EMPIRE ONLINE INTERVIEW
How do you balance doing something like this with schoolwork and socialising?
Emma: I try and keep my social life up as much as I can. My mum and dad make really big efforts to get me to see my friends.
I even brought some of them to the set, which was really good fun.
What did you find the most enjoyable part of the shoot
and what was the most nerve-wracking?
Emma: I think the most enjoyable was probably meeting all the new people, which
is actually pretty tiring. But it was really nice to meet all the amazing co-stars we acted with, the crew were fantastic
and made us all feel really comfortable. Probably the most nerve-wracking is sitting here in front of you today. Very honestly.
What was your favourite magic spell in the film and how would you use it in real life?
Emma: I particularly liked
- and it was one of my favourite scenes - where Neville drops to the ground in the body-binder. I think that's a great scene
and I love that spell. Put it this way, no one would get in my way after that.
AOL INTERVIEW - After the first HP movie
-Hi! How did you feel when you got a part in the movie?
Amazing, I felt absolutely fantastic!
Rupert: It was so cool! It was amazing! It was the coolest moment in my life.
Where were you when you found out?
Emma: We were together. We thought, "Oh, my gosh, another audition!" We were both together,
and then we were told that we were chosen to be Ron and Hermione.
- Were there any cast members of Harry Potter that weren't
Emma: Chris Columbus, the director, was the only American in the cast.
- When will production of film two begin,
and will you both continue to do sequels beyond the second film?
Rupert: Well, me and Dan have started doing the flying-car
Emma: I am starting in December. I haven't started yet. We are taking it one film at a time. I don't know if they
are even going to be making a third film.
- Was it difficult to fight a troll in your imagination?
Rupert: All of the
visual effect scenes were difficult.
Emma: Because you had to pretend when there was nothing there.
- How long did it
take to film the movie?
Rupert: About 10 months.
Emma: Eight or seven months.Ha ha!
- Did you read the books?
I have been a Harry Potter fan before there was a film.
Emma: I was in the middle of the third book when I started the
audition. By the time I got the part, I finished the book!
- Emma, how did you like working with someone like Daniel Radcliffe?
Do you have a crush on him or Rupert?
Emma: Umm, Rupert happens to be sitting right next to me. Number one, if I did, I
wouldn't tell you! And, number two, I don't, actually!
- What was the best part of the filming?
Rupert: It was all the
visual special effects.
Emma: For me, it was the people, the locations and just the fun of acting.
- Rupert, do you
have a girlfriend?
Rupert Grint: Ummm, no!
- Who is your favorite Harry Potter character in the books?
I think he is really funny!
Rupert: For me, it is probably Ron. He is very much like me. I have the hair, I am afraid of
spiders and I like sweets!
- This question is for you, Rupert. What was the best thing about playing Ron in the movie?
Eating sweets all the time! You get to meet a lot of people, and that is nice.
- If you had an invisibility cloak of your
own for a day, where would you go and what would you do?
Emma: I would make myself invisible so that I could sneak into
films for people over 15 years of age.
Rupert:I would sneak out of detentions if I were invisible!
- Which character
did you think was the scariest?
Emma: There is an obvious answer, Voldemort!
Rupert: For me, Hermione. Just kidding!
- Do either of you play sports?
Emma : I love sports. I play rounders, hockey and tennis for my school.
I like football -- soccer, for you Americans.
-If you played Quidditch, which position would you play?
Rupert : I would
be a beater.
Emma: I think I would be a chaser. I think a chaser would be fun, because you get to move around a lot and
you have the most fun.
Rupert: I picked the beater because you'd get to hit the bludgers!
- What's your favorite line
from the movie?
Emma Watson: Mine would be, "I'm going to bed before either of you comes up with another clever idea which
will get us."
Rupert Grint: "Bloody Brilliant!"
- How did you feel the first time that you saw the movie?
first time I saw the movie, I was scared. It was really freaking seeing myself 10 feet tall on the screen.
Rupert: I would
say that was about the same for me.
- How has being so recognized by people changed your life?
Rupert: It has just made
Emma: I think that, at first, it would be cool to give autographs and pictures, but it is hard work.
like to know... If you could keep one prop from the set, which would you pick?
Emma: I think I would like to have one of
the chess pieces.
Rupert: I would like to keep the sweets!
- I know that you guys have both met author J.K. Rowling.
What is she like?
Rupert: She is really down-to-earth and nice!
Emma: I agree, she is really very nice and humorous.
What is your favorite memory growing up?
Emma: I really don't know
- Is there anything taken out of the movie that was
in the book?
Emma: I don't think so. They tried to be as faithful to the book as possible. Obviously, they had to keep
some things out, or the movie would be a day long. But I think they were very faithful to the book.
- Emma, are you anything
Emma Watson: No, mainly because I enjoy school, but I am not great at school.
- Were the every-flavor
beans you used in the movie really every flavor?
Rupert: Yes, there was grass, vinegar. There were also nice
ones as well -- ice cream, etc. So, yeah, they were every flavor!
- Which of those flavors was the worst?
I had this really horrible one -- I still don't know what it was.
Emma: I did try some, I think the worst was vomit flavor!
I didn't realize it at the time. Horseradish was pretty bad too.
-: What was your favorite scene that you acted out and
Rupert: I love the chess scene. But I like Hogwarts as well, because it was very dramatic.
Emma: For me, it would
probably be the troll scene, mainly because I had stunts to do.
- What is your holiday wish?
Rupert: I wish everybody
would go to the film!
Emma: I wish there was peace between America and Afghanistan.
- Do you want to continue acting
throughout your life?
Rupert: I do. I really enjoy it. I've had so much fun. It is really cool.
Emma: If it comes around,
it comes around. If it doesn't, that is OK. I am very open to ideas!
- What would you like to tell American audiences about
Emma: Go see it -- it is absolutely amazing!
Rupert: I would just like for everyone to go see the film.
Emma and Rupert, thanks so much for stopping in to chat. Come see us again!
Emma & Rupert : Thanks!