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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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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!

Posted by Taylor Potter ~★ROAR★~ on April 29, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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I just can’t wait for this movie!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on April 29, 2009, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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267 Points

lol i can’t wait to see the quidditch scene now

Posted by RaWr...WeReWoLf on April 29, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
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I love this interview! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 29, 2009, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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finally!!! rupert gets some attention! he’s been the best one all along!! I LOVE HIM!

Posted by vivaHP on April 29, 2009, 06:05 PM report to moderator
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New news nuggets…I love them!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on April 29, 2009, 06:11 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait till HBP comes out!! Squee

Posted by Wendy McCoury on April 29, 2009, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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791 Points

can’t wait!

Posted by DanielleD on April 29, 2009, 06:29 PM report to moderator
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3186 Points

I love rupert

Posted by FrancescaElle on April 29, 2009, 06:40 PM report to moderator
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I seriously hope Dumbledores death scene is REALLY good. They just have to do that man justice, they have too.

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on April 29, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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1911 Points

I truly absolutely cannot wait!!

Posted by TheWeasleyClan on April 29, 2009, 07:14 PM report to moderator
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AH!!!! i want the movie!!!! i cant wait untill july!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on April 29, 2009, 07:49 PM report to moderator
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nicee onee!! (this phrase is an inside jokee. thankss britt!:) (just ignore it, it probably doesn’t make sense anywayy. haha(: )

Posted by fan.numero1 [SFTC!] on April 29, 2009, 07:55 PM report to moderator
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This is gonna be great! I can’t wait

Posted by Jersey on April 29, 2009, 08:35 PM report to moderator
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Hmmm, slightly confusing analysis. Lavender not being like Hermione? Huh? I mean they were never close, but Hermione never disliked Lavender until HBP.

Posted by badger666 on April 29, 2009, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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