Emma Watson Visibly Stole Rupert Grint’s Soul, Described ‘Harry Potter’ Kiss As The ‘Most Horrifying Thing’ She Ever Had To Go Through

Emma Watson: Kiss With Rupert Grint Was 'Most Horrifying Thing'

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As the kids say, former Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is down bad. And as Gen Xers and millennials say, he was Ethered.

During the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special that hit HBO Max on New Year’s Day, there’s a moment where the three lead actors in the franchise — Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert Grint (Ron) — reminisced about Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger’s climactic kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, and for some unknown reason, Watson chose unmitigated violence, describing the moment as, and I quote, “the most horrifying thing either of us ever had to go through.”

Grint, the poor lad, simply responded by saying “Yeah.” Ouch. His face basically epitomizes the infamous lyric “Hello darkness, my old friend.” To make matters worse, you’ve got to imagine that Grint — similar to the rest of us — had a massive crush on Watson, which was likely only amplified by working with her and pretending to be romantically involved for multiple years.

And, look, while Emma Watson may be the childhood (and adult) crush of an entire generation — I almost remember seeing Hermione Granger for the first time as a seven-year-old and not having a clue what was happening in my brain — that still does not give her the right to commit emotional terrorism in front of millions upon millions of people. Just ruthless.

Harry Potter fans, obviously, were quick to pick up on the moment:

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is now streaming on HBO Max. The next film in the Wizarding World franchise — Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — will hit theaters on April 15, 2022.

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