Emma Watson’s Torture Scene Was ‘Disturbing for the Crew’

Between the eight Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson has no shortage of memorable scenes. Playing Hermione Granger gave the actor the opportunity to portray a wide array of emotions while she was on set. However, one of Watson’s most intense scenes came in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 when Hermione was being tortured by Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange, at Malfoy Manor.

‘Harry Potter’ cast members Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Emma Watson did tons of research for her tortue scene in ‘Harry Potter’

Potterheads, or superfans of the Harry Potter movies, likely know that Watson has a great deal in common with her character. Thus, it’s not surprising that she took a very technical approach to prepare for the torture scene. She threw herself into research and watched documentaries about people who spoke about what it was like to be tortured. Once that was done, she and Helena Bonham Carter, who played Bellatrix, discussed the scene in detail, even spending an hour designing Bellatrix’s handwriting.