Beauty with brains
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.”