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“Harry Potter’s” most anticipated kiss: Not with Harry!

July 9, 2009

The “Harry Potter” series is all grown up, that is if you count an on-screen lip lock as a sign of maturity. In one of the most talked about moments in an upcoming “Harry emma-watson1Potter” movie, Emma Watson, who plays witchcraft ingenue Hermione Granger, kisses Rupert Grint, the actor who plays Harry Potter’s friend Ron Weasley.

It does not come in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which opens in the U.S. and many other countries on July 15, but in the next installment in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which is split into two movies.

Still, fans of the series can’t wait to see that bit of cinematic spark between Watson and Grint, and interestingly they appear to be less interested in Harry Potter working his own romantic mojo. In a poll conducted by online ticket seller Fandango.com, 59 percent of respondents said the on-screen kiss they most want to see is between Hermione (Watson) and Ron (Grint). Only 41 percent of respondents said they can’t wait to see the peck between Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright). 

Maybe that has something to do with the screen appeal of the 19-year-old Watson, who was listed No. 82 on men’s magazine Maxim‘s list of the most beautiful 100 women in the world.

The fact that a kiss is one of the most anticipated moments in the “Harry Potter” series shows how the movies have evolved along with the audience to more adult themes of love and romance.

On that note, director David Yates said in this Reuters story: ”Our cast are just getting that little bit older now and the hormones are starting to fly and for me it marks a real transition point between our cast as children and our cast as adults.” 

rupert-grintWatson herself seemed to describe a dizzying conflict of impulses in an explanation of her kiss with Grint. On the BBC program Friday Night with Jonathan Ross,” Watson said that she was not thrilled to do the kissing scene, because of the public interest. “I pounced on him, I was so desperate to get it over with,” Watson said on the program.

In other findings from the Fandango poll of more than 1,000 ticket buyers, 69 percent said that the critics’ (mostly positive) reviews of the new film have no effect on their decision to go. Also, the last movie in the series, 2007′s “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” ranked as respondents’ favorite movie in the series with 36 percent of the overall vote.

Comments

I love Harry Potter very much
When I was a child I known it
I hope July 15 comes quickiy
I really wanna see

Posted by Lily Allen? | Report as abusive
 

Emma, you’re a hottie!

Posted by bby_70 | Report as abusive
 

It’s not all that much to do with the actors that Ron/Hermione is more popular- it’s because of the build up in the books. Everyone’s far more emotionally invested in Ron/Hermione than Harry/Ginny.

Posted by SnorkackSearcher | Report as abusive
 

I find that the Harry Potter stories are all too far fetched. The only good thing is that its very well depicted on the screen, thanks to the latest technology in film making.

Posted by Joe Zach | Report as abusive
 

Holy socks, mentioning “Maxim” in this context is about as inappropriate as it gets. What’s a mag doing presuming to “rate” female human beings at all (although, they are just porn in denial), let alone women who were likely under 18 at the time? SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I think she might have a crush on Rupert even though she spilled about Tom. It was a good move, that would be awkward if she told Rupert, you know what I mean?

 

please continue harry potter movies… please please

 

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