Ron and Hermione have plenty of chemistry. So their big kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been a long time coming not only for the fictional pair, but for Potter fans across the globe.
With such a drawn-out buildup (not to mention a smokin’ co-star), you’d think Rupert Grint would feel something when the smooch with Emma Watson finally did happen. Even if it was just relief that she didn’t have chapped lips.
But all we got from Grint was that the kiss was actually okay.
But before envious/dumbfounded dudes everywhere do a collective Scooby-esque head tilt, Grint has an explanation.
I’ve seen her grow up and known her since she was nine, Grint told People. It just doesn’t feel right.
Well, that’s understandable. Just because the rest of the world (rightfully) sees Watson as a bombshell tour-de-force doesn’t mean that translates for her co-stars. Think about how you felt when your little sister came down the stairs for school in a skirt so short and tight it could pass for Spanx (Slightly nauseated? Like covering her up with a Hazmat suit? Wait, that was your dad. Point is, anything but excited).
But Grint did feel relieved that the Potter empire’s window is coming to a close now that filming’s finished for the series.
There’s a real sense of freedom now, said Grint. It’s a good time to finish, I think. As much as I’m going to miss it, I’m ready to move on and do different things.