Daniel Radcliffe Dishes About His ‘Vigorous’ Make-Out Scene With Emma Watson

As you’ve probably heard by now (or seen if you went to a midnight or 3 a.m. showing last night), “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” features the most intense make-out scene of the series between—surprise, surprise—Harry Potter and his BFF Hermione Granger. We won’t ruin too many of the details surrounding the kiss, but let’s just say all you fans hoping this means Harry and Hermione end up together in the end won’t exactly be getting your way.

It wasn’t until the day before Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were supposed to shoot the scene that they found out that they would be filmed mostly naked (Emma got a strapless bra) and painted silver to heighten the intensity of the scene. “It was kind of weird. It is a bit like kissing your sister. But, you know, I don’t have a sister, so that’s why I can say that and I’m not creeped out by it,” Dan told MTV News with a laugh.

Harry and Hermione really end up going at it in the scene, which happens towards the end of the film, and Dan said he wasn’t expecting the make out to be that intense. “I’ve just been getting into so much trouble with Emma about this because apparently I said in an interview she was like an animal,” he said. “I thought it was going to be kind of a slow, sensual thing, and Emma just like really went for it. And it was great, I’m not complaining. It was good and vigorous.”

Emma also probably won’t be too happy to hear her kissing work ethic described as “vigorous,” but from what we’ve heard of her kiss with Rupert Grint at the end of “Part 2,” she really puts her everything into these romantic scenes. At least she only had to show some skin during this one scene in the film, unlike Dan.

“I’m just continually stripping in this film. At one point there’s seven of me with no shirt on. It’s ridiculous,” he said. “Jo [Rowling] said to me when she saw ’Equus,’ she said, ’I’m going to write you naked in the seventh film now.’ And I said, ’Jo, ha ha ha!’ And then she did! So for me I wasn’t too freaked out by it, I think it was a bigger deal for Emma. I think it generally is a bigger deal for girls. But yeah, we enjoyed it, and…it was a good day.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Dan and Emma’s intense make-out scene?