Emma Watson admits that Rupert Grint’s comments on Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Back to Hogwarts they surprised him.
In one particularly emotional moment, Grint got him moving by saying that the film meant they would always be connected to each other.
“We are a family, we will always be,” Grint told him. “It’s a strong bond, we will always be a part of each other’s lives.” After a hug, Grint told Watson, “I love you.” After a while, he added “like friends”, making them both laugh.
Reflecting on the moment, Watson told Mode in a new interview: “When Rupert says something, he really means it. I was surprised how vulnerable and kind he chose to be so open.”
He also said it was the “most moving” part of making the reunion special air on HBO Max in the US and on Sky in the UK.
Talking about her struggles with fame during the reunion, Watson said: “It was around the time that Order of the Phoenix when things started to get tough for all of us.”
Grint later said, “I have the same feeling as Emma, thinking about what life would be like if I stopped. We never really talked about it. I think we just went through it at our own pace, we were in the moment in that moment. It didn’t occur to us that we might all have the same feelings.”
In another part of his conversation with ModeWatson was asked how often the trio who played Harry, Ron and Hermione for a decade spoke.
“They both hate WhatsApp and their cell phones in general,” he said. “Actually, as a trio, we really try to stay away from electronics, so there’s no point in us having a lot of contact. We are not in a group chat, but we are talking individually. ”
Watson also revealed that Grint sent her a photo of her young daughter and that the three of them were “trying not to be in the spotlight.” He also said that he talks to his co-star Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy, “almost every week.”