Rupert Grint is terrified at the prospect of kissing Emma Watson in the final Harry Potter film - because his co-star is like a sister.
The teenage stars have worked together since they were cast in the first installment of the boy wizard franchise,
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 2001.
Now the pair will have to pucker up in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - and Grint admits he is dreading it.
He says, "The kiss will be quite uncomfortable.
"Emma's like a sister to me so it's going to be, like, really, really weird."
“Hang on a moment!” said Ron sharply. “We’ve forgotten someone!”
“Who?” asked Hermione.
“The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?”
“You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry.
“No,” said Ron seriously, “I mean we should tell them to get out. We don’t want anymore Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us—”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth.
Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
“Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione
gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice.
“Oi! There’s a war going on here!”
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
“I know, mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, “so it’s now or never, isn’t it?”
“Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?” Harry shouted. “D’you think you could just – just hold it in until we’ve got the diadem?”
“Yeah – right – sorry – “ said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.
- US Version, Chapter 31, The Battle of Hogwarts, Page 625
HBP coming out in July 2009. Mark your calendars!