CNN: Harry Potter Actors Reflect, Look Forward to Life Post Deathly Hallows


Dec 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

CNN has a new article online today where cast members reflect back on the beginning of their time with the Harry Potter series as well as life post Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Of interest are comments from Dan Radcliffe who spoke about that first day for filming of Sorcerer’s Stone: “It was September 29, 2000,” Daniel Radcliffe, now 20, told CNN with
a hint of nostalgia about his first day on set in Goathland railway
station in northern England. “Me, Emma [Watson], and Rupert
[Grint] had all traveled up that day in a minibus, and we sat on the
back seat — which was undoubtedly my influence — pretending that we
were DJs on a radio station.”

Tom Felton also spoke of his early days, saying “I’ll never forget walking through those amazing doors for the first
time, as we have done many a time since,” Tom Felton, who plays Harry
Potter baddie Draco Malfoy, told CNN. “I also remember
auditioning here. The crazy thing about the audition was that, at my
very first audition — when they had thousands of kids in, day in day
out — Emma Watson was standing next to me and we did it together. And
I came back in two weeks and she had been cast!”

As for what happens when the final scene is done in the final Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rupert Grint told CNN: “Before this film you never really thought about it ending, you kind
of just thought it was going to go on for ever. It’s going to be quite
a moment I think because my whole childhood is really in this place,”
said 21-year-old Rupert Grint, who has spent the last decade playing
Harry Potter’s loyal friend Ron Weasley.

But Grint quickly goes
to stress that he is ready to leave Hogwarts’ gates behind him and move
on to new ventures — this time without the help of magic potions. “I
think I’m ready to move on and get out into the real world and see what
it’s like.”

31 Responses to CNN: Harry Potter Actors Reflect, Look Forward to Life Post Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I still struggle to accept the knowledge that within a few months they will cease filming these films. Following their work has constituted so much of my life these last ten years.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Its still hard to think that it is really ending. sobbingAvatar ImageRosie016 says: I hope they film all the last moments the actors are on set and when they leave. That would make for some great bonus footage or something! And also very sad of course.Avatar Imagewrightrox says: i am so so so so so so so very SAD....................... p.s. love the article however.......but, remain forever faithful and am responding in a very , so very selfish way.....i just want more....i wish it didn't have an ending.... i wish we were all waiting for Jo's next book release date # 8.......i just think the series should continue...................................................Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome!!! Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: @Rosie016: I also hope they film that too. I would love to watch it. They should play it during the credits of DH Part 2.Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Ok, I am seriously going into withdrawals about soon NOT HAVING MORE DAN, EMMA, and RUPERT to look forward to!! ;_;Avatar Imagecosmo409 says: i guess from now until when parts 1&2 come out on dvd, i'll just be ODing on nostolgia. Avatar Imageexpelliarmus9 says: I still can't embrace that in 1 year and a half, the story that led my childhood will be over. Avatar ImageSwizzle says: It will be a little weird after the last part for more movies to not come out.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: So cool! That's pretty neat how Emma and Tom had auditioned together and then they both got cast for the parts.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: aww it makes me want to cry ; (Avatar Imagesessionka says: Has it only been 9 years? Wow... It seems longer than than, and yet... I can't believe it's coming to an end.Avatar Imagepotterball says: i got the first two books from my stepsister when i was about 20, and i got hooked on the first two books, and was waiting for eevry other book to be released, it just doesn't seem like it's been 9 years since the first, will be so weird after deathly hollows part 2, as it will be the last hp movie, of course wb has made tons of money and will contiue to make money with the ultimate editions coming outAvatar Imagepfowlerp says: First : ) It's going to be so difficult or at least wierd for Dan Rupert & Emma when the HP Series is finished!!! As for DH, I can't wait to see parts 1 & 2 but don't look forward to the series comming to an end : (Avatar ImageLucida says: Awesome! First!Avatar ImageEeyore says: It has been great for us to be able to really see these kids grow up on screen. It'll be hard for all of us, but especially hard for them. They've all done other things along the way, but HP has been such a big part of their public image. I hope that they will all be able to move along in their careers, if that's what they want. The transition won't necessarily be an easy one. I wish them all the best.Avatar Imagemoondragon15 says: i might cry after i watch hp dh part II during the credits..the series beacame a part of my childhood. :'(Avatar Imagetubaturtle says: I'm already having a hard time believing that it will all be over. Just like what Rupert said, I never really thought about it ending, I just expected it to keep going and going. And let me just say that this interview, the documentary on the ultimate editions, and some of the bonus features on the HBP DVD make me REALLY grateful that they managed to keep the same cast for all the films. I don't think the end would be as emotional as it is if there were different actors.Avatar ImageRosie016 says: I hope they film all the last moments the actors are on set and when they leave. That would make for some great bonus footage or something! And also very sad of course.Avatar ImageMatthew Hallows says: yeah, but I think The Tales of Beedle the Bard are going to be made into a cartoon movie next. =] and, by then J.K. Rowling may have written an offshoot book, or something. I personally would LOVE to read a book set either like 10 years in the future, i.e. right before everyone gets married or a movie set during James and Lilys time. That would be pretty cool. And if she rights another book, we know it'll get made into a movie.Avatar Imagelunapeeves says: Yeah, I wish it would just keep going. Still, I'm pretty sure Jo is done w/ HP. *sigh* It'll probably be good for the actors to move on though. Avatar ImageLexitheAuror says: It's been an amazing ten years!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I DON'T WANT IT TO END!!!!!!:(Avatar ImageSmitch says: It'll be interesting for them. I wonder if they will stay in contact with each other? Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: "...I think most of us right now are just trying to appreciate the time we have left."-- Tom Felton This last line of the article really hit me more than anything else I've read to date. Avatar ImageCaramel8Chocolate says: i can't believe its all going to be over. i grew up with harry potter (year one to year 12) :(Avatar Imagejenlynn619 says: All good things come to an end. But the happy news is, the films will be preserved forever to enjoy and I'm quite certain we'll be enjoying the work of all these young actors for a very, very long time after Harry Potter. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Time flies...Avatar Imagehermionerules1844 says: NO, THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!Avatar Imagekaylawatson says: I grew up with these books. When i was 4, my dad used to read a chapter like a bed time story and when i was seven , i finished the first two books. I don't think my brain will tolerate the fact that the series of films has come to an end. The only thing that was on my mind on the day my completion of the seventh book was "there are 3 more its not over yet". But i guess that now this is going to end too.

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