Famed Beverly Hills Courier columnist George Christy gives you an insider's peek into Hollywood's A-list parties and personalities.
Teen hormones are on the march with our Hogwarts School wizards in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth in the J. K. Rowling series that opened this weekend. Boy wizard Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) flirts with Ginny Weasley, the younger irresistible sister of Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), and plants his first movie kiss on actress Bonnie Wright. Off screen, Daniel prefers women in their twenties.
"Our kiss was weird," 18-year-old Bonnie admitted during the premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre. "We were protected with a closed set, although the crew and others were watching and rooting, but I needed to forget anyone was there, and take the kiss seriously."
Viewing that scene during the premiere, Daniel says he feels sorry for Bonnie. "That kiss must have been unpleasant for her. My lips look like the lips of a horse." (19-year-old Daniel may have horses on his mind from starring recently on Broadway in Peter Schaffer’s Equus, a fictional account of a true crime in which a disturbed teenage stable boy has an eerie religious and sexual fixation with horses and undergoes intense psychiatric evaluation. Daniel appeared with the horses in full frontal nudity).
Next up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows will be split into two films scheduled for November 2010, and July 2011.