Emma Watson is right about one of Harry Potter’s biggest movie scenes

The Harry Potter reunion, Return To Hogwarts, saw Emma Watson perfectly explain why the Harry / Hermione dance scene from Deathly Hallows is so awesome.

Emma Watson revealed one of her favorites Harry potter movie scenes during Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Special: Return to Hogwarts, and figured out why it’s so awesome. The highlight of the Harry potter The reunion saw Watson reunite with his two main co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. Reuniting with actors Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley added to the sense of occasion and emotion, and made it possible to discuss their best. Harry potter scenes and memories.

Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson have talked a lot about the bonds they’ve formed on Harry potter, as well as more individual stories of specific scenes, such as the struggle to shoot Ron and Hermione’s first kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The actors all hit it off, with shared moments but their own unique experiences (like Watson considering leaving the show), and the actress was particularly right about a key scene in the penultimate film.


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During the Harry potter reunion, Watson chatted with Radcliffe and Grint about one of the scenes that turned out to be particularly memorable, which was Harry and Hermione’s dance in the tent during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The moment, which isn’t on the books, comes with the pair at one of their lowest points: Ron has just left them, they haven’t had a chance to hunt or destroy the Horcruxes, and time is running out. With Hermione particularly devastated by Ron’s departure, the couple come together by dancing slowly to the song “O Children” by Nick Cave. Recalling the scene, Watson said:

“The scene that I thought was going to be really awkward, and I wasn’t sure at all, we were doing our dance. Now this is one of my favorite scenes from the whole series, because the level familiarity that you and I had with each other at that point, I didn’t think I could have done a scene like this with another actor … there is so much that has been said in the scene. It was unspoken. I loved it. And also in the same way as the characters, they have to have a fun time. I feel like you and I have to have a fun time. fun, which we needed at the time. “

Harry and Hermione laugh while dancing together

Watson is right on the scene in two respects. The initial reaction, even from viewers, is that the dance is awkward, which is inevitable given that these are two teenagers, neither of whom are dancers, having a slow dance inside a tent. , and as a cinematic creation, it’s an unexpected diversion. But that initial awkwardness gives way to something even more unexpected, but much better. It becomes one of the most beautiful scenes that Harry and Hermione can share on their own in the Harry potter films, perfectly capturing the close and unique bond they have and allowing them not only to come off by cutting certain movements, but also to truly display their specific friendship as a duo, rather than as part of core three.

Harry and Hermione’s dance in The Deathly Hallows is a small, intimate moment in the grand scheme of its epic story, but that only makes it more important. By dividing the last book in half, then The Deathly Hallows necessary to justify this decision; it’s scenes like Harry and Hermione’s dancing that do it, as it gives quite a space to breathe and, even towards the end of the saga, finds ways to flesh out the characters while still staying true to who they are. are.

At this point in the Harry potter timeline, Harry, Hermione and Ron were forced to grow up incredibly fast and face unimaginable horrors, and the scene, with its aptly titled song, shows emotional maturity while allowing them to act like children and regain a melancholy air at the end to give it even more pathos. It’s a scene that, in lesser hands, could have gone awry and far too awkward or worthy of a step back, but with Watson and Radcliffe it becomes a lovely human moment in the midst of the World War of Wizards, and the reunion Harry Potter perfectly captures why.

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