When it comes to Rupert Grint’s role as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, you’d think the moment he got to kiss Emma Watson would be up there with one of his better memories.
Well, apparently we’re all wrong. Speaking to People, Rupert said: ‘I never look back at that scene.
‘I’ve known Emma since she was literally 9 years old and we had this very brother-sister relationship.
‘And it just felt very surreal. I have this memory of her face just getting closer and closer. Like “Oh my God.” I can’t really remember anything apart from that.’
As if that wasn’t enough to crush our dreams of a real-life HP romance, Rupert added: “One take was enough. It was such a huge moment and there was so much expectation. Quite a lot of pressure actually.”
Emma, meanwhile, is yet to speak out about said smooch.
For her, it was the impact that playing such a huge character had on her teenage years that made her Harry Potter experience less desirable.
She tells Porter magazine: ‘The level of questioning I was under, coming at such a young age. People asking me: “What do you think of this? Who are you, who are you, who are you?”
‘I felt so inadequate because I just didn’t have answers yet. I had so many friends who had a clear sense of self.
‘Who knew that they liked certain things, like the smell of grass, or what their favourite colour was. I envied those girls because I was so unsure of myself.
‘I questioned everything. I was terrified by the level of interest in me. I spent most of my time trying to convince everyone I was incredibly boring because I needed privacy and a minute to figure myself out.
‘I used to have to go numb and close myself off, for example on the red carpet, just to get through it.’
After shooting wrapped on Harry Potter, Emma temporarily exited the limelight in order to relocate to the US and study at Brown University.
While it wasn’t an easy decision to leave her friends and family, she has no regrets about taking some time out from her career.
‘There were times when it felt very lonely, moving to the other side of the world, to where I had no support, when I was on the side of buses everywhere,’ she continues.
‘But I’m so glad I did, it was the best thing I could have done, putting myself in that furnace.
‘It gave me this place of refuge, this space where I could negotiate for myself, and time to figure out who I was.’