‘Harry Potter’ Star Emma Watson Hated Kissing Rupert Grint, But Not Because He Had Swine Flu

Emma Watson is going to Brown University, not Columbia, according to her co-star Daniel Radcliffe, who broke the news to UK’s Guardian newspaper and added that he and Rupert Grint have basically kissed school goodbye. Emma has yet to confirm her actual university plans.

Speaking of kissing — Emma recently admitted on the UK talk show, “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross,” that kissing Rupert in the next “Harry Potter” flick, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “was the most horrible thing I’ve ever had to do … it just felt like incest. That’s the only way I can describe it.”

She added that although there are probably tons of girls out there who’d love to kiss Ron Weasley, she just isn’t one of them. “It was fine that I was actually kissing him because I had my eyes closed so I could not think about the fact that it was him. The worst bit is when we had to open our eyes and look at each other because then I was just like, [laughter] and then we couldn’t keep going. But we did it in the end. Six takes — not bad. It could be worse.”

But, we should note that Emma probably wasn’t against kissing Rupert thanks to his recent bout with Swine Flu. Rupert’s publicist confirmed over the weekend that the actor is now recovering after taking a break from filming due to a “mild case” of the sickness. No worries though Ron fans, he’s all better now and was present at he “Half-Blood Prince” premiere in Tokyo last night.

What do you think about Emma’s comments about kissing Rupert Grint?