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Daniel Radcliffe Admits Harry and Ginny’s Romance Was 'Weird'

Lisa McLoughlin

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Daniel Radcliffe Admits Harry and Ginny’s Romance Was 'Weird'

Featured Image Credit: NOW TV / Warner Bros

Daniel Radcliffe has admitted he thought Harry Potter's romance with Ginny Weasley was "weird" at first.

The British actor got candid about his character and the wizard's romantic relationships in the 20th anniversary special Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts.

The 32-year-old explained that part of the aforementioned 'weirdness' was simply down to his co-star Bonnie Wright, 30, being the youngest cast member.

Not only that, but Daniel also explained that he felt awkward knowing that many of the crew had watched the pair grow up and would now be watching them kiss for the camera.

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Daniel said their romance was 'weird' because co-star Bonnie Wright was the youngest on set (Credit: Warner Bros)
Daniel said their romance was 'weird' because co-star Bonnie Wright was the youngest on set (Credit: Warner Bros)

Recalling how he felt learning about their romance, Daniel said: "Bonnie was the youngest one, so it was a bit, 'What?! This is weird'.

"So, everyone on the set has known you for six or seven years and they've watched you grow up and then are going to watch you kiss, cool yeah."

It wasn't only Daniel who didn't see the romance coming but also Bonnie's on-screen brother Rupert Grint, who played Ron.

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He began: "I always found Ginny, Harry relationship how that slowly developed and entangling with it the whole Weasley family and Harry essentially becoming a Weasley himself...

"Something I never really expected reading the books".

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Bonnie was a mere nine-years-old when she began filming the franchise while Daniel was 11.

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Throughout the films and books, Ginny's crush on Harry is pretty clear - but it's not until Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince that sparks truly begin to fly.

In the sixth film, we see Ginny boldly kiss Harry just before they disappear to the Room of Requirement to hide the Half Blood Prince's potions book.

While in the book, Harry kisses Ginny after Gryffindor wins their Quidditch game.

Rupert Grint also said he was surprised by the romance (Credit: Warner Bros)
Rupert Grint also said he was surprised by the romance (Credit: Warner Bros)
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Reflecting on their kissing scene, Bonnie, who was 18 at the time, admitted it was hard to film because Daniel was like a brother to her.

She told Insider in 2020: "I think it's strange when you know someone really well and you've had such a long experience with them that they've become this friend and kind of like a brother.

"And then strangely, suddenly, you have to do these very intimate scenes in quite a functional environment."

So I'm guessing the 'weird' feeling was mutual across all the cast...

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Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts airs on New Year's Day on HBO Max and NOW in the UK.

Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film

Lisa McLoughlin
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