Emma Watson at the NYC press conference
Q: Favorite prop/costume?
A: I really would love to own a pensive. The idea to be able to walk around in other people’s memories.. the tool is incredible and would be for the world as a whole. To walk around in Hitler’s childhood to see who he is..
Q: What was the best memory you’ve liked to take away? What was most challenging thing? What does Hermione mean to you?
A: My best memory is when Helena Bonham Carter was torturing me. We had so much fun. I really enjoyed working with her.
Most challenging: I was lucky in a way because the last two films were really challenging. Particularly with the last one I was so emotional anyway because of it ending. The film deals with loss. T was going through my own grieving. Saying goodbye to Dan/Harry.. it was mirror imaging. it allowed me to bring my feelings to the role.
What does Hermione mean to me: what doesn’t she mean to me? she’s been my sister. she feels so real to me. I will miss being her. Getting to come into work everyday and be this girl that lives in this magical amazing world. That part is quite devastating. I’ll miss wandering around Stuart Craig’s sets.
Q: Emma compare the kisses between Ron and Harry. Would you like to have kissed Tom Felton?
A: This is really difficult. I need to be diplomatic. Well Dan isn’t here so it makes it slightly easier. Kissing Harry for that scene.. it was a figment of Ron’s imagination so the kiss had to be passionate. I was half naked and covered in silver paint so that was pretty awkward and kissing Rupert was also awkward. We had just been soaked by a giant bucked of water. We had to pretend it wasn’t coming. Both Dan and Rupert were complete gentleman. *sighs* it’s hard to put our personal history to one side. I don’t think they don’t mind me saying.. kissing gets quite boring if you do it multiple times.
Jason Isaacs reminds Emma: and Tom?
Emma: No, I don’t think I would. My 12 year old self yes. 21 year old self.. no.