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Emma Watson Hates On Twilight

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Uh, oh.

Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, made a derogatory comment about the Twilight saga.

While discussing the kiss she had with co-star Rupert Grint while shooting The Deathly Hallows, Emma had a few things to say about the sex scenes in Twilight.

"This kiss between Hermione and Ron is highly anticipated, it's been building up for eight films now. And Harry Potter is not Twilight, you know; we're not selling sex.”

She’s right. Twilight sells sex and Harry Potter sells…middle-school kisses and magic.

What do U think? Was Emma’s comment innocent or snide? Are U on Team Potter or Team Twilight?

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317 comments to “Emma Watson Hates On Twilight

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  1. 1

    Team Potter, obvs

    The only reason Twilight is so popular is because it sells sex. Harry Potter has SO much going for it it is not even comparable to Twilight in my opinion. Emma was just talking about how their kiss is highly anticipated, but it's not going to be the entire premise of the movie, like how the Twilight movies are.

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  3. 3

    TEAM POTTER duhhhh. The story is so so much stronger and more well-written than Twilight. And she's right…Twilight is all about sex. You don't see all the HP fans running around wanting to fuck Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. And they still see the movies anyway!!

  4. 4

    She could have meant it both ways.innocent or snide. I like Harry Potter always have but I LOVE Twilight.

  5. 5

    She's right. And TayTay is so Gay Gay

  6. 6

    team potter :) …obviosuly

  7. 7

    there is no "team potter" or "team twighlight". harry potter is a literary fantasy masterpiece. twilight only became successful because of the suave sexuality of the films' actors. she's absolutely right. people don't go see harry potter to ooze over daniel or rupert, like they do to robert and taylor - they go to see a story.

  8. 8

    I agree with NickNoodle it is an innocent comment and shes right about it. You spend most of the Book series waiting for that kiss. In Twilight you're just watching this chick go from one boy to the next

  9. 9

    I think Emma's comment was innocent - and truthful. I'm Team Potter.

  10. Jai says – reply to this


    Harry Potter is charming and cute and Twilight is trash.

  11. 11

    Twilight's Breaking Dawn was the most offensive piece of garbage i ever read….and my read, i mean skimmed through….(it turned me off the whole series actually….and the movies). Emma is exactly right. I don't think it's fair to compare Twilight to Harry Potter….Twilight isn't even on the same level as Harry Potter…..Potter Books are amazing.

  12. 12

    You can't compare the two. One is for crazy tweens/mothers and the other is for people of all ages with imagination. She's right, Twilight only sells sex appeal nothing more. Plus HP is in a league of it's own, look at the numbers side by side and it demolishes Twilight.

  13. 13

    Why do comments appear like 30 minutes later btw. Suh annoying

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  15. 15

    Team Potter! Twilight's shitty & I hate that I have a teenage daughter obsessed w/ that crap.

  16. 16

    TEAM POTTER!!!!!! It has grown up with me. I don't even know what is going on with Twilight.

  17. 17

    Team Potter all the way!!

  18. 18

    TEAM POTTER all the way - everyone's too caught up in the Twilight hype - they seem to have forgotten its horribly written whereas Potter is intriguing and entertaining.

  19. 19

    ditto @Wenchtits

  20. 20

    What is Twilight? Good for Emma. Twi is s/thing perez shoves those dirty looking kids down are throats. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO cares about them

  21. 21

    Team Potter!

  22. 22

    Team Potter!!!!

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  24. 24

    They are totally 2 different types of book series. Okay, they both deal with the occult in a way. BUT, Harry Potter, though fear is in it, is a FAMILY SERIES!!!!! Some kids start reading the books when they are 8,9 years old. And if you can get them to read it at that age, GREAT! The Twilight series are geared to teens, early 20s. And if you see the lines at the theaters, that is what you will see. Look at the products, shirts team Edward, team Jacob. Of course with teens it is about sex. Vampires, biting, it is all sexual. AND Harry Potter started when they were about 11, you weren't sure who emma was going to end up with, BUT it was all innocent.

  25. 25

    The Twilight films are only about the actors' appearances and superficial teenage sexual confusion.

  26. 26

    Are you kidding me? Harry Potter is so much more than just middle school kisses and magic. Twilight is over-hyped, unrealistic romance and sparkly vampires. Having read both series, I can vouch for Emma Watson's comments. Twilight would be nothing without the Bella-Edward-Jacob trysts.

  27. 27

    you go Hermione!

  28. 28

    Innocent. I've been thinking the same thing about Twilight.

  29. 29

    who said twilight was selling sex? it's not like true blood where it centers around lust and sexuality, it's meant to be something meaningful in twilight, hence why it's not even described in the books. i love emma watson and all that, but she needs to stfu about books she obviously hasn't even read.

  30. 30

    Honestly, the two films have nothing in common except they're big teen franchises. But the stories themselves are completely different. I really don't think you can compare them beyond that, so I don't know why Emma brought up Twilight in the first place.

  31. 31

    Obviously team HP, Twilight is sooo shitty.

  32. 32

    I don't think Twilight sells sex at all…passion for sure but the couple doesn't even have sex until they are married. I just think we all FEEL the sexual tension in Twilight. I dont think Emma meant this as a snub though.

  33. 33

    Team Potter !!!!!!!!!11

  34. 34

    Now I see why she got into Brown: that comment is spot on. Harry Potter is a modern children's' classic with thematic weight to spare. The Twilight books and movies are just a vehicle for girls' fantasies with superlatively perfect boys to spare.

  35. 35

    Harry Potter > Twilight . Harry Potter is so much better than Twilight in every way imaginable. Twilight will never be as good as HP

  36. 36

    She is right you now

  37. 37

    Twilight will be forgotten

  38. 38

    shes so fkn right

  39. 39

    I think she's right. Twilight teaches you how to have a boyfriend, and Harry Potter teaches you about loyalty and friendship.

  40. 40

    doesnt really seem like she was meaning to be horrible about it - just statting a fact

  41. 41

    Twilight aint got shit on Harry Potter.

  42. 42

    This chick is a hottie and I look forward to seeing her do a nude scene in a movie.

  43. 43

    Team Twilight!

  44. 44

    Team Twilight, I'll take the sex any day!

  45. 45

    Always team POTTER!!! I don't think she is being derogatory at all. She is pointing out a major difference between the story lines. Twilight is nothing but hormonal twins, where Potter has much much bigger problems.

  46. 46

    i really like what shes wearing in the picture

  47. 47

    Twilight is shit.

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  49. 49

    Innocent, Emma doesnt have it in her to be bitchy, and plus robert pattinson is one of her best friends.

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  51. 51

    Emma is so pretty!

  52. 52

    Uhm she's right.

  53. 53

    TEAM POTTER! Although I was bit annoyed reading Deathly Hallows. I was waiting for either Ron or Hermione to kick Harry the cockblocker out of their tent so's they can get at it, fuck. But whatever it was still an epically good book. And it had loads of sexual tension.

  54. 54

    The big difference between Twilight and Harry Potter is that in Twilight, the main character spends the series trying to shed her humanity, while the main character in HP spends the series seeking to embrace and affirm his. The Twilight series is about a protagonist (Bella) trying to CHANGE herself; the HP series is about a protagonist (Harry) trying to DISCOVER himself (learn about his parents, his connection to the evil Voldemort). Bella has no interest in self-discovery and growth as a human. She just wants to become a non-human. Both protagonists spend their respective series pursuing different kinds of love: Bella seeks a mythical, fairy tale, endlessly passionate love; Harry seeks a human, honest kind of love.

  55. 55

    Screw both movies.

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  57. 57

    I dont think she is being snide or trying to pit one against the other. She is just saying that the kiss is something a lot of people want to see, just like the sex scene is something Twilight people want to see. Twilight is more about sex, thats true but she didnt say anything bad or that she hates it. Just saying there are differences, which is fine.

  58. 58

    I don't see how anybody can say she was wrong. Jacob doesn't even wear a shirt. Bella macks on both guys within hearing distance of each other. Bella clearly doesn't like Edwards purity views. Harry Potter has much more depth.

  59. Dusss says – reply to this


    I'm surprised by this comment.

    First because I don't think Twilight sells sex. It's a movie for a very different audiences than HP.
    And… Emma W making a comment like this? Sorry… hard to believe she's quoted correctly.

  60. Dusss says – reply to this


    But… I've only seen 1,5 Twilight movie, because I didn't like how they ruined the way I experience the books.

    Maybe she IS right and the movies focus way more on sex than the actual books do (whom focus more on love)

  61. Dusss says – reply to this


    Re: shigatsu – I loved the first three books!
    But I'm reading Breaking Dawn right now.. and, 300 pages into the book, I'm still waiting for the 'magic' to come back.

  62. 62

    twilight in no way "sells sex". the characters in the story don't even talk about sex until the 3rd book and the "sexual tension" if you will builds up til the final book in twilight the same way it builds up behind hemoine and ron in hp. it may be different in twilight because they actually do have sex in the last book unlike ron and hermoine who just kiss but how does that mean theyre selling sex?

  63. 63

    TEAM POTTER ALL THE WAY. I think her comment was not only innocent, but totally true. I've read both series, and all through the Twilight books there's a certain type of tension everywhere you go.

  64. 64

    TEAM POTTER!!!!!!!! love her!

  65. 65

    I think she was being honest. I suspect she is a "nice" girl who doesn't live for sex. And probably would not want to appear in a movie that was all about sex.

  66. 66

    She is right but I don't think there should be teams here. They are 2 totally different stories. Not everything is geared towards the same groups of people. You will have overlaps but not everything is for everybody. My daughter's 3rd grade class read Harry Potter when the 1st book came out. I would never let an 8year old read the Twilight Series.

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  68. 68

    Lol Emma have no boobs….

    With twilight they obsess over the guys in the series that's why girls like it but with HP I don't get what ppl like. The guys are fugly.

  69. 69

    Team Potter of course!

  70. 70

    I don't think Twilight necessarily sells sex. I mean in the books it's more about love and friendship. The problem is (well it's not really a problem per say) that there's so much sexual chemistry between Stewart and Pattinson it makes it more about sex than love. I don't think it was intended to be that way, but because of the actors obvious sexual attraction to each other the chemistry is very clear to see and has made the movies very sexual even when there isn't any sex.

    I think Emma's comment was innocent though, she didn't mean it in a bitchy way, it's kind of true though.

  71. 71

    although i have no idea why harry potter is being compared to such crap…

  72. 72

    She's really hating on twilight. Really spewing her rage!!!
    Why aren't you telling her to keep her opinions to herself, mario?

  73. 73

    I read the first Twilight book after all the hype. It was poorly written, and I could see that it might appeal to me if I were a 15 year old, but there is nothing there that can be appreciated on an adult level. There was one layer, and it wasn't very good. 12 year olds who read the Potter books can go back in 10 years and get something else out of it. The same can't be said for Twilight.

    Emma's an intelligent young woman and knows this, so there is no need to be snide. I think she knows that the teens who are currently fans of both the Potter movies and Twilight movies, will be renting the Potter movies to watch with their own kids some day in the future, but will probably not do so with the Twilight. Her residuals are set for life.

    And I think she's letting the young fans know that whether it's two actors on a screen or your own life, don't be too disappointed if a first kiss between two people doesn't make the earth quake below you. (You might want to date awhile before you get to that point).

    Besides,we all know they ended up married with kids. SOMETHING happened later on….

  74. 74

    She's entitled to her opinion and quite frankly, she's right.

  75. 75

    She's right, and she is a very classy young woman.

  76. 76

    Team Potter All The Way! The Twilight Cast Can't Even Act, The Story Line Is So Boring, And The Movie Has No Creativity To It At All. So Harry Potter All The Way!

  77. 77

    Re: sayswho – And how old are they when they get married?? and WHY did they get married?? Just to have sex lol The twilight series is Meyer's wet dream fantasy. It's kiddy porn.

    This new Vampire trend SUCKS and it's ruining the vampire genre. True Blood, Vamp diaries, Twilight…are NOTHING compared to From Dusk Til Dawn, Blade, Near Dark, Lost Boys, Dracula …. HECK Leslie Nielson's "Dracula: dead and loving it" was a better Vamp flick than the shit that's coming out now!

    I have more respect for people who read Hustler than I do for people who read Twilight. At least the articles in Hustler are well-written! lol

  78. 78

    I'm neither. Team True Blood! bhaha.

  79. 79

    Adolescent girls all want to see a kiss, what's the big deal?

  80. 80

    team potter!!! harry potter has a very interesting story. its got love, humour and action. and not the vomity love, actual friendship. the twilight saga is about kirsten stewart looking sad and depressing. robert pattinson looking "handsome" (which he totally isn't). and taylor lautner with no shirt on. there isn't a proper story and if there is i don't see it. btw. im not bashing the twilight books as i haven't read them. it's just my view on the "films", which are awful.

  81. 81

    and of course twilight is selling sex. the only reason twilight is successful is because it quenches the rabid sexual thirst of tween girls. harry potter is actual literary genius, with religious and cultural motifs and parallels.

    i hate that twilight is even COMPARED to harry potter. the only reason for the comparison is that they both have fantasy elements and are both wildly popular. but the difference in quality is so drastic that it is almost comical that the words "harry potter" and "twilight" are placed in the same sentence…

  82. 82

    Team Potter all the way. Twilight is waaaay too over franchised. its not worth the fuss.

  83. 83

    I think she's mostly right…. The Twilight movies are advertised by the hottie stars, and even those who aren't stars (some of which who are not that hot, but they still call them Twilight hotties, even if they had a very minor role).
    And, the kisses in Twilight are very different than in Harry Potter. Really, she's right. Ron and Hermione had had the tension forever, and just then do they kiss, while when Edward and Bella kiss in Twilight, they are really going at it.
    So, I think she's right, but on the other hand, I want to know why she said this and what context it was in, because it seems kind of rude of her, but I can't judge just yet.

  84. 84

    team potter, twilight is a cheap shit movie

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  86. 86

    twilight stars have said some snarky things about the Potter series and while I watch neither Potter or Twilight… come on, Harry Potter is clearly the better series. If it wasn't we would have had all these greats investing their talent and money in them and it pays off. Whether it was innocent or snide… its the truth.

  87. 87

    Twilight is SHIT!! Shitty actors, shitty stupid story with no meaning, teaching young girls that sex and obsession is love!!! I HATE twilight!!
    And Harry Potter is a brilliantly written story! I mean, the story and how it's written is the best! Stephanie Meyer cant write, and I have no idea how they published those books! J.K. Rowling is brilliant and a genius!

  88. 88

    Honestly, I think she's right. Twilight is essentially soap opera romance. It has no real substance and not much creativity.

    I've never read the Potter books, but I have a feeling I'd think they're brilliant.

  89. 89

    I always knew she was the perfect Hermione… so smart, so right

    And honestly, with all the fans that just go to the movies to sight and scream everytime Jacob or Edward appear, how can you not think that they sell sex? Well, not sex because they never do it until the 4th [that was disappointing], but they sell sexual tension, appeal and horniness. And the ridiculous people [girls, old women and guys] that fight over who's team is better. They shut down a Twilight event early at my local Borders once because the crazies where uncontrollable.
    People go see the movies because "they're so hot" and to drool over them. I read the books and I liked them [1-3, hated 4] but I honestly hate going to the movies because of all the horny girls. Anyway while reading the books the ONLY thing I was waiting for was for them to do it already because sadly almost everything revolves around that.
    So yeah, she's right. But she's not saying it in any hateful tone, she says what she sees and what everyone sees [but the crazy people themselves] is that. There will be a kiss in the movie, but no big deal because it's not like the whole movie is about Hermione begging Ron to kiss her and if he doesn't she'll go to Harry who won't either AND OMG RON TOOK HIS SHIRT OFF. o_O

  90. 90

    um considering they don't have sex in the twilight series till the very end and they are supposed to be 18 how is that a big deal. If you want sex shoved in your face just turn on some True Blood which is way more complex and interesting anyway. Lets just say this…Harry Potter is for children, Twilight is for teenagers and True Blood is for adults…

  91. 91

    By the way, Perez, have you ever read a book? haha!!

  92. 92

    team both. I loved harry potter first(both books and films) but i love twilight too(mostly books… actors in the films aren't good and i don't enjoy all the crazies).

  93. 93

    Team Emma for all the reasons everyone has already stated.

  94. Kakia says – reply to this


    Team Potter. Twilight is trashy and sophmoric.

  95. 95

    well Twilight and Potter are both very commercial. Potter has many stolen things from other classic books and such, and Twilight lacks imagination at all.
    Both are trash. Yet I agree with her comment. Twilight tries to sell teenaher end high school sec. While Potter seems more like for the type beggining high school, with innocent kisses and blah.

  96. 96

    Way to go Emma!!!!!!!!! Agree 100%
    While HP is already a classic of literature, Twilight is just a teen fad.
    HP is about friendship, courage, tolerance, growing up and so much more!
    Twilight builds on sex and teenage fantasies.

  97. 97

    Afterall think about this… Harry Potter wasnt even written by a real writer, it was written by a desperate single mother, and Twilight was written by a fatty girl whos prolly lacking passion in her life lol

  98. 98

    Team Potter!! Twilight is so dramatic and stupid!

  99. 99

    Twilight is retarded.

    snape,snape,severus snape.

  100. 100

    Team Potter!

    This whole Twilight phenom is just a bunch of hype, using The modern marketing cycle of franchise movies, which was firmly established by The Potter Franchise.

    Twilight Saga sucks at acting, sucks at plot and is NOT kid friendly, has too much gore, and is dripping with sexual/sexualized images. Reads like a purple member novel.

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