Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter trilogy, has revealed which sequence she despised filming the most, and it was one of the character’s most pivotal moments. Harry Potter Reunion is currently available.
Emma Watson Hated Filming The Yuke Ball Scene In Goblet of Fire
During the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts reunion on HBO Max, Watson admitted that she was miserable while filming Hermione’s legendary Yule ball entrance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth episode in the series. Watson said, “I believe that for the first time, Harry and Ron, particularly Ron, saw Hermione as a young woman and not just a sidekick,” “I knew it was significant, and I was miserable… I just knew that was the time when the duckling would become a swan. There was so much pressure all at once.”
Watson claimed that she had difficulty following the thousands of instructions given to her by director Mike Newell while filming Hermione Granger’s entrance. “Mike Newell instructed me on descending the stairs in the dress… It would help if you walked more slowly because your arms are swinging excessively and walking too swiftly. He gave me a million different instructions on walking down the stairs, and I naturally fell them.”
With the help of a lovely chiffon gown, Hermione emerges from her nerdy shell. This event also serves as a spark for her connection with Ron Weasley, who begins to develop love feelings for Hermione despite not having considered asking her to be his date for the Yule ball in the first place. Watson appreciated the event’s significance but expressed reservations about filming the entire scene.
Although the last film in the Harry Potter series was released more than a decade ago, sequences like these have remained in the minds and hearts of fans, allowing the Harry Potter franchise to flourish.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts premiered on HBO Max on January 1, commemorating the film franchise 20 years after the initial release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by revealing what indeed occurred behind the scenes. It was initially believed that author J.K. Rowling did not participate in the Reunion special due to allegations that she holds anti-transgender beliefs; however, her staff later verified that she declined the invitation to conduct more interviews for the Reunion. Consequently, her presence was restricted to archival film.
Return to Hogwarts: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary is now available on HBO Max.