David Yates on Ron and Hermione: “It was a hell of a snog”

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Jul 11, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

Leaky is currently going through its footage from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere in New York City, and has this bit from David Yates that sheds a bit of light the big kiss between Ron and Hermione:

A: Emma said that she and Rupert were really feeling the pressure from the public for the kiss in seven. How did you guys combat that?

DY: It’s a big moment for both of them. It’s a huge moment in a series of films. I love that relationship between Ron and Hermione. I love the fact that it’s so repressed and trapped and unrequited and unfulfilled. … I just said look guys, just give yourself to these characters. Let Ron take over, let Hermione take over. … And give yourselves to those characters, let them do the snogging. You shouldn’t even think about it.

And it was a hell of a snog actually. Yeah it’s really cool actually. They did brilliantly, I’m so proud of them.

Q: And there’s a huge battle raging around them.

A: We’re in the middle of a huge battle when they snog. It’s pretty intense.

This and a lot more coming in TLC’s premiere video!





111 Responses to David Yates on Ron and Hermione: “It was a hell of a snog”

Avatar ImageBandersnatch says: Awesome. ::huge grin::Avatar ImageMySweetheart says: Can't wait to see it! I hope it will be really dramatic, slow-mo and everything! :DAvatar ImagePadfootLover4ever says: Ahhh! That's awesome! Looking forward to it <3Avatar ImageHattFerg says: Aw, i cant wait to see the kiss!!!! I'm loving that there is going to be a big battle going on!Avatar ImageKelsy says: >8DAvatar ImageKelsy says: Yates looks a little crazed in that photo, however.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: We'll be hearing about it for a long time before we get to see movie 7.Avatar Imageharrypottergirlll says: Emma and Rupe have just been so worrying about it. But i'm sure it;s gonna be great, especially in a battle!!! Like David said, let the characters take over. It's weird to think/see of Emma and Rupe kissing, but it ain't them, so there!! so proud of 'em.Avatar ImagePattipenni says: It kinda makes sense that the actors were worrying about it - I think Ron and Hermione were, too, in a sense - that's why it took such an enormous scene to bring them out of themselves and realize the time had come. Can't wait!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: Glad to know it's going to stay the same.Avatar ImageharrietPotter says: this is really great to hear!...Avatar Imageshellscotie says: "We're in the middle of a huge battle when they snog." <- This reminds me of POTC 3.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: LOVE how there's a huge battle going on at the same time. I can picture it now... hopefully it lives up to what David says! This might be the scene I'm looking forward to most, so I hope it's great :)Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: cant wait :D Avatar ImageAnalise says: ""We’re in the middle of a huge battle when they snog." <- This reminds me of POTC 3." That's what I thought. I'm sure this kiss will be significantly better than that god awful cheese fest though. Can't wait!Avatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: Ron and Hermione's big kiss did not happen until Deathly Hallows. I hope this is what is being spoken of. In Deathly Hallows at Hogwarts, when the fab three returned to look for Rowena Ravenclaw's missing crown before the battle began, Ron and Hermione entered the chamber of secrets to gather Basilisk fangs to destroy the Hufflepuff horcrux that voldemort had made, and the diadem when they found it. It was just after they returned from the chamber of secrets, with fangs and mangled cup that Ron seriously said to Harry they had forgotten someone, the house elves, someone should get them out to safety and that was the moment. the moment when Hermione threw herself at Ron and kissed him full on the lips. Basilisk fangs dropped :-) and Ron and Hermione hung onto each other tightly. This was also when the school was preparing to defend itself and just before the battle became really intense. Their kiss did not happen in Half Blood Prince. Avatar Imagestarlesswinter says: PleaseAvatar Imagestarlesswinter says: Please NO slo-mo for this kiss! It's too cheesy and cliche.Avatar Imagepansy parkinson says: I agree about the slow motion, that would kill it. I hope Harry gets pissed like he did in the book.Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: Not a fan of Ron/Hermione, but still, this scene should be quite interesting to see! I know people bring it up to them constantly, but I agree, it would have to have been a strange thing for them!Avatar ImageKirsikka says: Crazyyy old man. LOLAvatar ImageEnricoDc says: I wish there's a video clip or even a picture.Avatar Imagebellyrox says: Aww, sounds like it will be a great moment in the movie - shame we have to wait so long!! Very exciting for them, Emma and Rupert are fantastic actress/actor so I bet it will be done fantasticallyAvatar ImageHermione_Granger1987 says: Oh I can't wait to see that kiss!!!Avatar ImageMarine says: Really cool that you got to interview them. Thanks !Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Don't worry DobbyWinkyKreacher, this is for DH It's just already been filmed. Reupert and Emma said that a while ago in some interviews. I'm glad this kiss will be epic. It needs to be. That kiss in POTC was horrrrible...maybe that's coz i hated will and elizabeth together, jack and her kiss was way better! This one will be way better anyway!Avatar ImageFereverto says: I do hope Harry is still in the scene shouting Oi! There's a war going on here'! It was a moment of fun before the painful scenes that followed.Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: YAY!!!Avatar ImageAlivia Naomi says: Two years. Never have I waited so long for a snog.Avatar Imagelizzie1514 says: The moment in the book was amazing and I can't wait to see how they do it in the film. I wonder if Emma had to throw herself at Rupert when they filmed the kiss coz in the book Hermione threw herself at Ron and kissed him so he kissed her back and yeah. I'm really excited and I wish they'd show pics of it already instead of having to keep imagining it!! I've been imagining the kiss since 2007 for cryin out loud!Avatar Imagefngw417 says: Definitely one of the best moments of DH and one that I cannot wait to see. It sounds as if this is a genuine reaction by Yates and not just normal rhetoric. Makes me anxious to see Deathly Hallows already, but first HALF BLOOD PRINCE!!!!Avatar Imagexxjennydxx says: Alivia Naomi, you just made me giggle like a 5 year old, thanks ahahahha and I hope that the kiss is as epic as it is in the book. Its one of the best parts!! :DAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: LOL!!! So great .... I have a stupid huge grin on my face! :) Can't wait to see it, as I said sounds great! :D XDAvatar Imagesirius17 says: I have a feeling when they finally kiss people are just going to start cheering in the movie theatre when DH comes out.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I can't wait to see this!!!Avatar Imagestarkitty313 says: This is great news! Can't wait to see it.Avatar ImageMatea says: These were great instructions David! and thats the kiss we all want to see! the biggest moment of all! yes,thank you!Avatar ImageGinevra86 says: Yessssss!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: cool I hope they keep the part where Ron wants to save the house elves so that will spark the kiss. And the when Harry yells at them and says theres a war going on.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoaa can't wait! :DAvatar ImageDanielaNC says: Can't wait to actually see it!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: a hell of a snog? BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: This is gonna be intense. I can already picture the freaking scene in my head!!! :]Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: ah i can't wait ...i Loved what he said "It was a Hell of a Snog actually" god i just started laughing my head off ...my Mom just looked in and said "What on earth is so funny?" Avatar ImageGret says: AHHHHHHHHH I cannot even take this I AM DYING TO SEE THIS SCENE, I will probably stand up and just scream at the top of my lungs in the middle of the theater when it happens, haha AHHH :DDDDDDDDD ♥ ♥ ♥ Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Can't wait to see that scene! :)Avatar ImageBritski says: I can't wait! I hope there is some dramatic, slow-mo, snogging action going on! haha! Woot! Avatar Imagebiswajit says: Great scene . . . It's a must see...Avatar Imagegooseywizard says: Totally Awesome! I'm excited to see it. Avatar ImageBlueOwl4 says: This was my absolute FAVOURITE part in Deathly Hallows, I just hope they'll portray it as intensely as we read it! :) Avatar ImageMalfoyluva says: OMG! wow i honestly can't wait! it sounds REALLY good and i also hope its so dramatic and wow! speechless! <333Avatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: I'm not even a Ron/Hermione shipper and I'm looking forward to this moment! Hahaha.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I soooo cant wait!!!! ugrh have to wait two years going to dieeee!!!!!Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Gah, I so can't wait!! :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: Awesome!! i can't wait to see it onscreen! It only took them 6 takes which means they definitely had to get it right pretty early on. I'm so EXCITED to see it!! More excited than any other kiss that's been in the films! :DAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Snogaroonie!Avatar Imagelau399 says: hahaha. Love it!!! Avatar Imagefan.numero1 says: OMGG! Avatar ImageMarianaSP says: Thank you David Yates =DAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Ron and Hermione had "one hell of a snog"..that's like music to my ears! :)Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: SQUEE!!!!!Avatar ImageSMM says: ahhhhhhAvatar ImageArielSnape says: I'm kind of expecting it to be like the "Very Potter Musical" Ron/Hermione kiss. hhaha how totally awesome would that be?! I'll probably be picturing that when I see the movie and start cracking up. XDAvatar Imagelupinwandcaster says: It's kind of weird that they're saying so much about the movies. Don't they want to keep some of it secret so we have something to look forward to?Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: awesome , i just hope daniel nails hislines in reponse to the snoggingAvatar ImageKC Nox says: eeek! So excited for the sexual tension to come to an end between these two!!Avatar Imagenormmxx says: naww its gonna be sooo cutee i cant wait thats my fave bit in the whole boook!!!Avatar ImageCrystalized says: I'm glad that they realize what a big moment it is. I would be very surprised if they leak any pics/put it in previews, but then again maybe they will?? As a Ron/Hermoine fan since book one, I'm VERY EXCITED. Also, surely it is in DH2, timeline-wise??Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: omg I love it!!!! I can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: LOVE IT! ♥♥♥Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Hahahaha!!! I HOPE it was a hell of a SNOG! :DAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Hahahaha!!! I HOPE it was a hell of a SNOG! :DAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Hahahaha!!! I HOPE it was a hell of a SNOG! :DAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Hahahaha!!! I HOPE it was a hell of a SNOG! :DAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Hahahaha!!! 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