Teen actor Rupert Grint was embarrassed filming romantic scenes with HARRY POTTER co-star Emma Watson and has labelled the sequences "awkward".

The ginger star, 15, plays wizard pupil RUPERT GRINT in the successful JK ROWLING movie franchise and admits he found it humiliating to get closer to Watson's character HERMIONE GRANGER in the forthcoming adaptation Harry Potter AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, which has just begun filming.

Grint explains, "There were some awkward scenes. There was a lot of hand-holding between me and Hermione.

"There were hugs as well but they got cut out.

"It's weird doing romance. I've never been attracted to playing a romantic lead."

25/05/2004 02:06