Tom Felton On Aging for Epilogue Scene in “Deathly Hallows”


May 13, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

MTV has released another interview with actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), in which the actor comments on the process the cast and crew and undertaking to age their characters for the much talked about Epilogue scene at the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” In the interview, Mr. Felton says:

“For nearly two months, we’ve all been doing prosthetic tests and all sorts of preparation for the epilogue. I’ve been having some aging training. You’ve got to walk differently. There’s a slump in your walk.”

He goes on to note that filming, which is set for June, will take about three days and “[it's] going to be the last big thing that we do. It’s going to be on location.” The full interview can be read via this link.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” will be in theaters this November, while Part II will arrive next July.

57 Responses to Tom Felton On Aging for Epilogue Scene in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageHogwartsHokage says: Wow, looks like Tom and the others have been working hard. So sad that's it's going to be over in a few weeks... D:Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Ohh! I can't wait until the final feature is complete!Avatar Imagesarahkaz says: i'm even more excited to see who the kids are that are playing the next generation!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: im so glad they decided to use the original actors instead of getting random new people. it will be sooo much better because of that! :D and um...slump in the walk? in the epilogue they are supposed to be like 25! or like 30! pssh. "slump in the walk." highly un-necessary. Avatar ImagePeverell62442 says: Well actually Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco will all be 37 in the epilogue, but I still don't think that warrants a "slump in the walk." Nor really THAT much aging to their faces. Hmm.. interesting. But I'm still trying not to cry at the thought of it all being over soon!!!!Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: Yeah, most 37 year olds have decent posture. I don't get it either. I am so curious to see what they will look like. Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: I want to see picturese of their kids too! Avatar Imagehermy007 says: OH MAN! can't wait to see this scene, im desperate to see pic of them as adults and their kids as well!Avatar Imagehpfanaticfan2011 says: I am currently reading DH for only the third time, YES I KNOW ONLY THE THIRD TIME!, and I saw the trailer again and I almost starting crying. all of it is coming to an end with nothing else to look foward too except the "scottish book". haha but it will be a good endAvatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Erm... they're only supposed to be 36 (17 + 19), not 96.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: i want to see thisAvatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Wow! I can't wait to see it!Avatar Imageblessi says: It's really end now. I'm going to miss everyone in Harry Potter, from the start up to end, especially the characters and the magical world. Love you all guys.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Okay I don't get the "slump in your walk" thing... I mean they are only going to be in their 30s. They are not going to be in their 50s (at least I hope so)! Well I still look forward to seeing the Epilogue on screen and hopefully they do this well. :)Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Heya, I ll be 50 in a few months, and I m still walking like a Fairy! When I was 18,it was definetely mor gnommish! So watch out, Malfoy!!! ( Anyway, makes me wonder what they put in that epilogue. As far as I remember, Malfoy stands on 9 3/4with his wife and son, and it s nothing more than eye contact...)Avatar Imagejimmalou78 says: I am 4 years behind 36, and I don't think I "slump" when I walk. Walk a bit slower, yes. But my posture is decent....Avatar Imagesilverglass19 says: Oh please, don't take it so personally. They have to take these very young people and make them look like middle-aged parents. I daresay it's going to take a bit of overcompensation to make it work, that's all. A visible change in the way they hold themselves will help make them look older. It's not like they're going to show up on the platform on hoverrounds or something. sheesh.Avatar Imageidrinktosnapesconfusion says: You have to learn to walk differently at the age of 40 or so???!!!! If they are 18 at the end of Hallows, they will be 37 in 19 years.... I am 45 and don't feel like i walk any differently that i did when i was 18. I'm about 20 lbs heavier, but jeez, i'm not a cripple! I hope they don't overdo this aging thing. It's 19 years later, not 50.... I always thought it odd that the Marauders should all die, and die before the age of 45 or thereabouts. Avatar Imagebeallgood01 says: These young actors and old alike are working on so many different projects. I think it will do them some good to spread their acting wings and try new projects.Avatar Imagecha_granger says: Wow! It's interesting to see they play their own older character. Haha. I can't wait to see the movie although it's so sad that the whole series is going to the end.Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: Oh it is really nearing the end now. If they release pictures from the epilogue I'm going to try and avoid them as I want my first impression to be in the cinema. I know that I'll never stick to that and as soon as I see a picture I'll just have to click on it but it is something to aim for anyway. Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Boy, production is coming to an end quickly. But soon November will be here and we will get to see the masterpiece they call Deathly Hallows!Avatar ImageEvagirl says: WOW... they're filming the end. :*( It's almost overAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: coolAvatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Who is writing such nonsense? Walk with a slump? I am many years past 30 and I remember my 30's and 40's as the prime of life. Back straight, shoulders back, head up, walk with confidence and pride! Then again, I wasn't on the loosing side of a war.Avatar ImageTheRealSlytherinHeir says: I'm soo glad they decided to use the original actors for the epilogue scene instead of hiring other actors to portray them! Its got to be weird to see how you're going to look in 25 years. Avatar ImageWeasleyBoy says: The most difficult part of the book. And the last scene of the saga. So much pressure for them !!! I know I'll be nervous in the theatre just before this scene !!!Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: I am so excited about this part of the film! I really wonder what Harry, Ron and Hermione will look like :) And the kids of course. I want to wait to see this in the cinema though, so I'm going to TRY to restrain myself from any clips that are released. That way, the film will be the most exciting-from-start-to-finish film I'll ever see!!Avatar ImageAvanelleWood says: Hmmm...I'm in my early 40's and as far as I'm aware, I'm not "slumping" when I walk. LOL. I'm really happy that they are getting the original actors to play in the epilogue. It would have been horrible to have had older actors portraying the trio and Draco. Avatar Imagesueml says: I think people take it personally because we keep hearing about how they have to act so old when they're only supposed to be about 37. I'm 44 and I slumped more when I was a teenager than I do now - that's for sure. When you're in your 30s and 40s with young kids, you're always running around frantically trying to get everything done - you actually end up in tip top shape (and then most people, like me, start running or doing other exercise frantically so you have an excuse to get away from your children). I just don't want them to over-do the age thing and for it to look cheesy. I want this to be great!Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: At almost 33, I am sure I don't walk with as much spring in my step as I did at 19, maybe something to do with 2 kids and a busy life :-) I am sure it will all be fine and I am sure the directors, producers, writers etc., realize what a 30-something person should act like! I can't wait for the movies, they will be great!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: awesomeAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: awesomeAvatar Imageledieu says: how can you not be excited to see albus severus!Avatar Imagenicoooola_ says: gaah, loove tom <3 slytherinn foreverrr x soo saad its going to be over sooon ;( Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: This is going to be great! I was reading the epilogue after finishing a test early in class the other day, and I realized that that scene is what we're going to be seeing last, that's the last part to the HP releases. We're just going to see their smiling faces, the sweet music in the background that tells us all is well, and the slowing darkening screen, slipping away from us. I literally started to cry in class at the thought, and I pulled myself together before anyone noticed, thank goodness. It's just all too much to comprehend.Avatar ImageRoseann says: It is so bitter sweet that all this is coming to and end on film. On one hand we get to finally see everything on a big screen not just in our heads and on the other this is it the final scene. Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: :sigh: almost over soo sooo sad. Though 36/37 isn't really old at all. Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool. Think Tom and others are really working hard. I just acnt wait to see the epilogue. i really loved reading it. i hope they are filming each and every part of it.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Slump in the walk ... oh, Tom! Maybe he means that Draco won't be so cocky, and he will look a little uncomfortable to see everybody again? I'm sure they won't let him act too old because that would be silly, right?Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Please don't end!!!!!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I hope that filming for this last scene will go well for all of the cast! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the movies for making for us such a fantastic franchise!Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: cant waitAvatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: I can't believe it's ending... I wish them all luck...Avatar ImagePurple Lavenders says: Seems like everyone's been working hard! =D I'm anxious for the movies... =DAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Sniff, sniff! Not long now and it'll all be over! I can't wait 'til November though! SQUEEEE!!! XD XD XD Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: "Slump in your walk"...what's that? Aren't they going to be in their 30s? Anyway, I'm waiting to watch it onscreen!!! Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: i think it's funny that (if i heard right) that draco's son scorpius is actually going to be played by a girl :) go girlss lolAvatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Sooooo excited!!! :DAvatar Imagehewy says: The end is near. Gads I hate to see this saga end but, end it must. As for learning to walk with a slump, I'm 30 years past 37 and haven't slumped yet. What gives? But then there is that being on the losing side of a war to age one rather quickly.Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: i know people who are in their lat 30s and early 40s and they walk perfectly fine. Oh well, i can't wait to see the movie either way. Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Can't wait to see you slump Tom!! Avatar ImageFereverto says: Hummm, I wonder why they didn't have Lucius "slumping" around. Draco must not be made of the same strong stuff as the elder Malfoy! LOL Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: I don't think that when he says "Slump to your walk," he means hunched and weary. I think he meant that you've grown up, so you don't bounce or hop around while you walk, like kids do, but because you've seen so much more, you walk differently, as if stress is weighing you down... but I dunno what could've been more stressful than being at Hogwarts when Malfoy was... so I guess I dunno...Avatar ImageJackMeggers says: haha so weird. Im uber excited!Avatar ImageMJBDE15 says: who wants to bet that there will be at least 20 people in the audience crying at this point in the movie? anyone?

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