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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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398 Points

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.

Posted by TheSortingHat[ROAR] on April 29, 2009, 09:49 PM report to moderator
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It’s funny how she describes both herself AND Lavender as “mean.” LOL

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on April 29, 2009, 10:26 PM report to moderator
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783 Points

This is getting me extremely excited for the movie and seeing Rupert in it
my future husband… :p

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on April 29, 2009, 10:54 PM report to moderator
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356 Points

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.

Posted by *H*ROAR Mudblood Proud on April 29, 2009, 11:17 PM report to moderator
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1126 Points

IIIIIIII CAAAAAAANNNNNNNN’T WAAAAAAAAAAIIIIT!

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 30, 2009, 01:21 AM report to moderator
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146 Points

I love Hermione’s hair in HBP especially in the picture they used in this article.

Posted by KimmyZ on April 30, 2009, 02:52 AM report to moderator
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508 Points

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!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sanju on April 30, 2009, 03:14 AM report to moderator
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652 Points

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!

Posted by copimione is ROAR [OoM4] on April 30, 2009, 05:33 AM report to moderator
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1046 Points

yay! i love ron.

Posted by bec majec *roar* on April 30, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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127 Points

Dumbledore’s death scene… I dunno how I’ll be able to get through that one…

Posted by Jennie Rae Urban on April 30, 2009, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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1875 Points

OOH I AM SO EXCITED! I LOVE RON SO MUCH AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR QUIDDITCH!

Posted by E.Weasley. [ravenvlog ♥'s me] {WBM} on April 30, 2009, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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12100 Points

That is ironic.

I cannot wait to see this film.

Seeing Hermione and Lavender fighting over Ron will be hilarious.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on April 30, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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This is looking really awesome!! :)

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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?????

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on April 30, 2009, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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Interview is good …. Interestin to see it in film

Posted by lord kerol on May 01, 2009, 06:19 AM report to moderator
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