Daniel Radcliffe Talks Epilogue, ‘The Forest Again,’ Saying Goodbye to Potter and More


Mar 02, 2010

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A number of new articles and videos have surfaced on the MTV website in which Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has spoken briefly about “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” You may remember that last month we let you know about an interview MTV conducted with Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) in which the actor mentioned that he was “excited to see what we look like 19 years later” in the epilogue scene. In a follow up to this article, Radcliffe comments, “[we] have done a few tests, and it does look really, really rather good.” The Harry Potter actor also spoke about the daughter of Amanda Knight – the head of the makeup department – who Radcliffe hopes will portray Harry’s daughter Lily Potter. “She was born a week before I got the part and is now 9,” continued Radcliffe, “So it’s the kind of physical embodiment of how long we’ve been there.” You can watch a video of this section of the interview here on the MTV website.

Secondly, Daniel Radcliffe has spoken about saying goodbye to Harry Potter, “something,” he concedes, “you have to accept, and it’s also very exciting.” The actor described seeing fellow cast members leave the set for good as, “odd” as they finish their individual stories in the film and also discussed the lasting impact of the film on the British film industry:

I did have a moment the other day, in the makeup room that I have been
in for ten years now. I did walk in and go, ‘Wow, this is [hitting me].
One day ” in about four or five months from now ” I’m going to walk in
here for the last time.’ Especially since, after we’re done shooting,
they’re redoing the entire studio, tearing down and starting again. Which is, about time! They could have done it ten years earlier, really. It’s going to be amazing, actually. A big investment is going into
Leavesden [Studios] and England will finally have a third film studio.
They’ve always had Shepperton and Pinewood, but to have Leavesden? That
will do wonders for the film industry in England, which is always a
struggle to keep going. Potter has been the major film in England for
the past ten years and it’s [...] kept a lot of people in work, myself included, obviously.

You can find the video accompanying this article at this link, where you can also find more video clips of MTV’s interview with the actor. In these clips, Radcliffe also discusses everything from the hypnotising effect of Olympic curling, social networking website Twitter and his involvement in The Trevor Project. Furthermore, Radcliffe mentions filming the resurrection stone scene in ‘The
Forest Again,’ saying he “put a lot of pressure on [himself]”
to get it right.

55 Responses to Daniel Radcliffe Talks Epilogue, ‘The Forest Again,’ Saying Goodbye to Potter and More

Avatar ImageeiVega says: I really enjoyed this interview. It makes me happy that he thinks the aging tests are looking good. Too bad he stressed himself out so much for the Forrest scene. Hopefully it's still fine and he just put too much pressure on himself. That little girl must be so cute! How crazy to think she's physical representation of the age of these movies. I love the idea and I think it's really special for the crew to use her. How sad for Dan to being saying good-bye to everyone. Who's left and how much more time do they still have?? This is exciting me so excited for the films but they are still so far away! Augh!!Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: I am also very curious as to when filming is supposed to wrap up. I hope that they cover it in the dvd extras! Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: Such a good interview! But it makes me sad that it's actually coming to an end... I bet the little girl is precious. It would be pretty awesome if she played Lily in the movies. Avatar Imagerosepug says: What an amazing young man. Avatar Imagemuggle_in_hiding says: I live quite near to Leavesden and every time I drive past it recently I have had a mix of emotions. First I am all excited and wonder what's going on behind the big gates. But then I feel sad that it will soon be over. It is fantastic what the franchise has done for Leavesden and the British film industry though. Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Can't wait for the movie to come out, but it will be somewhat sad because it will be the end of an era.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: A very good interview! It's always a pleasure to listen to Daniel! :)Avatar ImageethanHP says: Those clips were great to watch! We don't get enough interviews with Dan. I'm curious about something, while talking about the Forest scene Dan mentions the names of the actors who play Harry's parents. Does someone know if they are the same actors who played Lily and James in the first movie? How cool would that be? After 7 movies/10 years been those characters again!Avatar ImageMatea says: how cute is that!Little ginger blue-eyed Lily^^ Oh God...I can't even picture the future without Potter films. that will be very odd. I'm probably going to cry my eyes out at the cinema on the last 2. phewAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: Such a good interview. Thats so cool that she might play little Lily!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: It will be so sad when it ends! I wonder if they will get together for years after? (the trio i mean)Avatar ImageNatalie says: I'm so glad that such a wonderful young man is portraying Harry.. He is such a role model..so thoughtful and commited.. As years go by I love Dan more and more..Avatar Imagemoglet says: They are definitely the same actors who portrayed Lily and James in the first movie.Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: R for H and i will be putting together a video for the staff at Pottercast and MyLeaky if you would like to be a part of this Gift of appreciation my page has all of my information you can choose how to contact me and i will explain the things that you can be apart of and how you can help us.. Thanks hope to here from you!!! post this in common rooms or pages if you would like to help get the word out!!!"Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: I guess we're all very happy how the last book (AWESOME book) is turning into a great movie. All the actors and the crew seem to be very committed to the process of making the best possible movie for all fans. Great interviews from Dan!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I really don't want the movies to end :( It's so sad to think about. Btw, if any of you guys haven't heard of the song "End of an Era" by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls, you really need to. I think it sums up my feelings about the end of HP.Avatar Imagetubaturtle says: I think that girl sounds perfect for Lily! And it's so sad hearing about the end of the series coming. I think like a documentary of sorts of the last day or last few days of filming for the actors would be an awesome bonus feature on the DH DVD. It sounds like this one will be the best movie yet, and I'm hoping that's the case because (in my opinion) DH is the best book!!Avatar ImageIamtherealme says: My favorite book by far, and I just hope WB can impress us :)Avatar Imagehewy says: What a great interview! Dan is truly an amazing young man. Would love to see him in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", hope he learns to sing well. Looking forward to DH - 1 & 2!!!!Avatar ImageGinnyPotter811 says: I can't wait for the seventh movies! It's crazy to think that it's all coming to an end. Avatar Imagedecarus says: It has been the same actors in all of the films playing Harry's parents. In all of the photos and in all of the scenes in the first film, the third, the fourth. I think they made them a little bit too old in the first film, but they did a better job making them look younger later on. Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: So excited for these movies :DAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: God, tears formed in my eyes just as I was reading this interview. When I receive the news that they have finished work on filming this series I am probably going to bawl for a good while.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY for Dan! It must be really odd to realize that everything is ending. Can't wait to see the epilogue though... I like the idea of Amanda being Lily. If she does look like her in the book, then it would be a wonderful honor for her and a nice gesture of the crew for her to represent how long they have been filming. :) I'm super excited to see the films... SUPER EXCITED!! :)Avatar Imagedecarus says: That was great to hear that all four will be with Harry during the forest walk. Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I guess it is good bye......... Dan, Emma, Rupert and the other Harry Potter cast will have to say good bye. They are almost done shooting and then it will all be over............... Although I am excited I wish there were more Harry Potter movies or altleast books! But she said she'll take another ten years in figuring out what she'll do!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: forest scene will be awesome as real as all this has been and is for me he literally "is" harry potter for the last ten years thats so awesomeAvatar Imageleigia says: Great interviews. Look forward to more as we get closer to the end of filming and the appearance of DH part 1.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I think his comments on the forest scene is the big news here. First of all, he confirms that he has finished filming it. Second, he confirms that Sirius will be there. I'm not sure if we ever had a confirmation that Gary Oldman was returning for this scene or not. So that's cool. I hope he still gave a strong performance despite how much pressure he was under. It had to help having his mentor there though. Avatar ImageDrome says: Thank you, Daniel. My eyes are full of tears now. :')Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Wow.. I don't want it to end...Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!!! I am so glad to no that they are not leaving that part out where it shows 19 years later!!!! We will always have all of the books and Movies!! and will always remember Daniel Radcliffe in his role of Harry Potter forever and ever!!! All of the Actors and Actresses in the Harry Potter Movies have always done a wonderful/Outstanding job, and deserve much praise!!! Rupert and Emma and Daniel have really became FANTASTIC Actors and Actress and watching them grow throughout the Movies has been so enjoying!!! I also am a big fan of Bonnie Wright and her role as Ginny Weasley!!!! and another one of my favorite characters is Neville Longbottom!!! (Matthew Lewis) I am sure that after Deathly Hallows is over that all of them will stay in touch with each other and remain close friends!!!!! lolAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Such a good interview! Avatar ImageScarStruck says: "Really really rather good" LOL awww it's a great interview! Woot! *sad though*.....Avatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: The Trevor Project is very wonderful, and I admire Daniel for continuing in his support of it :-)Avatar ImageJeannine says: Was so ready for a new ..great..interview from Dan and he didn't let me down....it was terrific and BRAVO!! to him for his kind generous heart.Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: saying goodbye to Potter just sounds depressingAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Yeah Dan is kind of awesome, I have a lot of respect for him ... It must be so weird for them all knowing that soon it will be The End Of All Things. Like what he was saying about that kid being born and growing up, this has been their whole life. It's going to be weird and tough for me so, I can only imagine what it will be like for the cast and crew that have lived HP for ten years.Avatar ImageI Heart Harry Potter says: Aw he's adorable, bless him! Avatar ImageFifi says: I really hope the last 2 movies turn out good. It would be so sad if they completely changed it.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Aw i'll be sad for the last movie to come out. I can only imagine how he feels. Avatar Imagealicia00 says: soo sadAvatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: He always is so positive in interviews, he is such a great role model! I am sure he will have a wonderful future in whatever he chooses for it, but I will definitely miss watching him grow up in the Harry Potter movies, thank goodness we have 2 left!Avatar Imageegdillon28 says: Wow, it hasn't really hit me yet that this is ending. "4 or 5 months time." wowAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: It's going to be sad when the movies finish.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Tearing down the set is sad indeed. Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Nice interview...thanks Dan!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so glad he is working so hard at getting it right. I am sure he is doing a great job. Avatar ImageElderwand103 says: I'm very excited for the Deathly Hallows movies, but then again I'm sad because I know that pretty soon, it's gonna be over. I'm glad he says the againg tests are going good, and I am really excited to see the epilogue scene.Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: I love it how he's using his influence to do something something good for the worldAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: It's gonna be so hard for them!! Wow.. the end of an era is coming up soon...Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: Im sad but happy that it's almost over. It's going to be a life chaniging event :( and :)Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Great interview!!! yeah... i can imagine it will be weird to leave... Great actor Daniel!!! XD i'm checking the videos!!! =PAvatar Imagewhyalltheglitter says: Thank goodness they made the movies soo good, and we are all EXTREMELY lucky that we have actors like Daniel Radcliffe as Harry!!!!!! I will be sad when the end comes to an unforgettable decade of amazing movies. Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Wow.

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