Natalia Tena Talks Tonks in “Half-Blood Prince”

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May 05, 2008

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Over the weekend, Collectormania was held in Milton Keynes in England, where actress Natalia Tena took part in an autograph session with fans. Emma, from the Snitchseeker, was able to speak to the actress about her role in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. According to the report, Natalia Tena says her character Tonks “was only on set for the part where Death Eaters attack the Burrow at Christmas (where Harry & Weasleys are present). She said that none of the angst of her character is there – indeed, she and Lupin are just suddenly a couple when they meet there.”

The actress goes on to give a few thoughts as well about “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and what happens to Tonks during the book, with Tena noting in the film version, she ” would love to have to ride a broom with a pregnant belly.”

Thanks to Snitchseeker for mailing!





100 Responses to Natalia Tena Talks Tonks in “Half-Blood Prince”

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Yea! More news!

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Oohoo, just wait till all the shippers get a hold of this!

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can’t wait for HBP! hope thetrailer comes out very soon!

3rd to post! (is it 5th??)

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Hmm. On one hand, darn, wanted more Tonks.On the other hand, I’d prefer there be only one scene with Tonks, but no angst – it’s actually what I think the books should’ve done. I mean, I love JKR, but why put only 1/2 of their backstory, and then just kill them off at random?

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I can’t believe Tonks’ angst is gone. That was one of my favorite parts in HBP. Here we go again, Steve Kloves… Let the editing begin. Again.

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Here we go again…yet another thing for people to complain about HBP. Oh well…Personally I think its a good thing they didnt include Tonks angst with Lupin. JKR aparently used it to act as a bit of a red herring and I think that it would just confuse those who havent read the books but watch the films. The actress playing her sounds really nice though!

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To be honest I think its better this way, we didnt see enough of her in ootp to wonder why she mopes about in hbp, and its not like its exactly a red herring or anything. I still really hope they don’t exchange Bill and Fleur for Lupin and Tonks come Deathly Hallows time

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Oh MERLIN….. this is terrible.

I mean they are going to DIE!!! At least give them a bit of history. I personally watch the movies cause it would be hard to re-read the book as often as I would like to. And it really annoys me that they cut so much out of them…. every time!

I mean…. I’m the one who goes to the cinema like 15 times… they should make ME happy, not who hasn’t even read the books! (ME as in all the Harry Potter freaks like me!)

It’s not just a shipper thing. I think it’s an important relationship they shouldn’t have left behind. In DH Harry as big confrontaton with Lupin, and the all Teddy thing…. And I’m not even gonna open a discussion about the other one I heard they completely CUT.

I’m really disappointed….

MAKE IT A THREE HOURS MOVIE

that would solve all of their CHOPPING problems.

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THE other couple as in BILL and Phlegm…..

and sorry for the double post…. must have hit twice…

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The moment in the hospital wing was one of my favourites in HP – no Bill, no Fleur no Lupin/Tonks-story

..... I miss Goldenberg already – or rather I started missing him when it was clear he wouldn’t return :-(

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Sorry…does that mean that Tonks is only featured in the Burrow Christmas scene?!?Or did she mean that she was about to start shooting this scene when she was asked that question?

Omg…awful news.

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Oh stop with all the gloom and doom. Movies are not books. Deal with it. Start either enjoying the movies as different entities or just stop raving on. Some of us appreciate the art of making movies as filmic art.

Clearly none of you have ever tried to adapt anything. It’s not that easy to move something from written media to audio visual.

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Sorry but am I the only one that realized what she said?? The Death Eaters attack the Burrow at Christmas? Hmmmmmmmm during which chapter does this happen in the book. “cause last time I checked it was Percy and the minister that drop by the Burrow on xmas not the Death Eaters. Who cares about the angst!!!! I want to see Harry being jealous and all HIS angst in regards to Ginny. Oh Lord and the first kiss. That would be to DIE for don’t you think????

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Yeah, is really hard making a book into a movie and yes, it would be soo confusing with Tonks angst as she is just in tiny bit in the fifth movie. But my favoruite part of the whole sixth book is at the hosptial when Tonks says “See, she doesn’t care if he is a werewolf”. I get goosbumps just thinking about it. Also, it is kind of weird when Tonks and Lupin dies in the movie because Tonks and Lupin isn’t so close with Harry. I really hope this isn’t going to be like the fifth movie, I love watching it because it’s so cosy to watch all the movies but I just think it’s too much about the D.A. I really hope this one isn’t going just to be about Harrys and Dumeblodres lessons. Gahh, I would so love to speak with the one who decided to cut off that Lupin Tonks scene, I’m reallly good to persude people:P Well it isn’t anything to do about it, is it? So it isn’t really any point arguing much about it.

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Don’t blame Kloves because of this. He gave us 4 beautiful films so far. And I think we’ll see Tonks/Lupin only in DH. and thats fine with me. HBP’s gonna be about 2 hours and I think there’s no free space for that relationship. and in DH with 4-5 hours…well…of course! and Bill/Fleur also only in DH! In HBP Ron will probably say something like- Do you remember Fleur Delacour? blond,hot lady from Triwizard tournament? She’s getting married! -with who? -My broher Bill!damn

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Sorry about the speeling btw and, and I meant that Tonks and Lupin isn’t so close with Harry in the movie, not the books :P

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I was lucky enough to talk to Nat myself when I went and I asked her if she was going to be filming a death scene for Deathly Hallows and she said she doubted it highly, they would probably just show her dead body lying next to Remus or something lame like that.

She also mentioned that they were going to cut Dumbledore’s funeral from the sixth film which really upset me. This was the first part of any Harry Potter book to make me cry and if they had done it well, I’m sure watching the on screen version of it would make me cry again. Very disappointed. (But cool to meet Nat!)

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What the #!? The Death Eaters don’t attack the Burrow at Christmas in the book!!! I honestly understand that they cannot put in every scene from the book into the movie. But when they start taking out canon subjects and replacing them with completely different story plots, it really irritates me. If I find Yates and the screenplay writer in a dark alley, I’m beating them over the head with a hard-back copy of Half Blood Prince.

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I have to admit that I like this arrangement better. Tonks sudden outburst in the hospital scene might have worked in books( it didn’t for me btw, it was very awkward ) but it would have been even worse in the movie imo. I’m glad they changed it to them being couples like this.

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Am I the first here to remind everyone that the producers got JK’s permission to ADD a scene to show that nowhere is really safe? The attack at the Burrow is that scene.

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Lolly: Umm… what is it that you are saying about Dumbledore’s funeral? They are not filming it??

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I totally agree, Hermy. My God, has 5 movies seriously not got it through peoples heads that things will ALWAYS change- it’s an ADAPTION, not the book word for word on screen that does NOT work, so get over it. Complaining does nothing for your health.

Thank you Jeanne, I’m going to scream if one more person doesn’t inform themselves about the new scene- you snooze, you LOSE.

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the amazon winners are up ya know

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I’m not too upset about changes that must be made for the films (and I too thought that Tonks love for Lupin was rather sudden in HBP – there was not even a hint of it in OOTP – I didn’t notice it anyway). But now I wonder who will find Harry on the Hogwarts express under the invisibility cloak after Draco has paralyzed him? I’m pretty sure they’re doing that scene as they did show a bit of that on those sneak peak films of HBP that you can see on YouTube. I don’t care that much – just curious.

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why’d they add this scene instead of filming Dumbledore’s funeral which is one of the most important scenes? =_= bummer…

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WOW. i cant believe they took that out. i mean i can but still. it wont make sense to nonHP readers why all of a sudden lupin and tonks are together. theres a story behind that.

Live, Love, Harry Potter!!

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“why’d they add this scene instead of filming Dumbledore’s funeral which is one of the most important scenes? =_= bummer…”

Who said they are taking out the funeral? Its still there as far was we know.

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For anyone inquiring about the Burrow scene it has been explained enough times over in the comments about the trailer description but i’ll say it again! The attack on the Burrow is an added scene to remind people that nowhere is safe – not even the Burrow. It was confirmed ages ago and approved by J.K Rowling. Wait until you see it to judge.

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this is jest stupid why cut out i great scene at the end “Dumbledore’s funeral” this is one of the scenes in the book i realy remember coz i was in tears. why are they replacing good scenes with new ones its backward if u ask me : I

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@Kezzabear—THANK YOU!!! finally, someone who gets it.

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Wait a second. Burrow scene that has been added has absolutely nothing to do with Dumbledore’s funeral. Do not mix that two up please. The funeral is in as far as we know. BUT I only mentioned it because it is in one of the comments that they might not be filming it which could be absolutely wrong statement, just to cause some panic. So don’t worry.

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Agree with FraA

speechless…

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Posted by Lolly on May 05, 2008 @ 09:32 AM

“I was lucky enough to talk to Nat myself when I went and I asked her if she was going to be filming a death scene for Deathly Hallows and she said she doubted it highly, . . . .

She also mentioned that they were going to cut Dumbledore’s funeral from the sixth film which really upset me.” (The above quote was edited to include the parts pertaining to this latest discussion.)

THAT’S the reason people are now talking about Dumbledore’s funeral being cut. I agree with those who have said that they are unhappy about that particular scene not being included. It’s not some side story that can be tossed away because it doesn’t deal directly with Harry. It’s the first time that Harry is allowed to deal openly with his grief, plus it sets up Fawkes leaving and the whole story of just where Dumbledore’s wand is. They could shorten the funeral, but to cut it altogether? Bad idea.

I DO understand that the movie is not the book, but it still bothers me when they take up valuable screen time for things that weren’t even remotely close to canon and then leave out things that set up the next movie. Or should set up the next movie. I’ve said for a long time that they were going to have trouble with the movies when they started leaving out key scenes and key people.

The only problem I see with leaving out the angst for Lupin and Tonks is that they haven’t had enough screen time for anyone who hasn’t read the books to care when they are killed at the end of DH. That does a disservice to the characters and to the richness of Rowling’s writing.

Problem I see is that they are still trying to say this is a children’s movie, even with the PG13 rating. They just need to admit that the appeal is for an older audience and then film it accordingly, which means making the movie longer than 2 hours plus a few minutes.

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Ummm, didn’t she say not that long ago that her hair was going to be black for most of the movie, etc.?

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I am glad I was not the only one confused with this sudden attack of The Burrow at Chrismas. Someone is confusing book 6 with book 7. Thanks for correcting that error.

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Sorry, but I still think had someone besides -Kloves-writing the scripts for those HP films he has that they would have been even better [and would probubly already have gotten credicule acclaim long before OOTP did]. The man who wrote ’’The Queen’s Handbag ’’skit would even have been a better choice than Kloves.[that was excellent in so many ways] I have always found is odd that from these books that are SO well written ,with such an incredible story that the main screen writer[Kloves] of them can’t seem to put together incredible scripts.The source [the HP books] ARE AMAZING Having said that ThIS IS HARRY’S story and most other character’s ,unless they propel his story forward, are just not important to a 2 and a half hour film,something has to give.

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Wait… Death Eaters attacking the Burrow? In HBP? On CHRISTMAS!? What the heck did I miss?

On a side note: Why? Why? Why??? Where’s the RLNT Angst? ::cries::

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I think it’s fin that they cut out the angst but they should at least give them a story since they’re going to die in the 7th movie. It won’t be as emotional because to the movie goers, they’re just going to be random people. It’s been a long time since Lupin was a big role so people forget him already and Tonks never really had a big role in the movies so their death is going to be like ”...wait. Who are they?” type of thing. So I think they should give them at least a little story for emotional and entertainment purposes for the movie goers…

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Well, there goes one of my favourite parts of book 6. Only a matter of time before the rest go too.

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Oh my god, I predicted Tonks/Lupin before ANYONE else I knew, and I love the couple! Sad that they aren’t included more though, because then no-one who hasn’t read the books will care much when they die :( Am very intruiged to see how this added Death Eaters attacking the Burrow at Christmas scene works out. I hope it doesn’t stick out as a non-book scene, rather than being a great creative addition.

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Thats weird that the only scene Tonks will be in is Christamas at the Burrow when she didn’t even spend Christmas w/ them in 6. Won’t non book readers be confused in Hallows when Lupins all of the sudden tries to leave her and the baby? or will they cut that out too? They can’t cut Dumbledore’s funeral! thats a big deal

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People should just stop complaining. No one would care if Tonks was sad movie-wise. I mean, why give her a subplot in the movie when she’s not even one of the central characters?

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I honestly have to admit I wasn’t surprised by this. As interesting as the development of their relationship is in the book, it would become too much of an unnecessary burden in the visual medium to address. Just introducing them as a couple would probably work best, sadly.

Hopefully the attentive scripts for the Deathly Hallow films will remedy any lack of engagement on the part of the audience in their relationship, so that their deaths at the conclusion of that novel are as upsetting as they would be otherwise.

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They could have cut Lupin and Tonks out entirely if they wanted. The only thing that’s remotely important in this book is the fact that they’re in love. They are establishing that here so that it’ll all make sense in the next two movies. In other words good job WB on keeping only what is needed and getting rid of the fat.

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Its probably the easiest thing to cut down in the books. Their relationship is a sudden surprise to Harry and the Trio…so its not out of place. Its just that we dont see her moaping about. Probably a good thing, as shes never really had her cheerful fun side established, so movie goer’s view of her would be someone easily angered and sad.

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I thought that her character was moore in the book. If she’s going to be only in one scene that’s really messed up. Tonks is in moore of HBP then she was in Order of the Phoenix. Oh and by the way I wonder if they’re going to show the rude hand gestures.

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wait a minute. She is only there for the filming of the burrow attack…what about the train?

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NO WAY!!! I wanted the whole story, because it’s a damn good one. Why do they always have to cut out Tonks?? The Tonks and Remus stuff are mye favourite parts of the HP books, and none of that will be in the movies!!! Now im upset! what If they do this with them i DH too?

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I know that it is hard to condense such a large book and put it on screen. But when you make things up that has nothing to do with the book, well it gets a little disappointing.

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If Tonks and Lupin are going to be a couple almost immediately, then that may mean that they are going to cut the scene with Bill in the hospital or least it might be someone other than Bill who was injured. I really don’t think that Bill is going to be in the movie at all especially since it appears that Fleur isn’t going to be in it. Which leaves the whole wedding in the DH movie kinda awkward from the viewpoint of the people who haven’t read the books (at least I think that it would seem kinda weird). It would give the impression that Harry and Hermione are at the wedding because they are Ron’s friends not because they know Bill and Fleur. I was dissappointed when Sirius was in only one scene in GOF, Iwas dissappointed even more when you hardly had any scenes or interaction with Lupin, Tonks, Kingsley, etc. in OOTP. I’m dissappointed with HBP already. I think that Tonks is a cool character and should be seen more in the movies (along with Lupin, Bill, Fleur, etc.) And seriously, the only attack at the Burrow at Christmas should be Percy being pelted with mashed parsnips. All this makes me wonder how long this movie is going to be and what is going to be cut from DH.

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is the funeral out or in??

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I could care less about the Tonks stuff- so long as she and Lupin are together.

It irks me that the point of the WHOLE series is LOVE CONQUERS ALL. And they cut out the relationships that are pivotal plots in the 7th. How are they getting around that??

They cut DUMBLEDORE’S FUNERAL?!

This means that some of the best lines between the characters will be cut. Ginny and Harry’s breakup will be nothing like it should be!! That will make me VERY pissed if they don’t have Ginny’s last lines in the book. I am so tired of Kloves cutting lines from the Weasleys!!

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i am not buying the info on that site!!!:S

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Ummmmm….... Since when did the Death Eaters attack the Burrow? They never attacked there. The only people that came to the Burrow that book is the Minister and he was never a Death Eater (nor Percy). I have always felt that The Burrow and the Weasley family is there to be the “model” home and family. Harry and others who have suffered are compared, I guess, in my eyes as to the Weasleys of what they don’t have. I think that having the Death Eaters attack destroys that Paradise of that.

As for the Remus-Tonks thing…. they’re gonna die in a year or so, you might as well give them more time together. Plus, I’m gonna miss the hints and teasers and the final outburst of Tonks at the end of HBP.

Why the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks are they NOT going to film/show Dumbledore’s Funeral for HBP? Like Lolly, I cried when I read it and it helps push the plot along and show characters’ feelings and emotionstoward Dumbledore and each other.

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One random idiot writes (makes up some nonsense) about the the funeral not being in it and everyone suddenly thinks this is a fact. How stupid are you poeple?

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i agree with who cares!! its nothing official people!!:D

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nooo! Tonks and Remus are my favourite couple in the series, they’re so cute it’s a shame their story has been cut.

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Oh well I know this is a fansite but some (read: a lot) poeple are so crazy about their Harry Potter that they can’t think straight anymore. The filmmakers never do anything without good reason and they’re most certainly not stupid. You poeple should be glad there’s a scene in here which establishes the fact that they’re in love because means that they ARE going to go into their relationship in the next two movies.

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Re: Dumbledore’s funeral, I agree we shouldn’t take it as gospel that it’s been cut. The poster might have misunderstood or Nat might have had her facts wrong…or they could change their minds. I just find it very hard to believe they would cut that, but it’s hard to put much past them, I know. I don’t know that they would film much of the eulogy or the service proper, but I would think they would at least show it briefly. I think I remember reading about their filming Hagrid carrying Dumbledore, etc. Either way, I do feel sure they’ll do the Harry/Ginny break-up justice and the movie will end with Ron and Hermione telling Harry they’re going with him. If Scrimgeour is cut, I just hope they find SOMEONE for Harry to tell that he’s Dumbledore’s man through and through!

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guys the books are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy different from the movies so if u feel uncomfortable in the details of the movies dont go watch them but in the ned it will Harry Potter flounders becuase of fans!!!::

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Repeating nothing is official yet!!

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i havent read all the comments but the only scene she is in?? how does harry get off the train- cos i know they have got that part in the film havent they??

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LOL. Lupin is totally going to look like he’s on the rebound after Sirius if there’s no angst about “too old/poor”.

On one hand, I’m glad the hospital scene’s been cut, because it did detract from the main line of events, but on the other hand, it kinda cuts any depth from their relationship. Which makes me wonder what the point is – if they’re the couple meant to replace Bill/Fleur, surely they need a bit more significance?

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How does harry get off the train? Simple the same way he did in the book it just won’t be Tonks who saves him besides it’s not like it really matters who saves him anyway.

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guys i suggest we wait for the trailer and the pics to decide or we wait for any OFFICIAL annoucements from WB or magazines ok? coz by reading those news now, u are ruining the movie before u see it and remember dont judge a book by its cover or dont judge a movie by its news!!:D:D

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“who cares” – i guess it doesnt matter really who does it, if anyone, if they are not putting the tonks story in with change of patronus…..........

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I’m of the idea of Snape getting Harry off the train. One can wish :D

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Confessing: I am kinda sad that Tonks isn’t in the train scene. I was looking forward to it and it doesn’t really make sense not to have her in it considering she is in the movie but it doesn’t change anything important so I suppose it’s okay with me.

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As far as the train is concerned, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not Neville and Ginny who find Harry as they were both with him in the previous scene in Slughorn’s compartment. Particularly if they have the same dialog (from the book) as they walk down the corridor of the train following Blaise Zabini…it just makes sense.

Not that I don’t want more Tonks/Remus in the movie or anything, because I do! :-)

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I’m speechless that they would cut DD’s funeral. But, alas, I have to remind myself that the books are so great that any movie made from them is probably going to pale in comparison. So I just enjoy the movie for the special effects and try to ignore the blasphemy that is done to the canon.

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I was just going to say that Lady Whizbee. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Ginny that finds Harry and they make it off the train just in time but still have to walk up the hill, Snape catches them and gives them both detention.

This could help with the whole Harry falling for Ginny explanation for the non book fans. The more they are together the better.

I’m just going to pretend I didn’t read it BUT if the funeral is cut then I will be so hacked off when I walk out of that theatre.

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Okay, I’ll clear up what I said earlier: I was talking to Nat Tena and she mentioned that Dumbledore’s funeral was being cut from the movie. I agree that this is not an official announcement because it was just a conversation between an actor with a minor part and a fan but as far as she knows, it look as though it is going to be cut. It is possible that the producers will change their minds but I personally think it’s doubtful. I want to see Dumbledore’s funeral as much as the next fan and I hope it isn’t true.

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Whats, theres no conflict at the burrow in hbp! whats going on!!!

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okay, so wait. someone made a good point in like the first page of comments. if tonk’s only scene is @ the burrow, who is gonna find and rescue harry on the train after draco attacks him? because we know for sure draco attacking scene is gonna be there because remember that little video about halfbloodprince, and we see a clip of draco, and he’s like “Patrificus totalous!!!!!!!!!” (im sorry, i spelled that so wrong) and he looks really hot. anyway… need tralier…

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That stinks. I was hoping they would leave the Tonks/Lupin stuff in the movie. At least they’re still going to be a couple, but it’s going to be really confusing for people who haven’t read the books.

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I’m not too bothered about Tonks’s angst being cut out, since it really would have been kinda pointless in the movie, especially for those who haven’t read the book. But what about DH? Are they going to cut out the bits about their baby? No, please no! It’s one of the most beautiful moments in the book! :( But oh well.

Attack on the Burrow during Christmas… this had better make sense in the movie (and better be done well too!), or I’ll be very **.

And if the thing about Dumbledore’s funeral being cut out as well is true, then, oh no, nonononono. They can’t do that. Just… can’t.

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Rachel, I’m pretty sure it’s allready been stated that the entire Bill and Fleur storyline is out. In terms of the wedding I think they are going to build up the Remus/Tonks relationship to take the spot left open by cutting Bill/Fleur. That means that a wedding between Lupin and Tonks will take place at the begining of the Deathly Hallows movie and they’ll probably apparate to Lupin’s home after the malfoy mansion scene. That way Harry would be there to see the birth of his godson which, in terms of the movie, would make a lot of sense. As an avid Lupin/Tonks shipper I’m glad that they’re including the relationship in the movie at all. I was very afraid they would cut it out entirely. So, even though the bulk of their story is gone, at least we get a little taste. And (if the movie makers go the way I speculated) we’ll get a lot more of them in DH!

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I’m fine with this, well kind of. And I am a HUGE RLNT shipper/fan. The only thing that really bothers me is that when I first read/listened to JKR’s live reading of the first chap of DH on the night before it came out, I was so excited when I’d heard that Remus and Tonks got married, because although she hinted at the fact that they were a couple… well, idk. But I was pretty excited.

Then again, now that I think about it, I s’pose it’s fine. :/ Just a minor disappointment to me. I felt that the angst sort of gave a bit more info to Remus’ character.

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I love news…and Im happy as long as Ginny and Harry have there kiss!

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“I still really hope they don’t exchange Bill and Fleur for Lupin and Tonks come Deathly Hallows time” – Kiwi Mc I

I agree! I am glad they are going to show Lupin and Tonks together. Them asking Harry to be godfather was a big deal (I think) and something that should not be forgotten in the movie…I hope anyway! Ha-ha.

I can’t wait for the movie!!

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They are gonna film the DD funeral, it’s just not gonna be shown in HBP.

They’ll show DD’s death & Harry-chasing-Snape n’ all. The OotP McGonagall Hagrid scene is being transplanted here. McG will get stunned by Death Eaters instead of Ministry people. Then Hagrid will physically throw about the Carrows & won’t “get caught”.

Post-this, we’ll be doing a rushed hospital scene, with emphasis on how they have to save the living character’s lives first, even though DD is dead.

After this Harry will talk with Ron & Hermione about “the mission”. Movie ends…

The Deathly Hallows Part 1 will open with DD’s funeral ceremony. Then the trio will part. We’ll see Harry visit the Dursleys for a week to finish the charm & convince them to leave. Then the story continues as in Book 7. They are trying to emphasize the idea that after the gigantic showdown in the OotP climax, Voldemort & the Ministry, the Order all move very fast. Truth be told, in the books, an awful lot of time seemed to pass after end of OotP (more than a year) before drastic things happened. The build-up in the movies cannot be done the same way as it would seem anti-climactic.

The idea right now is to give a bit more material to movie 7’s two parts. That way, part 1 won’t seem like nothing happens in it & part 2 can still be packed with fast action & a constant pace.

The story that’s going to be “mutilated” is HBP. I say mutilated, but I mean massively altered. Yes, all the basics are there, but, the team is taking huge creative license with the story to pull parts of book 5 that didn’t fit properly in movie 5. Quidditch was brought in, among other things to somewhat lighten the mood of most of HBP. The thinking behind this is to provide a “brief respite” between the darkness that started at the end of GoF through OotP and will completely shroud the two DH movies. movie 6 will also add small scenes/ alter the story in order to make some things in DH that aren’t well explained by movies 1 through 5 easier to digest. Thus we are to see more Dobby.

However, one thing is going to go very against the grain of this idea. The Gaunts’s role is heavily cut. This was done to reduce the “adult” darkness of how Voldemort was conceived & to remove any reason to include the key “sl*t” word used by Morfin. Without some of this toning down, the movie was headed for R-rating (what with the Sectumsempra scene & tDraco bloody-ing up Harry on the train scenes still being in it)

I hope they don’t try for a PG-13 with Hallows. I would hate not to see Nagini burst out of Bathilda (even though it’s disgusting, we need this visual. While in the book, we can read about the smell & imagine how disgusting it is, smell cannot be conveyed effectively in the movie) I also want to the “horcrux-baby” at King’s Cross, Hermione being tortured, etc. AND NO I’m not a sadist. It needs to be there to be effective.

I have some more ideas about the proposed filming schedule for DH 1 & 2 and why 1 is coming in Nov 2010 not July

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wtf i don’t remember the Burrow being under attack in HBP I liked it when Kloves wrote the first 4 films. but now he screwed it up.

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mmhh..I’m pretty sad about this cut..but I’m not so suprised, Tonks’ scenes were very little in OoTP so the intention to make her as a very secondary character was quite clear…:( I know books and movies are always different but Lupin/Tonks troubled relation was one of my favorite things in the books, it’s a pity I’ll never see anything of that on screen!

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Get. Over. It.

They can’t make 10 hour movies. They are on a budget and only have a certain amount of time.

plus; If you always want the movies to follow the books, there will be no more reading, and nothing left to the imagination….

I hate it when people get upset when they switch things around. They aren’t cutting anything from the 7th movie, be grateful about that….

I remember Prisoner of Azakabn, they made that all twisted, but it wond up being one of the best ones.

So if any of your friends start complaining, slap them and say, you might as well not read any of the books for all the imagination you have.

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So “I I” – is this just hypothesising on your part, or do you have some basis for this? Your post is pretty detailed. I actually kind of like it. (and I think I’m going to scream is one more person writes “the burrow wasn’t attacked in HBP . . . blah, blah, blah – read the comments or don’t post!!).

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I like ur idea very much II it seems logical!:D:D

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I’m kinda upset about this, but I’m basically just happy that RL/NT is in there at all tbh. Seriously though, they CAN’T leave Teddy out in DH! He was one of the main reasons JKR wrote the damn Epilogue, to show that he was alright!

BTW, hehe, I KNEW that the Ginny/Harry shippers would worm their way in somehow….

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Eyyyy, I got her autograph!

=D

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grrrrrrrr…

the angst made them special! argh! shakes head and sighs that at least hopefully the screenwriter for TWILIGHT didn’t screw up the script

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I’m sad about the uncomplicated Tonks/Lupin-ness of it all. I love that story line. But I am so pleased to have my lovely little home of Milton Keynes mentioned on Leaky! I was indeed at collectormania and it was great!

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Am I the only person confused as to why there is a scene in HBP where death eaters attack the Burrow. If I recall correctly, there is no attack in the book, only Percy and Scrimgeour showing up at dinner. I don’t get to read things that often so maybe I missed something.

Besides, Tonks doesn’t even go to the Burrow for Christmas. Remember when Mrs. Weasley says that she tried to get her to come but she refused.

It really irritates me sometimes that the movies don’t follow the books as closely as I would like them to.

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Hmph. No angst? I loved the angst!!! L/T Shipper Pout

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I hate this “news”. It doesnt add up to things I have read the past months. Even nat herself has said she’d be having brown hair and be sad. And they’re not cutting the funeral. That’s too stupid. Even those moviemakers cant be that idiotic and think the fans is going along with that just fine?? And common we know that the movies cant be like the movies 100%, but there is posibility to make it true to it and follow it better then this movie obviously seem to be doing. One scene? Why wouldnt Tonks be on the train scene when its in the movie damnit? Makes no sense at all!!

But Teddy isnt a problem… yet… Because Remus and Tonks are together appearently and well… that’s whats needed for Teddy obviously :P

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I agree that this is a good decision. I liked reading about Tonks and Lupin, but I don’t think I’d like watching it.

And now I’m really confused what will happen with the wedding in DH. We’re almost sure Bill and Fleur are out for the remainder of the series, and for all we know, Tonks and Lupin are as together as they’re going to get. They can’t skip the wedding, because it’s such an exciting scene with both spectacle and humor to it. Tough to say….

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when does this happen? I recall percy and th eminister being at the burrow, but death eaters? I understand the need to cut some stuff, but adding that in is annoying. I also can’t believe they are taking out the funeral, Dumbledore’s death really hurts and this is the most emotional part of the story thus far, it’s where the sense of hopelessness comes from, how will they conclude the movie then?

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I’m so disappointed with this, and not just because I’m a huge R/T shipper. Nearly every time I’ve seen OOTP, it’s been with someone who didn’t read the books, and they asked me every five minutes either who someone was, or what was going on. I can just imagine their confusion at Remus and Tonks randomly being a couple. I mean, it may distract them from something else happening. I know for a fact that my dad-who waits for the movies-missed about two crucial scenes of OOTP because I had to explain so much to him.

Avatar Image says: It said that an important scene will be cut from the 6th?!What a pity! To be honest, I really look forwad to the scene which make me totaly sad! As we know, Harry Potter is a fantastic story,if the scene will be cut,in a way,it won't be as interesting as the story at all.Maybe I should think about whether I'm going to see that or not!Avatar Imagemoony-heart-tonks says: this is not cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! darn it!!!! i just hope the scene is long or.. nothing.. ARGH!!Avatar Imagemoony-heart-tonks says: this is not cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! darn it!!!! i just hope the scene is long or.. nothing.. ARGH!!Avatar ImageTonks_charms says: This is old new I knos but this is sad to much as I love Tonks and i love that we see her deal with depretion a noraml emotion in this book, and I'm not sure if we only see them as a couple why her hair isn;t then pink in the movie cuz once they are a couple its back to pink and in the promo picks is brown, so thats stupid..

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