Emma Watson on “Mean Girl” Lavender Brown for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Apr 29, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

They say the path to true love is never an easy one, as evident in the
case of Ron and Hermione in the upcoming Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince
. Actress Emma Watson weighs in on this fact, as she
describes in a new interview with Wizard Universe, the actions of the character of “mean
girl” Lavender Brown (played in the film by Jessie Cave). Quotage:

“There’s this mean girl called Lavender who has a bit of a crush on Ron. It’s leaked in the beginning of the film that Hermione and Ron are finally going to get it together, and then she steps in. Hermione is sensitive and quite mean, really. And it’s very much about how she sort of despises Lavender. Not really because she’s taken Ron away, but because she’s kind of the opposite of Hermione. So it’s very comic and also quite sad for her. It’s very Ron based, her part.

Emma Watson goes on to note that she remains a fan of the books, having “read each of them three or four times.” The actress also gives high praise to fellow actor Rupert Grint for his performance in Half-Blood Prince, echoing earlier sentiments from actor Dan Radcliffe on the humor found in Ron’s Quidditch scenes. She also reflects on the aftermath of the events on the Astronomy Tower.

“What really stuck out for me was Ron’s Quidditch scene. It was so funny. Rupert’s comic timing is just brilliant and he’s so funny. There’s this great scene where Hermione and Lavender are fighting over Ron, and we had a bit of fun with that. With Dumbledore’s death scene it was absolutely freezing that night, and it was a very sad scene, really.”

82 Responses to Emma Watson on “Mean Girl” Lavender Brown for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Avatar ImageNatalie says: I think and hope that this film is gonna be really faithful to the book!!!Avatar ImageLillylove says: Nice little tidbits from Emma. I always like hearing the actors favorite moments are from the films. Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Emma says she likes Ron's scene too. I first thought she was talking about Lavendar being mean but she means herself. Lol It was nice she was saying Rupert is brilliant. I think so too.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Nice interview. I look forward to Ruperts.Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: lol yeah she kind of had some random and confusing things to say in this interview, however any small insight we get is good. I like Emma she seems very focused on the Harry Potter movies and wanting to get them just right.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: This qudditch scene is recieving praise from all angles...it's looking damn good obviously!!!Avatar Imageblackhair says: nope this film is not loyal to d book too:( as u may hav notice that H/G kissing scene is in Room Of Requirement but they never happen to meet there and also Lupin telling someone abt Draco's mission but he never believed Harry in the books :) and there are some many things in the movie that where not in the books as u could hav noticed in Rupert's fan'siteAvatar Imagepunkedup88 says: blackhair, since when has any movie been truly faithful to their counterpart? --- I'm quite excited for this movie. This time we only have a few more months.Avatar ImageChreechree says: Hermione despises Lavender because she's different from her and not because she stole Ron? That's an interesting analysis. While they weren't close, she didn't seem to have any problems with Lavender until she moved in on Ron. I think it IS entirely about Ron, but Lavender's silliness (book version, at least) certainly doesn't help. Avatar ImageMatea says: jupi ja ja ja jupi jupi ja! can't wait to see it! Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wow! Now that got me EVEN more excited. As if that's even possible at this point. A fight scene between Hermy and Lav? This I gotta seeee!!! :DAvatar ImageAyuSaraswati says: that's pretty cool I can't wait to see this movie :DAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Hermione ... Lavender... Fighting over Ron... Right I can't wait now for this filmAvatar ImageNiphai says: Yay, this is just really awesome.. just a few more months =DAvatar Imagehermy65 says: how fitting, the rain and cold while shooting dumbledores sad scene!! :(Avatar Imageblackhair says: Yup:) u r right punkedup88 we could hope that they made an exciting film however they may hav filmed. I hope they hav made an exciting oneAvatar Imagekbicprez says: "A fight scene between Hermy and Lav? This I gotta seeee!!!" Let's hope it's not a cat fight. LOL.Avatar Imagecrom says: Can't wait. How awesome she's read the books 3 or four times each :)Avatar Imageblackhair says: yupe KB Prez [ROAR!] u r right :) i won't suite Hermy to hav a Cat like fight :)))Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see the scene in which they fight. It sounds as though it will afford immense quantities of amusement for all audiences. ;)Avatar ImageMushMania says: HEHE emma looks like a poodle in that picture Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Im already welling up at the sadness *sigh* At least there will be funny parts i guess =( Excited to see Hermoine and Lavender fighting hehe! Rons reaction should be good!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Great interview!Avatar ImageTrudie26 says: I'm excited for this film :D Avatar Imageselene21 says: I can't wait to see it I hope it's true about the fight between Lavander and Hermione Please Jo tell us what happen with Ron and Hermione right after the Battle :)Avatar Imageemperessemma says: I've suddenly found myself looking forward to the DVD; so I can make angry cat noises (e.g. hissing) and not have the cinema be mad at me. Hehe.Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: Everyone, repeat after me. The movie is BASED on the book. The movie is BASED on the book. The movie is BASED on the book. GET IT?????Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: pretty amazing. i wanna seee ittt. aghh.Avatar Imageavrenim says: i never thought of lavender as a mean girl.. just annoying. their fight should be amusing, though!Avatar ImageDragomir Despard says: Ahh I can't wait!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Interesting story.... makes me more anxious for the movie to come out!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Nice interview. Avatar Imagehermionegirl7 says: "I've read each of them three or four times." I knew that already, but I love to hear it. :) Go Emma! Oh, I'm getting so excited!!!Avatar Imageiconshero says: This film has to be good. or i may cry ;-)Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: i can't wait for this film ahhhhhh. the fight sounds inteeresting, should be funny to see hahaAvatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I love the interview! It makes me want to see this movie even more! I can't wait!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: great! short but great interviewAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: preety coolAvatar Imagebudgie says: Good interview!Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: i'm so excited for this movie. I wish we could have seen it already! And even though it won't be 100% true to the book, I'm excited to see this adaptation of it. Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Aw, even Emma thinks Rupert's quidditch scene is funny! Man, where is July?!?!!? It needs to come NOW!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: I cant wait to see the quidditch scene. we havent had quidditch in a while. :DAvatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: This movie is going to make me cry and I don't cry much in movies... Dumbledore's just gonna break me I think. But on happier side.. I can't wait to see Rupe and Dan! This movie'll be hilarious, that I'll bet! Rupert's my favorite actor and he's funnier than funnyfunny. The Hermione/Lavender scene has to be... I don't know the word... maybe it's amazing? Nah. It's gonna be POTTAMAZINGG.Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: thats great :D so true. can;t wait!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Woah... The quidditch scene must be really funny if both Dan and Emma like it so much!! 78 days!! I don't think I can wait any longer! :9Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: I really want to see the fight but that is going to make Hermione's affection for Ron, too strong and way too obvious. I really hope they are carefull or why would Ron have to even try in Deathly Hallows. It would be pointless because he will think she is so desperate for him. That wouldn't work at all and too many questions would be asked along with that!Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I just can't wait for this movie!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: lol i can't wait to see the quidditch scene nowAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: I love this interview! :)Avatar ImagevivaHP says: finally!!! rupert gets some attention! he's been the best one all along!! I LOVE HIM!Avatar ImageErinM says: New news nuggets...I love them!Avatar Imagedragonsmaidan says: I can't wait till HBP comes out!! *Squee*Avatar ImageDanielleD says: can't wait!Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: I love rupertAvatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: I seriously hope Dumbledores death scene is REALLY good. They just have to do that man justice, they have too.Avatar ImageWeasleyRavenclaw says: I truly absolutely cannot wait!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: AH!!!! i want the movie!!!! i cant wait untill july!Avatar Imagefan.numero1 says: nicee onee!! (this phrase is an inside jokee. thankss britt!:) (just ignore it, it probably doesn't make sense anywayy. haha(: )Avatar ImageJersey says: This is gonna be great! I can't waitAvatar Imagebadger666 says: Hmmm, slightly confusing analysis. Lavender not being like Hermione? Huh? I mean they were never close, but Hermione never disliked Lavender until HBP.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Wow Emma's hair in that photo looks very Hermione. I don't mind if the film isn't too faithful to the books, just as long as it doesn't stray too far from the original story. I'm getting very excited about seeing HBP too.Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: It's funny how she describes both herself AND Lavender as "mean." LOLAvatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: This is getting me extremely excited for the movie and seeing Rupert in it my future husband... :pAvatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Wow- that Quidditch scene must be good. I'm quite excited. I wouldn't call Lavender mean, exactly- jealous and superstitious, yes- mean, not really. I felt like Hermione going to help Lavender from Greyback in Deathly Hallows was the confirmation that Hermione never really hated her, just found her annoying and of course it was bad that Ron got together with her just after Hermione kind of invited him to Slughorn's Christmas party. But Lavender was, after all, a Gryffindor and a Dumbledore's Army fighter. She wasn't all bad. I hope Hermione isn't just portrayed as a whiny lovesick girl in this movie- her conflicts with Ron are important but she's still Hermione and I hope that her character remains intact.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: IIIIIIII CAAAAAAANNNNNNNN'T WAAAAAAAAAAIIIIT!Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: I love Hermione's hair in HBP especially in the picture they used in this article.Avatar Imagesanjuangelina says: Sweet! Hermione's part is going to be really worth watching. Dan's part is going to be very interesting. Ruperrt's part is one aspect of the movie I am really looking forward to. Gosh, their acting is superb. 77 days.......Can't wait!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagecopimione says: It's always nice to hear what the actors said about their character or scene in the movie or about how they felt.. Ugh, can't wait to watch the movie!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: yay! i love ron. Avatar ImageJennie Rae Urban says: Dumbledore's death scene... I dunno how I'll be able to get through that one...Avatar Imageron_lover says: OOH I AM SO EXCITED! I LOVE RON SO MUCH AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR QUIDDITCH!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: That is ironic. I cannot wait to see this film. Seeing Hermione and Lavender fighting over Ron will be hilarious.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: This is looking really awesome!! :) Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: LOL this rupert scene is getting a lot of credit. WHAT DOES EMMA MEAN THAT IS WAS LEAKED IN THE BEGGINING THAT THEY WERE GOING TO GET TOGETHER?????????Avatar Imagelord kerol kentervil says: Interview is good .... Interestin to see it in filmAvatar ImageCellar Door says: I can't wait for the Ron/Hermione awesomeness of these final three movies, but I still don't trust Yates' directing skills.Avatar Imagehuffledor says: Emma is great. She has grown up.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i luv the ron/hermione nearly-romance in half blood prince. its so adorable!! but u hav 2 love lavendar brown and her won-won! but hermione and ron are sooooo meant to be!!!!!Avatar Imagesanimagus says: i'm really looking forward to see Emma in HBP Avatar ImageCatherine says: so cant wait for that film!Avatar ImageILoveHogwarts09 says: if they keep in the fight (i dont think they are :(Avatar ImageAimeeLOVE says: Can't wait for the movie. It's nice to hear from the actors, and Rupert definitely deserves the love :)

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