Beauty with brains

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES -

THE con­clu­sion of the se­ries is darker and edgier, and has many more ac­tion se­quences com­pared to the other movies in the fran­chise, for which Emma Wat­son – now syn­ony­mous with the smart and quick-think­ing Hermione Granger – jok­ingly said she hoped would el­e­vate her to ac­tion-star sta­tus.

“It was a bit scary at times be­cause we didn’t have much train­ing or warn­ing. As much as they can pre­pare you or put stunt dou­bles, there’s a cer­tain amount (of stunts) you have to do your­self – and you can’t get away with do­ing noth­ing,” re­vealed the English lass who looked spiffy with her post-Harry Pot­ter pixie hair­cut.

Wat­son, 20, re­mem­bers the day she found out how things would end for Hermione in the fi­nal book. Like the rest of the fans around the world, Wat­son had to pa­tiently join a long queue to get her hands on Harry Pot­ter And The Deathly Hal­lows.

“I was go­ing on hol­i­day on the day the last book was re­leased. They had sent me a copy but I didn’t get it be­cause I wasn’t home. So I was at the air­port queu­ing for the book and some­one in the line spot­ted me and went, ‘Are you Emma Wat­son?’ I went ‘Yes.’ ‘Are you queu­ing for the Harry Pot­ter book?’ and I said ‘Yes’ again. It was quite sur­real, re­ally.”

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