Monday, June 25, 2007

Emma Watson at the 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' press conference in London [June 25, 2007]

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From Reuters:

“The Order of the Phoenix is the most genuine of all the films so far,” said Watson. “David wanted to find the truth from within all the characters. He really stopped us from getting complacent,” said Watson.

From Telegraph:

His co-star Emma Watson, 16, who plays Hermione Granger and fits studying for her A-levels in between acting, said the cast tried to avoid the limelight. She said: "We live normal lives."

She admitted that when she heard that Gary Oldman, the Hollywood actor, was to have a part in the new film, she didn't know who he was.

"I had never had any professional acting experience before this and my parents are lawyers. This world is beyond my dreams. I remember Dan's face when I said I didn't know who Gary Oldman was. It was like I had three heads."

From People:

Life on the Harry Potter set apparently is as chummy as it appears onscreen: Emma Watson says when she needs help understanding guys, she turns to her costars.

“If I’m having boy troubles, I’ll occasionally go and chat to Dan [Radcliffe] and Rupert [Grint] and say, ‘What is going on here? I don’t understand,’ ” Watson, 17, recently said at a London press conference for Harry Potter And the Order of the Phoenix, which opens Tuesday in Britain and on July 11 in the U.S.

“Don’t ask her what she means by boy troubles,” added Radcliffe, also 17, as the three shared a laugh.

Watson last month said she didn’t have a "type," but liked “guys who are into sports and love it when they speak two or three different languages.”

Watson also explained why she took much longer than Radcliffe and Grint to join up for the final two Harry Potter films.

“I didn’t sign the contract immediately because I needed some time to figure out the logistics of combining making a Harry Potter film – making two more Harry Potter films – and combining that with my school timetable,” she said, adding that she found it “quite frustrating and upsetting all the insinuations that were made about why I was holding off.”

“I really want to go on to university,” said Watson, who’s studying English literature, geography, and history of art. (She’s previously said she hopes to attend Cambridge.) “I really wanted to continue what I was doing. I didn’t want to have to give either one up. So I was in this really difficult position.”

Grint already has left school, and Radcliffe studies with private tutors.

Added Watson, whose busy schedule sounds like it could use a little magic: “Warner Bros. have been extremely supportive of helping me figure out how to [combine studying and working]. They’ve given me Monday mornings off so I can go into school and I can see my teachers and pick up my work. They’ve provided all the tutors that I need to get all of my work done. They’ve got a box every Friday which I can put my work into which they’ll send back to my teachers, they’ll mark it, they’ll send it back to me.”

From Standard:

'I was in Waitrose the other day,' says well-spoken Emma Watson (who plays Hermione Granger), 'and I saw a cupcake recipe for Hermione's Magic Muffins. I thought that was a new one.'

From Omelete (translated using Google Translate):

Emma, ​​Daniel and Rupert, imagine yourself in the future, with children around 11 or 12 years old who will start careers in cinema in what promises to be a very successful series. With the experience you have today, what advice would you give them?

Emma Watson: Um...that's so hard to answer. But that's basically it, to take care of your life. I desperately try to go on living as I always did before the role. It would be so easy to lose contact with all the people who matter to me, because of the madness of working on a series like this. But I try my best to be always present, to keep my identity, the one outside this business. So my advice would be this, always value your friends and always try to have time for them.

How would you like the story - and its characters - to end?

Emma: I've been hearing these theories that Hermione is going to die... and I definitely didn't have any of that in my plans! Hahahaha. What I would really like is to see her putting her intellect and her charitable nature into some important cause, like fighting in some faraway country for the rights of house elves, improving her studies and making the world a better place. And having a lot of beautiful babies.

The world followed you growing up and now you are almost twenty years old. What are your expectations for early adulthood?

Emma: I can't wait. I'm dying to drive. I want to be able to get in a car and have that feeling of being able to drive anywhere I want. I'm crazy about this freedom, being able to travel, see the world... and for sure do some nonsense along the way. Can not wait.

Emma, ​​there is a scene from the movie where Hermione tries to explain Cho Chang's feelings to Harry and Ron. Is that something you feel in real life, that boys don't have a clue what's up with girls?

Emma: I love that scene! It's my favorite from the movie. It reflects the relationship that me, Dan and Rupert have in real life. But I can't blame the guys - sometimes I myself feel like I don't understand a thing they're thinking. Although most of the time it's the other way around. How can they not understand what we are wanting? The scene is very cool and illustrates the differences between boys and girls. I had a lot of laughs with her.

Daniel Radcliffe: This is all a lie! Yes, we understand. Ahahahahaha. In fact, most of the time the sexes don't really understand each other - and that must remain so until the end of time. Okay, I confess. I get confused most of the time.

What did you think about working with David Yates and his contribution to the series?

Emma: I think this is the truest movie ever. It's quite realistic, and I share this appreciation for the truth with David. He always sought realism in all scenes, characters and interpretations. And his bar is very high, which Dan and Rupert and I love because we feel we've learned a lot from him.

The last book is almost in stores. Will you skip to the end of the book?

Emma: I would love to be sure that I won't look...I know reading page by page would be perfect, but I don't know will be late at night, I'll be alone with my copy, no one will see... I will do my best, but I don't promise anything!

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