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Bonnie Wright Talks of Harry and Ginny Relationship in Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: Edward
July 06, 2009, 11:54 PM

There is a new article from the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Blog which features an interview with actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) who speaks to her role in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  This article delves into the differences between book and film, her reaction to the character of Ginny Weasley in the story, and much more.  In this interview, the young actress spoke of her her reactions upon reading of her character's future with Harry Potter upon the release of the sixth book in 2005 by relating:

"It was weird.  Just reading what happens to her, but then after I’d really thought about everything I thought, ‘Oh god, we’re going to have to film all of those things.’ That was quite nerve-wracking. But you always know the way they write the script very much captures the mood of what’s happening in a good way. In a comfortable way."
The interview continues with Miss Wright discussing how the relationship builds in the upcoming movie, compared to the book by saying it "sort of slowly builds and there’s this tension between them. Just when you think the kiss is going to happen, it doesn’t. It’s really a sweet tale of how they’re slowly getting drawn to one another. Obviously, it’s very difficult for Harry with Ginny being his best friend’s younger sister. But the kiss itself happens in a much more intimate environment. It’s just the two of them rather than in the midst of the Gryffindor common room celebrating Quidditch. It’s a bit quieter in the film."

Miss Wright offers even more, somewhat spoilerish detail of how this moment is depicted in the film.  Quoteage:
"At this point in the film, Harry has become really taken over by this Half Blood Prince book and obviously Ginny can relate to that, having that happen to her in the second film [with Tom Riddle’s diary.] So she really notices what’s happening with him and how powerful and seductive this book can become. So they decide to hide it together, and the kiss happens when they’re going to hide the book."
The young actress goes on to talk about Ron's (actor Rupert Grint) reaction to the relationship in the film and of Quidditch.  On this subject, Miss Wright says: "I thought it was quite scary. I’m not afraid of heights but they manage to get you quite high on these complex hydraulic broomstick systems. It’s mad! You actually have to do quite a lot of the action yourself, being jerked around and spun around. It’s not all done by computer. It was also quite difficult when you’re pretending to play a complex game which you’re meant to be flying at so many hundred speeds an hour and really you’re on a studio set on a broomstick with blue screen around you. It can be hard to sort of connect."

The entirety of this most detailed and somewhat spoiler-filled interview can be read right here.

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47 Comments

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I heard that Wealsly and Granger were not too thrilled to have to kiss…how about potter in ginny??

Posted by GTHunter [FTC!] on July 07, 2009, 04:05 AM report to moderator
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cool i think she makes a perfect Ginny.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 07, 2009, 04:10 AM report to moderator
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bonnie wright so awesome

Posted by TasyaWeasley on July 07, 2009, 04:12 AM report to moderator
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I hope we will see BTS of Ginny playing Quidditch…

I love how she sounded so matured in this interview! :)

Posted by angelofthewaters on July 07, 2009, 04:12 AM report to moderator
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Mmm, they hide the book.. well that should be exciting! as the rest of it!!!

Posted by harrypottergirlll on July 07, 2009, 04:27 AM report to moderator
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They all have grown, and they will kep growing and changing…. Look at Bonnie! How cute, you can really see a difference from two years ago. :)) WooHoo.

Posted by harrypottergirlll on July 07, 2009, 04:29 AM report to moderator
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Being a Bonnie/Ginny fan I cannot wait to see the movie and I am so ready for it to come out. Yay for Bonnie.
Did anyone see the photo-op they had where Dan and Bonnie kiss one another on the cheek? It was so cute.

Posted by sidnandragin on July 07, 2009, 04:38 AM report to moderator
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hmmm a book that really draws you in… I hope they have lots of Ginny flying… after all she is the one that goes Pro.

Posted by Amy Darlene on July 07, 2009, 04:45 AM report to moderator
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i love that bonnie is getting more screen time in this film! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 07, 2009, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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I’m eagerly waiting to see the kiss!!!!!

Posted by Rajeshwari on July 07, 2009, 05:04 AM report to moderator
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man i cant believe they’ve ruined the Harry/Ginny kiss…I saw it in the game…and it just sucks really!
I hope it’s better in the film!
I liked the way the books did it :(

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on July 07, 2009, 05:15 AM report to moderator
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Bonnie is sweet and pretty. I’m looking forward to seeing HBP…on July 15, which is not what your countdown clock says, Leaky!

Posted by Mountain Violet on July 07, 2009, 05:20 AM report to moderator
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I had seen some still shots of Harry and Ginny in the Room of Requirement, and I wondered what was going on, because he is in there alone in the book. This interview explains a lot.

Posted by danaskeeter *ROAR!* on July 07, 2009, 05:35 AM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to watch her in Half-Blood Prince! :)

Posted by Christine on July 07, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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This should be interesting…

Posted by Bellamount on July 07, 2009, 06:27 AM report to moderator
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