David Yates on Half-Blood Prince: “the sex, drugs, and rock and roll” of the Potter books.”
Dec 11, 2007
With the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD today here in North America, MTV has a new article previewing the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Several of the cast members are interviewed, as well as director David Yates who notes movie six is the sex, drugs, and rock and roll” of the Potter books. He continues: “It’s the ‘American Graffiti’ for this set,” Yates said. “I’m looking forward to developing the relationship between Ron and Hermione, and Ron and Lavender. There’s a nice triangle there.” Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) also weighs in on the comedic elements of the romances in the movie when he says “If we pull [it] off [right], it should be the funniest of the films so far.”
Other cast members are interviewed, including actress Evanna Lynch, who speaks about the new actor who will be portraying a young Lord Voldemort, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin ( real life nephew of actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort). Evanna quips “I saw him, but to go up and say, ‘Hi’? He’s Voldemort!” she said. “But maybe I will. He has a quiet, dark side, so people don’t know him much yet. He doesn’t say much. I’m sure he’s a lovely boy. But he does have that aura.”
Finally, we get confirmation yet again that actress Katie Leung will return in “Half-Bood Prince” in her role as Cho Chang, and will begin filming in January. She also says she hopes she will be back for “Deathly Hallows.” Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) also mentions the character of Cho, as she stated “I suppose our relationship lasts longer than Cho and Harry, but remember ” at the end of [Book] Six, Harry and I can’t be together,” she said. “It’ll be funny to do [the make-out scenes], but it’s just a film! Hopefully people will just enjoy it and not get too jealous,” she laughed.