever reason they (leaky) changed my “computer heart” and made it <3> so sorry

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Aha, the mystery word “profiterole” means CREAM PUFF.

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If you reed this and don’t love Me (Luna), your mad!

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I hope they keep the incident with Severus Snape is in the party scene also. I would love to see Slughorn teasing Snape about his potion making skills- compared to Lily’s!

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How funny! I’ve been eating profiteroles for dessert for yers (at restaurants, I don’t cook) and I never even made the connection that they were basically the same as cream puffs. Probably because the profteroles I have had usually had some ice cream (as well cream) inside so I thought that was the difference! Ha!

Glad that they are keeping in the party scene. I want to see the brigh yellow eyebrow and Luna’s offer to dye hers the same color so they can match.

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Oh My GOD!

Was Draco there!!!???

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Lilibeth, your version of profiteroles sounds HEAVENLY!

I’ve only been to London once. But while I was there, I had a scone with Devonshire clotted cream. I’ll never forget it. it was TO DIE FOR!!!

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Nice timing, I have just finished watching my DVD of “Ballet Shoes” which arrived today. I loved the TV production so much I couldn’t wait to see it again on DVD.

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Oh, this is GREAT! If they are keeping the Slughorn party in, it means that there’s a chance that we’ll see Luna in her amazing dress! And – OMG – Snape and Draco’s conversation??? This is almost too good to be true =))))))))

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When I read this it was almost like reading an excerpt from Hermione’s own journal!

Im watching Ballet Shoes right now on that TVCatchup thing you had to join to watch the JKR documentry – It is incredibly useful.

I must say I absolutly love Ballet Shoes. I was watching it when half way through it had to buffer again and I actually was like “Nooooo!”

I think I may read the book now too!

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Mmmm, profiteroles! They’re keeping the party scene in – how cool is that?! I hope it’s as awesomesauce as the scene in the book was. It will be great regardless, though!

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I think Emma must be quite a hard-worker to say the least – didn’t she get all A and A* grades for her GCSEs? Plus making the films of course and all the associated publicity she is required to do. Good luck to her if she manages to get out a bit too.

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Ann Marie

Yes -Emma’s GCSE results were staggerinlgy good and she must be seriously bright ! She is now doing her A levels and would be having the first of her module exams in the next few days Why do I know -because one of my children attends CLC and has them as well as indeed do other A level students throughout the country.

Good luck to her and to them all.

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that’s AWSOME….thanks emma… ‘cause she has keeping us informed… those escenes are crucial for the storyline of the movie…. i hope she gets good grades ‘cause she has been a good reporter of HBP!!!!

I AM JUST WAITING FOR THE MOVIE THE COME UP!!!!

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Where did you read emma/ watson’s diary

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Amy, Emma Watson has an official website:

http://www.emmawatsonofficial.com/#ems/show/293

the diary should open up right away.

Thanks for the info, Emma! I’m so excited for this movie. I can’t wait until we start getting photos!! :-)

<3 <3

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HOORAY! Heck yes! :) That’s so cool how they are shooting Slughorn’s party! Whoot! [ dances & claps ]

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THIS IS AWSOME, I dont know about Draco but I am all most positive that Snape is at this party in the movie because Alan started filming around the 8th of January or sometime during the early weeks of January. BUT do you know what this could possibly mean , Hermione and Cormac go to the party together, she gets her revenge on Ron taunting her. As always though this is all speculation still, I agree November cant come soon enough.

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Great. I hope the party makes it to the final film. Especially Luna’s ‘rotfang’ conspiracy theory!

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Squeeeee!!!

This is a great scene to have in because it pleases both the people who love the ships and the people who love the darker side of the book.

Can’t wait to see Draco and Snape’s conversation! It is so intriguing!

Let’s just hope it doesn’t get cut!

Go David Yates! I think he gets this book because all the info we have gotten is showing us a great mix between the comedic and dramatic elements of the story.

Eeeeeee!!!

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OMG!!!! I love the party scene!!! Yah! I’m really rooting for this movie. It was my favorite book of the series.

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I’m still mad that they won’t have any Gaunts-how WILL they explain Voldemort’s back story??!! such an important part of the book!!-but I’m glad this scene is in and it sounds like fun.

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I really am glad yates is doing this movie. Say what you want about ootp and what was cut….but he nailed the emotions dead on. I’m looking forward to this.

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I hope we get to see Slughorn “pull Snape seemingling from nowhere”

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Besides we do have to remember the size difference in the books, I mean as much as we love OOTP it was 875 pages and it had a lot of sub plots, this book HBP is at least steadier with its story. I should note that the American copy was 875 and I think the British one was about 7 hundred and some?

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The British version was only 600 pages or so. Yes HBP is MUCH shorter, not only in page count but the the font size of OotP was so small, while HBP was the biggest font size/spacing yet.

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and HBP has more shipping stuff while Ootp was more about the Order and Voldemort… can’t wait!!!!!!! thanks Emma, if it wasn’t for you, we’d be lost!

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I just pray that Lily is actually mentioned in the film. There’s absolutely no excuse for it now that they knew what happened in DH when writing the script. Kloves would have to be insane not to bring Lily up in the HBP movie. There needs to be SOME buildup to Snape/Lily. Slughorn has to mention her.

One thing I thought should have been in DH was a bigger role for Slughorn. After HBP I was sure he was going to have greater importance, that he would maybe be the one that helped Harry make the connection between Snape and Lily.

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In an interview last summer, Emma said she wanted to study at Cambridge. For me, that all by itself deserves a WOW. From what I’ve read, she has some serious brains (Hermione would be very proud). She should do well whever she winds up.

I’m impressed that she is able to juggle the HP films with her school work. That must mean a lot of very long days. CONGRATULATIONS Emma and GOOD LUCK with your exams!

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YAY! Slughorn party!!!! I want that little Luna/Harry/Trelawney/Snape/Slughorn interaction, its my fav part of that scene.:D

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I’m surprised their keeping this scene in the movie, but i’m happy that they are! It was one of my fave sceans in the book!! I’m sure Broadment is going to portray Slughorn as well if not better than what Staunton did with Umbridge! November just can’t come soon enough.

Btw the british version was 766 pages and the 2nd smallest font (after DH). HBP was 608 pages and had the biggest font/spacing. So I think it’s going to be much easier for the Steven Kloves to adapt this movie….

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Yay! I’m so happy that they kept that scene in there!!! I can’t wait to see it. I wonder if Emma has to kiss the guy playing MacLaggen in that scene. Hermione kisses him in the book but Harry doesn’t witness it. But whatever even if she doesn’t it will still be awesome.

I can’t believe she still has exams to take. That’s one busy girl. I don’t know if I would be able to remember the lines to a script everyday and also study for exams. That’s alot of memorization. i’m sure she’ll get all A’s again though, because she’s so freaking smart just like Hermione.

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AWSOME cant wait till the new movie because we get to see more of Voldemort and what happend in his past! Woohoo!!!

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Yay! I saw this on ew.net earlier today and then again in IMDb. Then I thought, “I need to check Leaky to see if there’s other news!” Anyway, on IMDb more people tried to determine what the heck a profiterole is (the conclusion is that it’s basically a creme puff). I hope they keep the part where Luna makes Harry laugh super hard.

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I hope they keep in Luna and her Rotfang conspiracy!!!! LOL

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I hope keep the vampire! that was one of my fav parts of the book. cracked me up! and that means more crazy luna too! yay!

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Oh yeah!

Sanguini!!!!

plz plz plz! I love Sanguini…

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i just love emma 4 informing us all tht,it’s the little things tht count,she wished us Xmas and now she wished us happy new yr…lovely girl,so sweet…she gives us inside account on hbp..oh wow…

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lol I cant wait to see TOM FEEELTON in this movie :) i love him so much I LOOOOVE THIS MOOOVIE

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EEEE!! I’m so excited; I loved that scene! Man! Snape and that vampire, and Draco?! Holy hell!

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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plz plz plz! I love Sanguini…[/i]

YES!

Frankly, I’d gladly sacrifice Luna’s blathering in favor of some Sanguini. That part where he tries to sidle over toward the girls, and his companion scolds him… I don’t know why, but it cracks me up every time. It would be all kinds of awesome if they kept that part.

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Ah, darn, I messed up the tags in my first post. Sorry. blush

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Don’t worry performingmonkey, Dan said a few months ago there’s a scene where Harry begs Slughorn for the memory, pretending to cry and begging him to do it to honor Lily Potter…I think it was something like that…so there’s definitely Lily! :D

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY ARE KEEPING THE PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!! I HOPE TO GOD WE SEE LUNA’S YELLOW DRESS AND HER DYED YELLOW EYEBROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I love how she updates us all! Am also revising for my exams :( Nearly over!

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The bit where Slughorn pulls Snape out of nowhere was priceless. XD

Also the bit where Sanguini’s friend shoves a cracker in his mouth because he was looking hungrily at some girls… XD

And the bit where Draco is dragged in by Filch accused of “gatecrashing” and then is all flustered but starts sucking up to Slughorn immediately.

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@Paulo: Luna didn’t die her eyebrow yellow, because Harry specifically told her not to. Also, she wore the yellow dress at Bill & Fleur’s wedding, not Slughorn’s party. As I recall, the dress she wore to the party white or silvery, with stars or spangles or something.

Sorry, I’m just very pedantic about details like that. ;)

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@cristipotter: really?? exactly where and when did dan say that because i don’t remember a scene in the book where Harry “pretends” to cry when he’s talking about his mother. i know in the scene in Hagrid’s hut when harry has taken the felix felicis and he’s trying to get the memory, Slughorn starts to cry and Hagrid is crying but i don’t think Harry cries or “pretends” to cry but it is an emotional scene. anyway, i don’t think harry would have to pretend to cry when it comes to lily, i’m sure he would really cry.

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Prof Mac

One of the funny things about the trio is how -academically at least, they appear to be in accordance with their characters ! But they each deserve a massive amount of credit as to their minders and -most importantly of course, their families; no Lyndsay Lohan’s among them at all !

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M Jones, I agree with you completely. David Heyman’s choices are spot on! He must have gotten all A’s in psychology. LOL.

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I DONT HAVE ANYTHING ACTUALLY INTERESTING TO SAY…BUT I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION HOW TOTALLY PSYCHED I AM THAT THE HARRY POTTER SERIES IS DOING SO WELLIM ACTUALLY SLIGHTLY OBSESSED WITH THE WHOLE THING…. I PROBABLY WATCH A DIFFERENT HP FILM LIKE EVERYDAY. OH AND P.S IM TOTALLY 100% COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH RUPERT GRINT. ISNT HE JUST ABSOLUTELY GORGOUS??? LOL HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

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Profiteroles. Man, that’s one of those words that I read in a British novel twenty years ago, and had to look it up. Then I came across it again ten years later… and had to look it up again.

When I saw it here, I hit my forehead and said “THAT WORD AGAIN!!!”

And had to look it up.

I guess because I think they’re vile, I don’t bother to remember what they are. I would love to try some treacle tart, but you can keep your profiteroles.

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OMG i cant wit till part 6 comes out.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I find her comments rather boring, it’s always the same.

Is anyone else just not as interested in the films as before, now we know what’s gonna happen in the end?

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Yes, I know what you mean, especially since an encyclopedia is coming out. However, we can still speculate how it will look on the screen, or talk about what we would have done differently when it comes to the movies.

In the meantime, here’s a recipe for profiteroles (eclairs, what have you)

http://www.kitchenexperiments.net/2007/03/eclairs.html

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profiteroles are a small light (choux) pastry filled with cream or ice-cream and served usually with a soft chocolate sauce. Well that’s the type I’m used to anyway. They’re delicious IF there’s a right balance between the chocolate and cream. Sometimes they overdo the chocolate.

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I’m still interested in everything Harry Potter. Heck, I’m a rabid fan; I’d probably go nuts next time I see profiteroles on sale.

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@celia: I don’t remember very well, you know, but I think it was in that ‘interview’ or something where Dan talks about the character of Slughorn being like a comic relief but with a dark secret? And he mentioned something about telling Slughorn to give him the prophecy to honor Lily… let me see if I find it! few minutes later Ok found it! :

Slughorn’s memory of giving young Tom Riddle information on creating horcruxes. Harry is ultimately able to retrieve the memory in a moment of great sadness, when he pleads with a sobbing Horace to erase the damage he’s done and honor Lily Potter. It’s moments like these, said Radcliffe, that make “the tragedy [of Slughorn] outweigh the comedy.”

Yeah, that’s what I was talking about before, and the one who’s sobbing is actually Slughorn… :D can’t wait!

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It´s great that Jim get the Job to be Horace, he is a graet actor and perfect for it.

Can´t wait to see the film; the party is one of my favorits.

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Profiteroles have custard in them where I am from. Anyone French can tell us what real ones have? I didnt read pag 2 and 3 so if someone said there – I missed it :D

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No, no one said – they are choux pastry balls that – because they are hollow are filled with custard and drizzled with chocolate on the top. Wiik has the answers … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastry_cream more custrard than cream :D

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@cristipotter: Oh, Okay. I read that interview. I thought you said that Dan had said that he had to pretend to cry in order to get Slughorn to give him the memory and that just didn’t sound right. But yeah, I can’t wait either.

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Tee hee! I envy Emma now….profiteroles…......yum, yum, yum….......whaaaaa!! I WANT ONE NOW!!!!! Nya! =.=

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I LOVE CREAM PUFFS, I WANT ONE!

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