July 12th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger might have romantic feelings for one another, but the actors who play them certainly do not.
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson - who say they’ve developed a sibling-like relationship after working together for the past decade - weren’t looking forward to the time when their characters finally got together on the big screen.
The pair’s passionate kiss in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” out Friday, was awkward to film, and even more awkward to watch, Grint tells MTV.
“It was a tricky one, because it had to be believable,” he said. “We had to look like we wanted to do it, when in reality we really didn't. We were soaking [in the scene], and that kind of made it a little bit easier, I think, because it was kind of this outburst of adrenaline.”
About four takes later, Grint said he was happy to erase the scene from his memory.
“The only good side to it was the fact that we were both in the same boat,” an equally weirded-out Watson told MTV in 2009.
“We were both just like, ‘Oh my God, I can't believe we have to do this. This is so awkward. Really awkward,’ ” she said, noting it was her first on-screen smooch. “So I could take comfort in the fact that Rupert felt the same way. We were both giggling. We were like 12-year-olds. We were like giggling children, where you just couldn't keep it together.”
Are you looking forward to seeing Ron and Hermione’s kiss in the flick?
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