'Harry Potter' director cut Ron / Hermione scene

November 23rd, 2010

David Yates cut a tender scene between Ron and Hermione from the latest 'Harry Potter' movie because it was too lighthearted for the film.

While the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' director admitted he is a fan of the growing relationship between the magical teenagers Ron Weasley, played by Rupert Grint, and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), he said he had to remove the sweet scene to keep the dark tone of the movie.

He said: "There was a scene we shot up in Scotland; it's a scene where Ron is showing Hermione how to throw a stone on a lake. She's got a really rubbish throw, and she has to insist that Ron show her how to spin the stone to sort of entice tactility and physical contact, and it's a really funny, tender and moving scene."

While David agonised over whether to keep the clip in the final cut, he finally decided other scenes were more pivotal to the movie.

He added to MTV News: "We tried to keep as much of the stuff we felt was important as possible. There are a couple of things that we've lost that just didn't quite survive. I wanted to explore their relationship a little bit more, so when Ron leaves it really breaks your heart.

"They're both very funny in it, but it ended up on the DVD because the overall tone of our film is quite intense."