By ANDREA MAGRATH
Statuesque: Emma Watson walks the red carpet at the premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in a strapless bronze Bottega Veneta creation
Emma Watson looked like a bronzed goddess as she walked the red carpet for the final time for Harry Potter today.
The actress dazzled in a stunning strapless creation by Bottega Veneta at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in New York.
Emma, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were joined by other stars of the film including Tom Felton and Alan Rickman, and celebrity guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Seth Green at the event.
The last time: Emma posed with her co-stars Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe on the red carpet at the final Harry Potter premiere in New York today
Of her dramatic gown, Emma said: 'New York is such a fashion capital, I felt I could push the envelope a bit. With London I went a bit more classic (in her fairytale Oscar de la Renta dress) but for today I wanted to do something edgier.
The 21-year-old wore her gamine crop slicked and looked very grown up in elaborate gold leaf eye make-up.
Her striking appearance is a far cry from the little girl who turned up to the New York premiere of the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001.
Fashion forward: Of her dramatic gown, Emma said, 'New York is such a fashion capital, I felt I could push the envelope a bit. With London I went a bit more classic but for today I wanted to do something edgier'
Excited: Daniel Radcliffe, who has starred for a decade as the boy wizard, said he was 'sweating like pig in labour' with all the excitement, while Rupert Grint said he would miss people screaming his name
Farewell: The 21-year-old actress said it was 'tricky juggling act to do my job and be professional but it's very emotional'
Suave: Tom Felton (left), who plays Draco Malfoy, Matthew Lewis (centre), who plays Neville Longbottom, and Alan Rickman, who plays Professor Snape were dapper in their suits
Daniel, who turns 22 next week, was also shown a picture of himself as 12-year-old at his very first Harry Potter premiere. He laughed, 'I'm basically the same aren't I, I look the same, with just a slightly deeper voice.'
Speaking to Time Out this week he joked that his diminutive frame isn't the typical Hollywood action hero build.
'It’s very rare in your career that you get to play an action hero. I’m not the natural frame and stature of an action hero, so I may not get to play one again.
All grown up: The cast of the film franchise posed together inside the Lincoln Center
'I'll miss people screaming my name': Rupert Grint was the first to arrive and spent over an hour signing autographs and taking pictures with fans
Fan favourite: Emma said she planned to sleep and eat 'a very big brunch' tomorrow, when her Harry potter duties are wrapped up forever
He added: 'Things like bursting out of the water in film six, surrounded by a ring of fire…I won’t get to do that again. I miss that stuff.'
Speaking about his last outing as the boy wizard, Daniel said: 'I said to someone the other day, "It’s like the emotional range of Shakespeare with the action and blood of Tarantino." The body count in this film is massive.'
On the red carpet today, he added: 'The film is so much better than anything we've ever done, people will go nuts for it.'
End of an era: Daniel Radcliffe said of his co-stars Emma (right) and Rupert, 'No one knows what it's been like to go through this mad journey but us'
Family affair: Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick brought along their son James Wilkie
Radcliffe discussed his starring role in Broadway show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which his co-stars went to watch him in this week.
'Whenever you know they're in the audience you feel very proud, they're people I've worked with for 12 years so it means so much,' Daniel said.
Rupert Grint, who cheered Daniel on at the show this week, said: 'I was so proud (watching him), he looks so happy, completely in his element.'
Star of the show: Daniel Radcliffe is guided along the red carpet amidst screaming fans and photographers
Die-hard: Some bespectacled fans wait to see the cast
Rupert, the first of the film's stars to arrive, spent over an hour signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans on the red carpet.
Visibly overwhelmed as he spoke to reporters, he said: 'It's great to see everyone and the enthusiasm they have, it's very moving.
'It's crazy. It's very special to experience this, I'll miss it. I like these (premieres), being screamed at.'
Fairytale: Emma said she had chosen a more classic dress for the London premiere, and cringed when shown a picture of herself at the very first Harry Potter premiere in New York in 2001
All that glitters: Emma Watson looks slick as she arrives at the Late Show with David Letterman in New York today ahead of the premiere of Harry Potter
Earlier today Emma arrived at the Late Show with David Letterman today looking gorgeous as ever in a glittering mini dress.
With her gamine crop slicked back, the 21-year-old posed for photographers wearing the unusual one-sleeved Prada dress.
The fashion-forward outfit was only let down by her black patent and cork wedges.
The style, a favourite of Kate Middleton, has been popular of late thanks to the Duchess, but looked a little too conservative for her sequinned silver frock.
Thanks for the memories: Fan Deanna Nolasco waits for a glimpse of the stars at the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Turn out: The streets near the Lincoln Center are lined with eager fans
We're in Gryffindor: Girls dressed in the costume have been waiting for six days to see their idols
Emma Watson & Rupert Grint Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows Premiere
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