Scholastic Kids Reporter Report from NY Premiere of Half-Blood Prince


Jul 13, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, have released their Kids Reporter article on the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in New York City. Written by 11 year old Daniella, there is a fun bit relating to news from director David Yates on bloopers of the recent clip of the Trio sitting in Ron’s room at the Burrow.

“There’s a scene right at the beginning of the movie where we get
Daniel, Rupert and Emma sitting in the burrows talking about how old
Dumbledore is’ he said. ” I can’t tell you how many bloopers we got in
that scene because they kept cracking up. I had to send them off the
set for a while!”He promised it would show up in outtakes at some point”maybe the DVD.

New York magazine also has an article online recounting the young reporter’s interview with superstar Daniel Radcliffe as follows:

But it was his completely adorable interaction with a terrified 11-year-old reporter from Scholastic News
that won us over for good. Imagine half a dozen pushy TV reporters
shoving their mikes in Radcliffe’s face as he zeroes in on a little
girl holding her microphone with both hands, voice shaking so much she
can hardly form sentences.

Radcliffe (to other reporters): “One moment, one moment. I will come back to you. [Locks eyes with Scholastic News girl] Hello!”

Girl: “Hey. I’m Danielle from Scholastic News.”

Radcliffe: “Hello, Danielle! Pleasure to meet you.”

Danielle: “This is an HONOR to interview you.”

Radcliffe: “Oh, thank you. You’re very sweet. Thank you.”

Danielle: “I’ve seen the first and second movies
and read the first and second book and they are SO good. Especially the
movies. I loved them, the movies!”

Radcliffe: “Thank you very much. You’re very, very
kind. They get even better than that, though, so when you get time or
when your parents think you’re old enough, you must watch the rest.
They’re very cool.”

Danielle: “Um, and I have two questions. How are you most like Harry?”

Radcliffe: “I think in the way that we value our
friends. Friendship is very important in both of our lives. I think I
have Harry’s natural curiosity as well. He’s interested in a lot of
things in this world, as am I.”

Other reporter: “Daniel, how¦”Radcliffe: “One moment, one moment.”

Other reporter: “They told us to group together.”Radcliffe: “It will happen. One second, sorry.” [re-focuses on Danielle]

Danielle: “How did Harry change from the first movie to the second? I mean, the sixth?”

Radcliffe: “To the sixth? Well, he grew marginally
taller. The films have gotten a lot darker since that first film, so I
think he has had to get a lot tougher since then. Thank you very much.”Danielle [holding breath, then nearly dropping mike]: “Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. That was soooo cool!”

Related: Be sure to check out the new “Spot the Difference” game on the Scholastic Harry Potter site.

27 Responses to Scholastic Kids Reporter Report from NY Premiere of Half-Blood Prince

Avatar Imagebeewell says: Dan was very nice to talk with her while the others were storming him. His interviews are always such a pleasure to read. Keep up the good work Dan!Avatar Imagebudgie says: Wonderful interview for Dan and Danielle.Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Every day my respect for the HP actors gets bigger and bigger. It was so kind of him to focus on the little kid. I guess that shows his love for kids he was talking about. Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Dan is so sweet! :)Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Am i the only one who cannot spot the differences? Grandpre takes her revenge on me. And i consider the comment of the author for Rupert and Emma rather insulting and stupid.Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: Aww Dan is so SWEET! I adore him, I really do!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Good man Dan...Avatar Imageminishiva says: Aw it as so cool of Daniel to answer and really pay attention to Danielle.She must have been so nervous. Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Thats really nice.Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: That was very nice of Daniel.Avatar Imagepolyjusposhun says: Awesome. Such a gentleman. That young lady will probably treasure that moment the rest of her life. And, how exciting that she still has all the other books to read and doesn't yet know how the story ends. (Smart parents if they are letting her grow into it.) I hope she reads each book before she actually sees all the movies.Avatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: What a lucky girl to still have all the books infront of her to read!! And how sweet Dan was to her, that was brilliant.Avatar Imagecghambright says: THAT's SO SWEET!! I love Dan! He's seriously my dream guy. Him and Rupert Grint. That was so sweet of him to do that for the little girl. I just saw an interview on The Early Show with him and he mentioned how much he loved kids. I think he's going to be an awesome father one day! :DAvatar Imagecghambright says: The Spot the Difference game was alot more complicated than I expected, but I only missed one. Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: That's really sweet of Dan. Love the him even more! :)Avatar Imagebiiigbob says: Dan has grown into a real CLASS ACT! The courtesy and respect he presented towards his young interviewer while being hassled by the "PROS", demonstrated growth and maturity in handling his celebrity status. Dan knew how important and personal the few minutes he spent with Danielle was for the young interviewer. A tip of the hat to Dan for having his priorities in order.Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: That is adorable! I seriously adore Dan even more every time I read any sort of interview with him. D'awwwww :DAvatar ImageKissa says: Daniel just got major points in my eyes for that encounter with that little girl, and for telling the other reporters to wait their turn! That's one of the greatest thing I've read about any of the cast so far, and that's saying something as the Potter-movies are propped full with incredibly nice actors/actresses.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Aw, how sweet.Avatar Imagedeadtree says: I love so many of the HP actors, especially Dan-- I mean, with Megan Fox snubbing little boys who try to give her flowers, it's nice to see there are some young actors out there that aren't complete jerks. Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: Good on Dan for giving Danielle a chance. Most people would just ingore someone her age if there were other reporters nearby.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Arrrrrrrrwwwwwwww, that was so sweet! Mind you I'm 15 and I'd be like that as well! lol! Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awwwww!!!! thats sooo cute how he payed all of his attention to her... aww!! and how he asked the reporters to wait a sec... awww!!! luv him even more!!!Avatar Imageele0206 says: Lol so cool... the kid was soooo sweet, and Daniel too. :) I believe she reminded him when he was younger and he suddenly went under the spotlight.Avatar Imagecauldronjane says: Not much information was gathered from the interview, but an admirable effort. I'm more surprised of the transcription of every word, right down to the "um". Wow.Avatar ImageKiralay says: I saw this just yesterday, and I couldn't get over how absolutely wonderful it was of Dan to take the time to focus soley on Daniella. Her statement at the end: "Danielle [holding breath, then nearly dropping mike]: "Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. That was soooo cool!" Priceless. I loved the quality of her entire article.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: how cute! :)

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