EMMA WATSON: It is full-on. [Harry/Hermione Kiss] Actually, I forgot how full-on it was until I saw the movie, and I was like, ‘Blimey, where did that come from?’ It was really full-on.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: To be honest, it wasn’t too awkward. It was quite enjoyable. I quite liked it. She [Watson] was very good as well, I might add. It was passionate. I thought it was going to be a slow, soft shy kind of thing, but no, that went out the window very quickly. It was vigorous. It was great!
EMMA WATSON: Dan is very funny and talkative and we could just have a laugh about it. Kissing Rupert, he’s slightly more quiet so I was like, ‘Oh, God, what’s he thinking?’ Whereas the whole time with Dan I knew exactly what he was thinking, so that helped.
SEATTLE TIMES: Watch the raging chemistry on display between Emma Watson’s Hermione and Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry in this movie…
WIRED.COM: If you are the sort of person who reads smutty Harry-Hermione fan fiction, a still from this scene is going to be your desktop background for at least the next 12 months. If you’re a parent who unwittingly took a 5-year-old to see the PG-13 Deathly Hallows (and you didn’t walk out after the brutal murder in the first 10 minutes), you can’t say you weren’t warned: This scene is in the book! Oh, sure, it’s just Voldemort’s Horcrux coming to life and playing on Ron Weasley’s deepest fears and insecurities, but, hey, his loss is our gain. The thing he least wants to see is worth the extra $5 for an Imax ticket.
Unpopular opinion: I didn’t love this scene. It was okay, but I was more focused on Ron’s development here than I was about the Horcrux kiss—especially because it wasn’t the real Harry and Hermione who were kissing.
It was hot, though.