When it comes to the Harry Potter films, there is a lot of darkness to unpack. Given that the Curse Cruciatus is a spell purely dedicated to the torture, we were bound to run into some things that sent chills down our spine. But, a moment of torture that it stands out in the franchise (and it’s exclusive to the movie) was when Bellatrix tortured Hermoine to carve the insult Mudblood in her arm with a knife.
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Perhaps what makes the scene of torture of Bellatrix and Hermoine is so heartbreaking to see (apart from the screams of Hermoine) is that it is something that relates a lot with the muggles. In Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows, Part 2, we saw how quick and easy that Voldemort cuts the throat of Snape with nothing more than a movement of his wand. Then, having Bellatrix carving each letter on the arm of Hermoine without magic was deeply unsettling.
The cast brought new ideas to the films of “Harry Potter”
Although this point is highlighted in the Harry Potter movies, in reality it was not written in the script. The idea that Bellatrix tallara dirty blood in the arm from Hermoine was actually something that the actors, Emma Watson and Helena Bonham Carter invented for their characters. Watson also revealed that designed thoroughly the letter of Bellatrix for an hour while they were on the set.
But to help design the handwriting was not the only way in which Watson pulled a page from the book of his character. In the true fashion of Hermoine, the star of Harry Potter investigated a lot about the torture to enter into the mentality of the scene. In an interview with Fandango, David Yates (who directed the last four Harry Potter films) showed sincere about the seriousness with which Waston took the scene.
Emma Watson came on the scene doing a lot of intensive research.
“Emma wanted to investigate. I was really interested in doing it well. It seemed like a request really strange, but I asked my assistant to look for some documentaries where people talk about what it is to be tortured “, shared Yachts on the extensive process of research of Watson. After Watson did his research, Yates decided to let the actors improvise the scene.
“I let the camera roll for four or five minutes and I let Helena and Emma improvise to a certain extent those moments, so they could build an intensity together,” shared Yates about the process of filming this particular scene from Harry Potter. During the first take, Yates shouted, and Watson was not happy. He explained to the actress that things were “putting terrifying”, but she assured him of her safety before to convince him that he had more to give.
The director of “Harry Potter”, David Yates, admitted that the scene was a little scary
“There were one or two moments that were really powerful where Emma was able to let go a little and forget for a moment that he was acting. And the screams were quite horrible to listen to. It was very strange in the room. I was really exploring and exorcising demons and serving the scene in doing that. I felt, in that moment, and in that day and in that room, she crossed the line as actress. She discovered something within herself that will become a great actor, “ remarked Yates, perhaps speaking prematurely of the longevity professional from Watson after the Harry Potter films.
Watson is similar to her character, Hermoine Granger
It is clear that Watson took his role very seriously. Like his character, always be sure to do your research and be well informed about the decisions that I took as an actress. Of course, this is not the only example of Watson’s acting like his character of Harry Potter. During the first film, he memorized not only his lines, but also all the others, and often spoke while others were speaking. Clearly, Watson was committed to be the Hermoine perfect, and not what we would have otherwise.
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