Emma Watson admits she was 'taken aback' at Rupert Grint's reunion comments 6 months ago

Emma Watson admits she was 'taken aback' at Rupert Grint's reunion comments

The actor admitted her conversation with Grint in the reunion was the 'most emotional moment' for her

Emma Watson has said she was "taken aback" by comments from Rupert Grint during the Harry Potter 20th anniversary reunion.

Along with Daniel Radcliffe, the pair starred in the films for 10 years, a time spanning from their childhood to young adulthood.

So it's not surprising an emotional bond developed between the cast, and that there were some moving moments during the reunion.

Radcliffe, Watson and Grint were just 11 when they were cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, starring in the films for 10 years (credit: HBO)

And it was one of these moments that had a lasting impact on Emma.

In a particularly touching exchange from the special, Rupert has Emma welling up with tears as they reflect on their time together during the films, telling her: “We’re family, we always will be.

“It’s a strong bond, we’ll always be part of each other’s lives.”

Then, after a heartfelt embrace, he added “I love you,” before clarifying "as friends".

The pair then break out in laughter, but it sounds like Rupert's comments had a lasting impact on Watson.

Speaking to Vogue magazine in a later interview, she admitted that their chat was "the most emotional moment" for her.

Watson and Grint shared a touching moment during the reunion (credit: HBO)

She continued: "When Rupert says things, he really means them. I was taken aback by how vulnerable and kind he was deciding to be so publicly.

"Similarly for Dan [Radcliffe], it really touched me how reflective he had been over the years about how different it had been for me as a girl."

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During the HBO special, both Rupert and Emma admit that they struggled at times during production of the films, and considered quitting, with the fame and attention at such a young age feeling overwhelming.

Emma said: “It was around the time of Order of the Phoenix when things started getting spicy for all of us.”


Rupert added: “I also had sort of similar feelings to Emma, contemplating what life would be like if I called it a day.

“We never really spoke about it.

“I guess we were just going through it at our own pace, we were kind of in the moment at the time.

“It just didn’t really occur to us that we were all probably kind of having similar feelings.”

Whilst Daniel, Emma, and Rupert all do keep in touch, it's not through a group chat.

Emma said that Daniel and Rupert "both hate WhatsApp and their phones in general" and that all three of them "really try and stay off electronics."

But she revealed that Rupert often sends her pictures of his daughter and that she and Daniel "generally try and calm each other's nerves."