Trio Talks “Half-Blood Prince” Movie; Name of Lavender Brown Actress Revealed

Nov 12, 2007

Posted by: SueTLC


CBBC Newsround has posted a new interview conducted with the Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson where they discuss filming on the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” In this new interview (video at the above link as well), actor Rupert Grint talks about his scenes as Ron Weasley and the actress who will play his new love interest (Lavender Brown) in the sixth Harry Potter film. Rupert says:

“I was involved with the Lavender Brown audition and the whole Lavender thing. Her name’s Jessie and she is really cool and it’s going to be really funny.”

Emma: “She seems really sweet and perfect for the role of Lavender. The casting is so good and I am looking forward to her scenes with Ron. I think it’s going to be quite a comic film.”

We do not yet know the full name of the actress who will play Lavender Brown, and we will update with more when we can. Actor Dan Radcliffe continues on in the interview and mentions the filming for the movie, where he worked with the new actor who is playing the new Professor in the film.

“It’s going very well. So far we’ve been doing a lot of work with Slughorn, who is being played brilliantly by Jim Broadbent.”

UPDATE: On a related note, BBC is also running another article, focusing yet again on the actors and their reactions to the revelation that the character of Dumbledore is gay. “Radcliffe told BBC News: “JK Rowling is an incredibly intelligent woman. She can’t have thought for a moment that that would go down well in the Bible Belt of America, but she put it brilliantly herself: ‘He’s my character – I can do what I want with him.’ Which I think is fair enough.”

David Yates, who directed the fifth Harry Potter film – Order of the Phoenix – said he was told in September by JK Rowling during a read-through for the next film on the set of the Great Hall at Hogwarts.Jo leaned over to me and said: ‘You know Dumbledore’s gay don’t you, David?’ And I thought ‘Wow that’s pretty cool’.” Yates, who was speaking at the press launch of the Phoenix DVD, added: “He’s a wonderful character, Dumbledore – graceful, wise, powerful, quirky, terrific sense of humour, loves knitting. There’s a jumble of things in there and his sexuality is just another thing.” ….

“Michael Gambon hasn’t changed his approach. A person’s sexuality is just one part of who they are, and so it hasn’t really shifted where we’re taking him.”

Producer David Barron confirmed that Dumbledore would remain “the character Michael Gambon has already established”.

Thanks to NimbusXL and Newsround!

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