Emma: Such a good moment, and the fact that she hits him with a fist. It’s not like a spell or something, it’s actually like a physical hit. There’s something very satisfying about that.
Tom: Actually, [it was] originally said in the script that Hermione slaps Draco. I didn’t know why a punch is going to be a little more physical. So I said to Emma, “do you want to run this? We should rehearse this, we should make this as convincing as possible. Slap me!” and she’s like, “I’m not going to slap you,” “Go on, slap me right now, let’s just do this, to get the motions.” When I said, “slap me” I was like, “movie slap me.”
Emma: I feel like I should feel terrible, I feel really bad. I’m not really sure what I was thinking.
Tom: She just went ‘Whoosh!’, smacked me right across the face. Which completely took me, I didn’t know what to do. “Yeah, that was really good, that was great.” I kind of walked off sheepishly.