Daniel Radcliffe on Kissing “Potter” Actress and the Series Final Film

"Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe set the record straight about smooching co-star Emma Watson.

Reportedly the actor was quoted as saying that Watson was “a bit of an animal” during their movie kissing scene. But in an interview with Reuters, Radcliffe explains it wasn’t exactly the way he phrased it.

"When you're in this period of time when you do an interview and it's aired the next day, your quotes come back at you so quickly. On (TV show) "Daybreak" the other day ... Kate Garraway was interviewing me ... and she said 'Oh the kiss with Emma in this film, she's a bit of an animal, isn't she?' and I said 'yes', and then it was like I'd said it. Emma hit me on the arm as soon as we came off the red carpet (at the film premiere) and said 'What have you been saying to people about me?'"

Fresh off the box office success of the seventh film in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I," Radcliffe previewed Part II, which is slated for a July 2011 release.

"The last movie is going to be really, really fast-paced and a load of action in it and it is like a war film," he told Reuters. "If we had done this book in one film, the stuff that would have got cut is most of this film.

"For me that is the most interesting part of the story, because it's where the characters develop and change.

"This film, despite the silence and slower pacing ... was the most chaotic to work on by quite a long way. It was mad. We all felt the pressure on this film to make it the best, because it's the last."

Asked about his feelings on filming the last-ever scene of the series, Radcliffe said: "There was just some very primal reaction. When you've spent 10 years in a certain place with a group of people, suddenly that goes ... you do sort of go 'What am I going to do now?' It was bizarre, because I knew I was doing a musical next year but that was all done, I knew that was going to happen, and I knew there was a definite option of one of about three films ... but at that moment I was really thinking ... 'What am I going to without all of you?' because it was those people I had learned so much from."

Selected ReadingReuters

Contact Us