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>"More Pagan & Mad" (Or, How to kiss like a Witch)

>Mild to moderate spoilage to follow. You have been warned.

I haven’t seen it yet, but there is a scene in the new Harry Potter flic in which Hermione and Harry kiss. I won’t say more about the circumstances (well, other than that you can be sure that Ron does not appreciate this one bit.)

Anyway, after the first take on this scene Director David Yates was dissatisfied. He felt that the kiss was too tame, and so he told Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe they needed to be “more Pagan and mad.”

The result, according to Radcliffe, was that in the next take, Emma Watson kissed him “like an animal … She really went for it, I have to say. It caught me slightly off guard, but yeah, I’m not complaining.”

For her part Watson explained that “I guess I just realized that I would have fewer takes to do if I just got on with it and just gave David what he wanted, which was a passionate kiss. Which was something that would really rock Ron’s boat.”

The way this story is being covered it’s starting to look like Rita Skeeter is now writing for the Muggle press!

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