Dan Radcliffe on Filming Snape’s Memory Scenes for “Deathly Hallows”


Jun 21, 2010

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Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has given a new interview to MTV News which took place as he took MTV on a tour of Hogwarts Castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Reminiscing about filming “Chamber of Secrets” as Radcliffe and MTV looked around Dumbledore’s office, the actor also spoke briefly about filming the “Deathly Hallows” scene in which Snape’s memories are revealed to Harry:

“One of the key scenes in the series happens in this room, where towards the end of ['Deathly Hallows'], Harry learns something about Snape’s past in relation to him, and that takes place in this room. In fact, actually, it takes place pretty much here,” he said, motioning to where he was standing. “And that is kind of pretty much possibly the key scene in the series, you might say. There’s a certain argument for that.”

Radcliffe talks about the real life stars of the talking portraits in the gallery (“many of the crew, and also his father”) and the possibility of revisiting Hogwarts with children of his own in the full article, which you can find at this link.

73 Responses to Dan Radcliffe on Filming Snape’s Memory Scenes for “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: I'm so glad to know that Snape's memories will at least be in the movie. However, who knows how much of the memories they will include. I really hope that we see young Lilly and Severus!! :-)Avatar Imageaval says: cool beans :) so sad its almost over, but snapes memories should be awesome , so cruel that he had to die :(Avatar ImageGorsewaygirl says: I can't wait to see Alan Rickman play this in the final film. He has been perfect as Snape all the way through. I think this could be the stand out scene in the final movie - I can't wait!Avatar Imagekatielilly says: I'm most excited and nervous for Snape's memories. I really hope they have them all in there.Avatar ImageS.B.Schwale says: I know a lot of us fans were upset in OotP when they mashed up Sanpe's Worst Memory. I just hope they give The Prince's Tale the justice it deserves. they seem to cut a lot of info (like when they didn't reveal who the Marauders were at the end of PoA). Here's hoping....Avatar Imagejenge says: I can't wait to see this, I agree with Dan that it's the key scene of the series. I just hope they do it justice. Also, I've been wondering who will be portraying Snape, I'd love to see Alan Rickman do it, he's perfect as Snape, but most of these memories relate to young Snape, so I guess they probably got someone else to do it.Avatar ImageNatalie says: I LOVE HIM!!! He is so sweet and funny! He turned out to be a gorgeous young man. A person that I would so much like to hang out with! He is great! As for the scene..I hope (like Dan said) to see a beautiful and so important key scene come to life correctly!Avatar Imagenarglesohmy says: Oh Dan! He looks like he still has so much fun even though he's been working with Potter-based EVERYTHING for so long I'm really glad to know that the Snape/pensieve moment is in the film! :DAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: That is going to be a really sad scence i might cry and daniel is just a ball of energy! Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: That is going to be a really sad scence i might cry and daniel is just a ball of energy! Avatar ImagePensievePerson says: to think we won't be seeing those scenes for more than a year from now!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: I wish that the MTV interview worked in Canada! Thanks, Leaky for at least giving us a synopsis of the interview. I smiled when Dan said he thought Justin Bieber was a lady!! I think the Snape's memories scene will be quite climatic.Avatar Imagedynagirldangit says: The movies have to differ from the books. Otherwise they'd be 90 hours long. I think they could stick to Snape's crush on Lily while they were both at Hogwarts, I don't think we need to see them as kids--to see how they met or that they knew each other that long ago. Also part of the oldest memories was to establish Petunia's complex emotions about the wizarding world, and the Dursley's haven't gotten enough attention in the other films to justify seeing her now.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Brillant!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I remember that part clearly in the story....now that I think about it that was my favourite chapter! I just sat there on the couch when I found out that Snape had feelings for Harry. Who would think that the only person that hated you loved you in a fatherly way?! But I also cried when I found out that all this time Snape loved Lily Potter, and that was the only reason why he was protecting Harry.Avatar Imageaccio_salmon says: I'm glad that they're keeping The Prince's Tale. I hope Lily is amazing.Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: Ok, so Snape's memories are all important: they all have some piece of information. My worry is that they wont get them all in there, and they're all important, but I guess I'm okay if they don't put them in there, because movies cant have everything in them, otherwise they'd be like, 9 hours long!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I can't wait to see Snape's memories in DH! Those scenes are so important and express so much key information... I hope they did those right. :)Avatar Imagejngotro says: I agree with S.B.Schwale that they did a horrible job with 'Snape's Worst Memory', here's to hoping that they actually include more of it for this go around. I know in the book Harry doesn't watch it because he already knows what happens, but it would be a great chance for them to redeem themselves and actually show it un-butchered.Avatar Imagenwrosey says: YES!!! They're including it!!Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: that is going to be an amazing scene! i can't wait to see itAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Snape, I always trusted you. Alan Rickman, marry me.Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I already saw that interview video and it just makes me all that much more intrigued to see Deathly Hallows. The scene that Dan was talking about finally let us know the true Snape - that he loved Lily even after all these years and all this time, even though he was horrible to him, he really was protecting Harry.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: DAN is the manAvatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: yay! i was scared that they wouldn't put the prince's tale in but they did :]] its one of my favorite parts of dh! this is so sad its all coming to an end :'(Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Honestly, I'm terrified of how much they're undoubtedly going to mess up The Prince's Tale. I really want to see little kid Snape and Lily, but I don't think we will. I think they'll just show a couple scenes of them at school and then a couple scenes with Snape and Dumbledore and that's it. Oh how I wish they could make a whole movie of just TPT. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Which one is his father?Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: "That was kind of pretty much possibly..." That was one of the most painful sentences I've ever read - and I've read the Twilight series so that's really saying something.Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: snape's memory is good Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: snape's memory is good Avatar Imagehar1020 says: That was definitely the key scene! IT's where everything was explained. I just hope they portrayed it well in the moviesAvatar Imagehar1020 says: That was definitely the key scene! IT's where everything was explained. I just hope they portrayed it well in the moviesAvatar Imagesueml says: I love that he really seems to get the books. And the rest of those MTV videos - oh my gosh - Dan Radcliffe is just the cutest thing ever (in a cute kid kind of way - I'm too old to mean it any other way).Avatar ImageTarsieS says: This was a great interview - I also watched the raw footage from the interview - which is well worth watching - as Dan mentions PPP in the fourth clip! I'm not going to give it away...Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I'm glad Dan recognizes those memories as being pivotal to the series. At least he's read the books, unlike that darn Michael Gambon!Avatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: i'm tearing up already thinking about it )`: It was a perfect scene when I read it. I always believed in Snape and was so glad that Jo gave him vindication. I too cannot wait to see Rickman and Radcliffe play the scene out. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That's quite brill really...Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: My heart's exploding!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Brillant!Avatar ImageWeetzie says: That's the scene I'm most looking forward to see!Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: Phew, they are including them. Fingers crossed they include most of the memories. Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: One: They better put a ALL the memories in there, including the doe scene and young Lily, Snape, and James Two: It better be flipping awesome and make me cry like in the books because this chapter in my book was my favorite of DH. Three: They better have these 3 works: "Look at me" since they left out my line in HBP "Don't Call me a Coward." Since they didn't let me write the script for DH they better incorporate these things to make me happy. Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: That's awesome that is kinda like meAvatar Image9em says: I was going to be mad if they didn't put this in the movie. I'm so looking forward to this scene so i'm really happy! Avatar ImageJoeWorthy says: This chapter has to be my favourite in all of the 7 books and so I really hope they do it well in the movies. I hope they get all the scenes in as they're all really important. Just one though... will they make Michael Gambon look like Harris' Dumbledore if they include the bit about Quirrel. If they don't, I'd be really disappointed (Or they may leave it out so not to complicate things). Just hope it turns out OK! Please.Avatar ImageAsi says: *crieng* No comments , Happy EndAvatar ImageIloveDobby says: aw i love snapes memories :)Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Amazing! Can't wait!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This is such an important and beautiful scene in DH. I sure hope that they get it right and, dont cut Snape's lines. The whole Prince's Tale chapter is incredibly beautiful and moving, as well as being essential to the entire plotline. It is going to be real difficult to watch this scene though ...Avatar Imagemew5645 says: omg that is so cool Avatar ImagePetra says: Can't wait for that scene... should be epic...Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Yes, you might say that indeed! :DAvatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: Well it is the most awaited scene worldwide...hope it turns out the best:-):-)Avatar Imagehewy says: I think Brianna says it all quite well! But they will possibly screw it up some how! After what they've done so far they can not be trusted. Sorry but that's my opinion. Still can not wait to see the movies!!!!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Dan is so hyper and adorable. I love his nerdy, albiet cool take on things! Avatar Imagejaclyngirl713 says: I don't doubt that this will be a well-done scene, though I am hoping for good young actors for Snape, Lily, and even people like Petunia. Glad to know that Dan understands the importance of this scene. Avatar ImageLeahLuvsHarry says: I can't take it any longer!! Another 100 odd days left!!! That's too longggg :( But at least we know they didn't skip out Snape's moment! Oh jeez, I bet I'll be bawling during DH. Too many sad parts. Still can't wait, though!!Avatar ImageJonathan says: Is anyone else wondering why the scene with Snape's memories is taking place in Dumbledore's office??? Shouldn't it be in the Shrieking Shack?Avatar ImageLittle Light says: I can't wait for Snape's memories!!Avatar ImageHufflepuffKiwi says: My face is going to be leaking all over my robes D: im so glad the memories will be in the series finale, im just worried theyll mess it up, but I think theyll do great.Avatar Imagesiena says: I am very happy to read that radcliffe considers Snape's memories "one of the pivotal scenes" of the series. I really hope they do them justice. It isn't a matter of length really, it is a matter of depth and how well they are carried out. I have got full confidence in Rickman and Radcliffe, but I am afraid my confidence in Yates and Kloves isn't running high ...Avatar Imagejedisakora says: Ya! I'm so very glad these scenes are going to be in the movie. Avatar ImageCatherine says: this scene is going to make me cry really hard!!!!!Avatar ImageSnapeS says: so love alan rickman! happ to see that his memories would be showed in the movie :)Avatar ImageSlytherin Boy 2010 says: Snape's memory part in the movies better blow me away or... I don't even know Avatar Imagemichellehem says: I am so afraid they will cut some of the intricacies of this chapter out! I hope they include all the key points!Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: I was very disappointed when the 5th film came up and all they showed was that memory from Harry's father picking on Snape... I really hope they show more this time!!!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I really hope they're going to show all the memories that are in the book. The chapter with the memories and the next one, where Harry walks to his death are (i think) the most important parts and need to be given the attention they deserve, those last few chapters were J.K.R 's most beautiful and greatest pieces of writing, and in the entire series, they are my favourite.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I can't wait to see this scene.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: i hope the memories are not cut. they are really interestingAvatar ImageWitJess says: They proper had to have that senn though; It helps all the story so you understand why Snape seemed to hate Harry, Whe really Harry just reminded Snape of lilly :'( Avatar Imageminishiva says: Can't wait for the Snape scene!The Prince's Tale is one of my favourite chapters in the whole series. Avatar Imagebiblegirl says: Even though I adore this chapter I was thinking it would go the way of Merope's story, gone with minimal explanation. However, after Part I I have new expectations. *Crossing fingers* Please, please, please WB don't mess this up.

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