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The Fan-Favorite Hermione Moment Emma Watson Secretly Hated Filming

Potterheads unite! The "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" special is now available to watch on HBO Max, taking fans of the Wizarding World back to where it all began. The reunion special brought the franchise stars together, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. The trio sat down and discussed their time growing as young adults and actors in the early aught films and recounted some hilarious behind-the-scenes stories. They had quite a laugh as they remembered their time filming the "Harry Potter" flicks, and a decent amount of the reunion was spent discussing "The Goblet of Fire."

The fourth film in the series was the coming of age moment for the characters and the actors themselves. Radcliffe and Grint noted how it very much mirrored their personal lives, with the latter saying that there were a lot of "hormones flying around" on set. It was also a major turning point for Watson, as Hermione Granger is finally looked at as a young woman in the film. She has an all-eyes-on-her moment in the movie, which is a fan-favorite Hermione scene, but Watson totally hated it.

Emma Watson hating walking down the stairs to the Yule Ball

In the "Return to Hogwarts" reunion special, Emma Watson discussed how much she hated the scene of Hermione walking down the large staircase to Viktor Krum's (Stanislav Yanevski) before the Yule Ball. She is wearing a stunning pink dress and captures the attention of everyone around, and it's the moment she becomes a woman in the series. "I knew it was a big deal, and I was miserable," Watson recalled with a laugh. "I just knew it was, the like, duckling becomes a swam moment. I knew there was just, like, all of this pressure suddenly."

Watson hated the scene and the attention so much, so she needed a little bit of help to get through it. "[Director] Mike Newell coached me to walk down the stairs in the dress. 'Your arms are swinging too much. You're walking too quickly. You need to walk slower.' Like, he's giving me a million different directions about how to walk down the stairs, and I, of course, fell down the stairs," Watson added. Despite feeling awkward, the actor nailed the scene, and it's one of Hermione's best moments in the eight films, hands down.