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Reports are saying that both Emma Watson as Hermione and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry will appear nude in the next Harry Potter movie. Radcliffe has appeared nude on stage in Equus and Watson has stated that she would appear nude under the right situation. Rumors have a love scene between Harry and Hermione at least once and maybe twice in the adaptation of The Deathly Hallows. The book is broken into two films and both Harry and Hermione will appear in both. When the rumor first hit the Internet fans were quick to shout it down. Fans of the book know that Hermione ends up with Ron, therefore how could a Hermione and Harry hook up happen?
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Reports said the director was eager to spice up the new movie to compete with the Twilight franchise. Getting Emma as Hermione to appear topless would definitely spice it up but would be a far departure from the book series. The last book does contain some passionate kissing between Harry and Ginny but the only contact between Harry and Hermione is hugs. There isn’t even the hint of a “love scene” between Ron and Hermione. Obviously this was just Internet fodder. Or is it?
The latest version claims that the nude scene with Hermione will appear as part of a series of flashes, shown to Ron by an enemy to distract him. This isn’t in the book but would be a way the director could flash Hermione’s skin without too upsetting the book fans. At least theoretically, I think most hardcore Potter fans will be highly upset if there is nudity, especially involving Hermione. Even though the series has gotten progressively more mature it has not reached that point. Parents still take their kids to see Harry Potter and I’m not sure they would like their preteens seeing Hermione’s breasts, or Harry’s ass for that matter. Heaven forbid Radcliffe does a full frontal as he did in the play.
I would still say the rumor about Hermione is hogwash, except director David Yates has chimed in on the subject. He doesn’t mention Hermione but he does say Harry will be nude in two scenes. Once in the flashes with Hermione and later alone with Dumbledore, after a near death experience. While appearing nude with Hermione is just post Twilight titillation, a scene with Dumbledore could be a salacious way to cash in on the “Dumbledore is gay” revelation by creator J.K Rowling.
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Still a nude scene involving Hermione would pay off in word of mouth and would bring in the male crowd. Especially those who have followed Watson’s career and dreamed of the day Hermione is legal. It is risky in that it could piss off the loyal Potter fans. Still this is the last two movies and does Yates care if he ruins the franchise? True it could hurt DVD sales and if the scene with Hermione appears in the first film could hurt the second. I think Hermione will be held to the second film, if it happens. Maybe the filmmakers believe any loss in Potter fans would be made up in DVD sales to perverted Hermione fans. Not that I am stating everyone with an interest ins seeing Hermione naked is a borderline Pedophile. She has developed into a lovely young woman.
Still showing Hermione nude just seems to be the lowest form of marketing. Watson is a legitimate actress and has the right to do mature fare. She even has the right appear nude, but wouldn’t it seem less scandalous to do it away from the Potter series? Radcliffe at least did his first nude scene away from the Harry Potter series so it appears less desperate for attention and more true art. If Watson did a nude in a role for a serious artistic director it would not be looked upon so harshly. Hermione nude just feels wrong.
I’m still not betting on seeing Hermione nude, Harry maybe, but not Hermione. Male nudity, as long as it is not frontal, is slightly more accepted in society than female nudity. Since Radcliffe has been nude before that is another notch in his favor. Watson has never appeared nude before in film or stage so this is new ground for her. There was an off hand remark that she would consider nudity “if Bertolucci asked her”, but David Yates is far from Bertolucci, no offense intended. Watson has also said she wont be getting naked anytime soon. That was before these Hermione rumors started however. Could money have convinced Hermione to doff her witches hat and blouse along with it? Honestly I wouldn’t mind seeing that, but I just don’t think I would like to see it in Harry Potter. Still only time and leaks from the film production will tell for sure if Hermione shows all.
The trailer is out for The Deathly Hallows and Hermione has been censored.
Not having to do with nudity, however at least one scene with Hermione has been altered. Blood on Hermione’s hands were digitally altered to make the scene safe for general audiences. Will Hermione be further censored or bare all?
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