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

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Posted by: sue
April 29, 2009, 09:51 AM

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."

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82 Comments

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829 Points

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 one

Posted by blackhair on April 29, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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6352 Points

“A fight scene between Hermy and Lav? This I gotta seeee!!!”

Let’s hope it’s not a cat fight. LOL.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on April 29, 2009, 11:11 AM report to moderator
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406 Points

Can’t wait.
How awesome she’s read the books 3 or four times each :)

Posted by Crom on April 29, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
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829 Points

yupe KB Prez [ROAR!] u r right :)
i won’t suite Hermy to hav a Cat like fight :)))

Posted by blackhair on April 29, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
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3048 Points

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. ;)

Posted by Kirk on April 29, 2009, 11:34 AM report to moderator
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328 Points

HEHE emma looks like a poodle in that picture

Posted by Hobgoblin 13 on April 29, 2009, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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3846 Points

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!

Posted by AbiDumbledore on April 29, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

Great interview!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 29, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
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364 Points

I’m excited for this film :D

Posted by Bethany on April 29, 2009, 12:17 PM report to moderator
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2113 Points

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 :)

Posted by selene21 (ROAR) on April 29, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by emperessemma on April 29, 2009, 01:01 PM report to moderator
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320 Points

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?

Posted by jeannemclROAR on April 29, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
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pretty amazing. i wanna seee ittt. aghh.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on April 29, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
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i never thought of lavender as a mean girl.. just annoying. their fight should be amusing, though!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on April 29, 2009, 01:45 PM report to moderator
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450 Points

Ahh I can’t wait!

Posted by Dragomir Despard on April 29, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
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