Emma Watson while filming Noah was under a lot of pressure and stress as she had to shoot while she was ill, thus making the scenes look real. The movie turned out to be very exhausting for her as she did not leave her apartment for many weeks and needed time to put herself back together.
She also shared that, though filming for Noah was very tiring, it did not even come close to what she went through while filming for the Harry Potter movies in her early days. They would have to shoot early in the morning, even before dawn, or sometimes in the freezing cold. She says that her role as Hermione Granger prepared her for any roles that they throw at her.
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Emma Watson’s Struggle While Filming Noah
Harry Potter star Emma Watson suffered both physically and mentally filming for Noah. Though she was very excited to work with Darren Aronofsky as she was a huge fan of his work and could not wait to work with him. But during the process of filming, Watson fell ill on the set when director Aronofsky banned plastic water bottles from the set. Somewhat due to this reason, Emma Watson was tired and dehydrated for most of her shoot.
During her period of illness, Watson did not get to rest rather she was told to use her illness while shooting in the movie. The Harry Potter actor shared that she was utterly shocked when the director asked her to use her illness for the scene. She said that it was even hard for her co-star Ray Winstone as he had to wear heavy makeup, wigs, and a beard.
“I came in the next day and was like: ‘Darren, I don’t think I can do this, I’m really sick,’ He was like: ‘Use it for the scene.’ And I turned round to the bus and was like: ‘Is he joking? He is joking right?’ and there was deadly silence.”
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Emma Watson also shared that while she had a kissing scene with the main protagonist, Douglas Booth, the scene was shot multiple times Watson as a result her lips started to bleed. She added,
“We were fine for the first four and five takes, but by the sixth, we were just nutting each other. My lip was bleeding, I think I hurt Doug’s nose, and we were exhausted”.
In the movie, Emma Watson’s character Ila was pregnant with twins, and she wanted to play her role as sincerely as possible. Watson shared that she held conversations with as many pregnant women as she could, midwives, and especially her mother.
Emma Watson Gets Some Life Lessons From Harry Potter Sets
Emma Watson shares that during the shoot of Harry Potter movies, they had to follow very harsh rules and had to shoot the scenes in the freezing cold areas of Scotland. They had abnormal times for their shoots, filming at four in the morning before the Sun even rose and also shooting abnormally tough scenes. In an interview, Watson said,
“It’s kind of comforting in a way to know that in some senses, nothing will be as hard as that again, and I’m pretty prepared for most things people can throw at me, whether it be animals, water, stunts, CGI, whatever it is.”
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Emma Watson said that these hardships helped her prepare for Noah, as she had to go through some tough scenes that challenged her both mentally and physically. In an interview with E-News, she shared that it was very exhausting for her to film the scenes and after the shoot was over, she locked herself into her apartment for a couple of weeks, walking around in her pajamas, while taking some time off before she sets foot in the industry again.
Noah is available for streaming on Paramount+
Source: The Washington Post