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Emma Kiss!

In yer hatin' faces, haters!

Posted on 2011.10.13 at 07:59
Y'know, it's kind of dispiriting when you like someone in a fandom who almost everybody in that fandom hates. So it's nice when the creator of the fandom has your back.


ljs at 2011-10-13 12:53 (UTC) (Link)
That's a really cool vid. Thanks for sharing it.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-13 23:58 (UTC) (Link)
I find the hitch in her voice when she talks about the letter from JK Rowling just incredibly moving; it reminds me again what a family the people involved in the Harry Potter series became.

Imagine getting a letter like that from a writer you respect, even revere, for your portrayal of their most personal character!
ashaherazade at 2011-10-14 01:50 (UTC) (Link)
On the plus side I have not been as involved in the fandom, so I have been blessedly ignorant that there were people who didn't like Emma. My only complaint has always been that she was too pretty early on, but we all KNEW she would be gorgeous as a woman so.. :shrug:
I loved the video and I thank you for sharing it. I wouldn't have been able to stay as composed as Emma if a similar thing had happened to me - I'm certain.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-15 23:53 (UTC) (Link)
Granted that I saw the movie before reading any of the books, I've always seen Emma as Hermione, and she's always worked just fine. Look at the death-look she gives Ron in that PS/SS "light reading" scene!
(Anonymous) at 2011-10-17 03:54 (UTC) (Link)
Oh had they not done a terrific job on the vast majority of the casting I don't think I'd have sat through the movies BECAUSE I read the books first and fell in love with Jo's characters directly from her writing.
No actor or actress is 100% all of the time (they are human too!) but as long as I allow myself to see them as two separate but related stories I can enjoy both the books and the movies. Still partial to the books though. Sorry Jon I just don't quite have the thing for Emma you do :-D
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-17 08:48 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry Jon I just don't quite have the thing for Emma you do

But do you have the thing for Emma JKR does?
ashaherazade at 2011-10-19 18:00 (UTC) (Link)
Pretty much? (this is making a base assumption SHE isn't perving on Emma)
I think Emma is a talented actress and of those available I am sure they made the best choice.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-19 19:43 (UTC) (Link)
See, the thing is, while I bow to no-one, Johnny Simmons included, in the intensity of my perving on Emma, this post has nothing to do with that. It's about years spent hearing my fandom diss the actress who I think is dead-bang perfect as Hermione for debasing JKR's creation. Well, here we are, the movies done with, and JKR doing an interview every bit as forcefully embracing Emma's Hermione as I do.

Edited at 2011-10-23 10:56 am (UTC)
OMG it's full of STARS!
leelastarsky at 2011-10-14 05:20 (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! ♥
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-15 23:56 (UTC) (Link)
It's so wonderful seeing JKR saying, "Thank Christ!" about Emma as Hermione. It's great when I find a fellow fan who agrees with me, but it's hugely satisfying to see the Jo does, as well!
alloy_ at 2011-10-14 07:28 (UTC) (Link)
Fear not noble comrade, we shall perv together.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-15 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to have you by my side in admiring, in supporting, in praising Emma.... But perving? Let's do that seperately, okay?
alloy_ at 2011-10-16 01:05 (UTC) (Link)
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Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-15 23:58 (UTC) (Link)
Imagine being Emma, and getting that letter from JKR! Imagine how that would feel! So very sweet!
amythis at 2011-10-15 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
Y'know, it's kind of dispiriting when you like someone in a fandom who almost everybody in that fandom hates.

Hey, I like Steve Kloves and Michael Gambon, so I hear you, Brother! I commented on Facebook as well, but here we have a character that JKR admits is the closest to herself, and JKR said "Thank Christ" they cast Emma. I think a lot of the Emma-hate comes from (mostly) women who are a) jealous, b) crushing on Rupert, c) have a distorted view of book-Hermione ("Hermione doesn't cry so much/ hyperventilate/ love Harry/ etc."), or d) hate Steve Kloves. Is Emma Watson the Hermione I imagine from the books? No. Is she an awesome Hermione? Yes.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-10-16 00:01 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'd never claim that she hasn't blown a line, or even a scene, but when all is said and done, I couldn't ask for a better, truer Hermione... And neither, I'm delighted to find, could JKR!
louhq at 2011-11-10 00:46 (UTC) (Link)

Late to the party

I've always liked Emma's Hermione character. The only thing I didn't like was how she looked, and it wasn't anything Emma could have done anything about. You see, I always thought of Hermione as mixed race: it would have made all those comments about bushy hair much more reasonable.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-11-10 15:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Late to the party

Bi-Racial!Hermione is an interesting idea! I'd never thought of that before, and if, some day, someone decides to re-make the "Potter" movies, I'd really enjoy seeing such casting.
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