Harry+Hermione | I once was blind but now I see. [Dance Scene] by KiwiiChann
•J.K.Rowling : When they were in the tent together you thought something was gonna happen as you read the novel. •Steve Kloves : Yeah, I did when I read the book. •JK : And I as I was writing it, felt a real pull between them. •SK : I remember you saying that. That really in a sense gave me the license to do the scene because I knew that emotionally it was true then. •JK : Yeah! Completely true to the character!
•Emma Watson : You know for a very very long time, it’s just the two of you and.. you get along very well and, there’s always kind of that awkward stage in a friendship where you wonder wether it could be more, and this is kind of that scene for Harry and Hermione.
•Daniel Radcliffe : Me and Hermione just sort of… start dancing to this song. •Q : Together? •DR : It’s a slow song- together.
•David Yates : You can almost feel when they’re alone together that it could slip into something that was more than just friendship.
•Emma Watson : It’s just not what you do in the middle of the forest, in the middle of a tent, in the middle of the night.
•J.K. Rowling : Why wouldn’t it happen? You’re alone. You might die any day, and why wouldn’t you look for comfort? I think it’s more likely than not. It’s just on the edge of ‘where is this going to topple over into?’
•Emma Watson : They very easily could have kissed that night, because they were so miserable, and they kind of wanted, some kind of intimicy to cheer them up.
•David Yates : In the middle of that dancing, they get very close, and it starts to get complicated. And that tension, I think, is really interesting.
•J.K. Rowling : In some ways Hermione and Harry are a better fit, and I’ll tell you something very strange. When I wrote Hallows, I felt this quite strongly when I had Hermione and Harry together in the tent! I hadn’t told [Steven] Kloves that and when he wrote the script he felt exactly the same thing at exactly the same point. And actually I liked that scene in the film, because it was articulating something I hadn’t said but I had felt. I really liked it and I thought that it was right. I think you do feel the ghost of what could have been in that scene. •Emma Watson : I remember really loving shooting those scenes that don’t have any dialogue, where you are just kind of trying to express a moment in time and a feeling without saying anything. It was just Dan and I spontaneously sort of trying to convey an idea and it was really fun. •JK : And you got it perfectly, you got perfectly the sort of mixture of awkwardness and genuine emotion, because it teeters on the edge of “What are we doing? Oh come on let’s do it anyway,” which I thought was just right for that time. •EW : I think it was just the sense that in the moment they needed to be together and be kids and raise each others morale. •JK : That is just it, you are so right. All this says something very powerful about the character of Hermione as well. Hermione was the one that stuck with Harry all the way through that last installment, that very last part of the adventure. Hermione’s always there for Harry. I remember you sent me a note after you read Hallows and before you starting shooting, and said something about that, because it was Hermione’s journey as much as Harry’s at the end.