Actor Daniel Radcliffe apparently has no problem with kissing and telling. Recently the Harry Potter star has been talking up a storm about what it was like to share a "passionate" screen kiss with his beautiful co-star, Emma Watson. In The Deathly Hallows, the latest Harry Potter film, which premieres this week, the two young stars' on screen intimacy consisted of a kiss shared by their characters, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, during a vision in the mind's eye of another character, Ron Weasly. According to Hollywood Life, Radcliffe "didn't seem to like it." In fact, he seemed shocked at how passionate their embrace was. "She really went for it, I have to say," said Radcliffe of Watson. "It caught me slightly off guard, but yeah, Iâ€™m not complaining. Many men would lose a limb to be in that position, so I was absolutely fine with it." (O.K.)
Director David Yates concurred. "That was mainly Emma, I have to say."
Not surprisingly, Watson tells a slightly different version of the story. For her it was simply a mtter of doing her job as quickly and effectively as possible. When Yates instructed her (after an unsatisfactory first take), to do a "really passionate kiss," Watson just followed directions and went for it. "I guess I just realized that I would have fewer takes to do if I just got on with it," she explained.
Does Emily Watson really "kiss like an animal?" Is Daniel Radcliffe an inexperienced nerd who doesn't understand what the term "passionate kiss" means? Is David Yates an overly demanding director? Or is all this just trumped up pre-Harry Potter movie premiere publicity?
We'll have to go see the finished product to decide.