Dan Radcliffe on Harry Potter Book Purists and Fans of the Films
Jan 10, 2009
The Australian Herald Sun has released a new interview with Dan Radcliffe, where the Harry Potter gives his thoughts about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the two Deathly Hallows films. Of HBP he says he thinks they have struck a type of balance between the darker, intensity found in the sixth book and a bit of humor. Dan says “I mean, the one thing when I read the script I could always yearn
for was more darkness and more of that real intense stuff, because I
enjoy doing that more, but hopefully this time we have struck a balance
between that darkness and a certain comedy in this film. “And what I think we’ve managed to do is not make it that kind of comedy that is farcical and pulling faces.
“It’s not that kind of comedy at all, it’s much more subtle than
that and hopefully people will find it funny – that’s the aim anyway.”
Of particular interest are Dan Radcliffe’s comments on the the two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films, and book purists feelings about the Harry Potter films. Quotage: “I think when the fans came on to the first film there would have
been a section of the audience that didn’t want to like it because they
were the purists of the book,” he says.
“There are still those people out there, but you are never going to change their minds so just don’t even try.
I think the majority of the people out there, because the fan base has
grown at about the rate the films have come out, we’ve managed to keep
making them darker and dark enough to maintain the interests of these
“And I think actually through making the films darker
we’ve gained a lot. And also through people like (director) David Yates
directing them, a certain amount of respect has been gained for the
films as cinema.”