Rhys Ifans: “Real Honor” to be in “Deathly Hallows”

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Mar 03, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

MTV has released a clip from a press junket interview with actor Rhys Ifans, who is set to portray the character of Xeno Lovegood in the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film, which features the actor discussing further his role in the upcoming film. Starting by relating the “great” experience he had making the film, Mr. Ifans expanded on this by saying:

“When you’re an English actor and you get the ‘Harry Potter’ call– it’s like Batman, you know? You have a phone, you have a normal phone, and then you have one that is made out of wood. That’s the ‘Potter’ people. They call you up [and] you get your wand out, you put your cloak on and off you go. It’s a real honor. It’s like getting knighted or something.”

The interview continues with the actor discussing the vastness of the Harry Potter world, as well as the “pleasantly surreal” nature of working alongside actors from previous years when struggling in the business. Quoteage:

“You just sit with all these actors you’ve starved with in the theater… sitting there dressed as wizards [and] having wand-offs. So it’s very pleasantly surreal.”

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37 Responses to Rhys Ifans: “Real Honor” to be in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Sounds amazing! Wish I got the call! FIRST!Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: I think it's amazing the honour that he associates with being involved in the Potter films and with amazing established actors and actresses such as Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman he cannot be far wrong.Avatar Imageleigia says: Cool interview. Look forward to more.Avatar ImageCeltise says: Still wish Billy Connolly had gotten it, even though I love Rhys to bits! What nationality is Xeno going to be?Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: hmm. i didnt picture xeno like that but im still so excited for dh :) for all i care they can push it back a few months to get it really perfect. i want every bit.Avatar ImageMarielebone says: He's going to do such a great job! I think that idea about what nationality he'll be is really interesting too. I guess he'd use an Irish accent to match Luna?Avatar Imageleeuhh says: He said he was only in part 1 of DH- and Helena Bonham Carter said she's only in part 2.. if this is true, that basically puts the cut in right after they leave the Lovegood house, doesn't it? Because they go to Malfoy Manor after..Avatar Imageleeuhh says: Well, okay, I believe they finally hear the Potterwatch and run into the snatchers right before they're taken to the Malfoy manor but still!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: haha i love how its compared to the batman call.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: wowAvatar ImageMadam Snape says: He's a funny guy. Again, as was said before, he really doesn't look like the Xeno I imagined reading the book previously, but he's a great actor, and I guess we have a lot of wonderful portrayals to make up for a couple of not so fortunate casting decisions. McGonagall, Snape, Dumbledore... Cant't barely wait for DH! Great interview!Avatar Imagesessionka says: I love it when an actor is enthusiastic abot being in a Potter movie!!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Cool, I love it how Rhys Ifans and Jason Isaacs appriciate the Harry Potter fandom so much! Even though he said he was only in the first film, I feel like, glad that he's in the fandom! Ha ha. Batman.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Another actor who truly seems to love the Harry Potter world! Love him! :)Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: Who else was wacky enough to play Lovegood anyway? I love Rhys and he is perfect for the role. Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Hope he makes a wonderful Xenophilius Lovegood! :)Avatar ImageDespina says: Isn't he Welsh? why does he say "When you're an English actor..."Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Cool!!! :)Avatar Imagehereward says: Funny interview. As an iconic Welsh actor I'm confused as to why he kept talking about being English. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Sounds amazing!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Eeeeep.Avatar Imagemoglet says: I love the fact that he just smiles with obvious enjoyment when talking about being in a Harry Potter film, you can see that it is a genuine emotion, I look forward to seeing him as Xenophilius, and very glad that we will see him in the first film, so it's only 8 months away...lolAvatar Imagedecarus says: The trio go to Xenophilius Lovegood's house and then are chased by snatchers from the house and captured and taken to Malfoy Manor and escape and go to shell cottage and bury Dobby and talk to the wandmaker and to Griphook all on one very long day, but still the same day and night. This is a difference from the book, but there will be no time cut in between the Lovegood scene and the capture chase scene. It will all run into one very long day and night. I am still hoping that the films are split after the capture scene, but maybe right as they arrive at Malfoy Manor.and then they show Voldemort gain the elder wand from Dumbledore's tomb. Princewatch will be included in the film, but earlier on we will see them scanning through the radio listening to news, but they won't find it just the once in the time cut in between the Lovegood scene and the capture scene. Avatar ImageBellatrixGranger says: he has that wacky smile i love itAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It's cool that he is excited to be a part of HP :) I loved seeing him in The Boat That Rocked, it was such a great role. I dont remember how I originally imagined Xeno to look but, now when I think of him I see him looking just like Rhys Ifans :DAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: i dunno. iv seen him in notting hill, and he dont look like xeno to me.... but we shall see i guessAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: LIKE GETTING KNIGHTED is the only way to put itAvatar Imagedecarus says: He looks pretty good as Xenophilius in the photos of him. It doesn't even look like the guy from notting hill. I agree though he wouldn't have been my first thought, but in costume he looks pretty good. Avatar ImageI Heart Harry Potter says: Wow!! He is the perfect Xenophilius Lovegood!!! Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I definitely look forward to seeing him perform as Xenophilus!Avatar Imagekellbell says: I can't wait to see it! I think there going to end part 1 when the trio goes see Luna's dad. Avatar Imagealegria35 says: what a funny interview... Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I think he'll make a great Mr. Lovegood!Avatar ImageStellar Sound says: He's so funny! I'm really looking forward to seeing him as XenoAvatar ImageAsi says: I honor how he treasures the act that he is in Harry Potter ,this really great because he is than ging to be a perfect wizardAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: I hope he plays a good Xeno!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I like him!!

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