Dan Radcliffe Talks About Differences Between “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ and “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″


Nov 27, 2010

Posted by Mel

Now that “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ is in theatres, Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has further elaborated on the differences between “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ and “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″:

“The last movie is going to be really, really fast-paced and a load of action in it, and it is like a war film,” Radcliffe told Reuters. “If we had done this book in one film, the stuff that would have got cut is most of this film.”

However, it’s Part 1 that the actor finds more appealing because it contains the most character development.

“Part 1, Radcliffe added, is “so sedate compared to what the
next one is going to be like. The next film, because you’ve had all the
plot set up already, you can just kind of enjoy the insanity of all the

Radcliffe also said that the cast and crew felt a tremendous amount of
pressure to get the final two films just right. As a result, some scenes
were being rewritten the day before they were shot.

“It was constantly moving and had a less settled feel than the other ones had had,” he said.

Deathly Hallows Part 1 opened Friday with a franchise-best $125.1 million bow, winning the weekend. Part 2 is scheduled to open in July. ABC Family recently acquired TV rights to both movies.

64 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Talks About Differences Between “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ and “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″

Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: I am so impatient for part 2, this needs to happen NOWAvatar ImageThe Stew says: Ditto. Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Ditto!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Agreed with ^.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Getting it right is a good goal.Avatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Part 2 sounds amazing.Avatar ImageHermione102 says: I read the book yet again, and I can't WAIT for Part 2! But, the slower it happens, the more Harry Potter gets to live on!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Part 2 needs to be here now!!!Avatar ImageSohumdore says: Agreed. I cant wait another 6 monthsAvatar ImageFresca says: There were some intense scenes in Part 1! I guess that means Part 2 will have me chewing my fingernails to the bone!!!!Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: just saw DHPart One for the FOURTH time...bloody brilliant only what? 229 days until Part Two? (don't remind me) cannot wait :)Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: I finally saw Part 1 on Thanksgiving day and my first thought when it ended was "I need Part 2 now!" My mom was the same way. Seeing it again next weekend!Avatar ImageAleks says: Rewriting the day before is not a good sign. lol... I just can't wait to see the two parts merged into one film in the end, it's gonna be so much better then... and CANT WAIT for the deleted material! You think there will be an extended version in the end? Yates said there where like 10 minutes of deleted footage, which I think would make the whole difference... part one was too much about the action than the actual story.Avatar ImagePensievePerson says: i don't know if i like what i hear. too much action. what about the prince's tale? that is NOT an action scene! Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: After my third viewing of DH1, this interview just reinforces for me how glad I am they split it up into two films. So far this film is my favorite, and I suspect it may still be even after DH2 is out. I love the quieter character development stuff. So much of it got cut when they adapted the other books into films; I'm so thrilled they chose to do things this way.Avatar ImageSindi says: Im soo glad they were split, and its good to hear that they wont be exactly the same.. the first part was road trip style and the next one more like a war film :D sounds exciting! Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: Ahh CAN'T WAITTTTTT.Avatar ImageLiderc says: Just saw DH1 for the 3rd time tonight, definitely read for the war film DH2 should be.Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: its going to be amazing!!! XDAvatar Imageblessi says: Ya! I want to see it now!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I dont know. I guess when they are still in the process of writing as they continue to act, makes me nervous... I do hope that Hermione doesnt die in coming into contact with Voldemort. Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Awww i just cant wait for DH2. i might die waiting that longAvatar ImageCDR says: So cool !!!Avatar ImageBeazle says: Will there be proper extended blu ray editions of ALL 8 films ? Lets hope so but I fear that Warner Brothers do not care about the core fan base even half as much as did New line for The Lord of The Rings. Thats the basic and unavoidable problem.Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: I love it that they did it in two... they've really included most of the key-moments :D Can't wait for second part :-wAvatar ImageFawkes1706 says: I think this will be the longest 6 months of my life! At least we have two movies, for twice the detail and excitement. I really can't wait, but also don't want to finish!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: A countdown calendar to DH2, please? I am so glad that they split this into two. Personally, I think every book from GoF on should have been two movies to allow for character development. I am REALLY glad that they are trying to get things right. This changes in this movie were so much less significant than those in HBP. I am very pleased with it.Avatar Imageashim_gryffindor says: I have faith, part 2 will be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT!!! And to think, my maths exam is tomorrow, wish me luck!! Go Gryffindor!!!Avatar Imageksddancer says: I can't wait for part 2!!!! It definitly will get my heart racing and up to speed.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I can't wait for DH2. Actually, I can because I don't want it to end!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: My goodness! Such pressure! But all for the fans! CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!Avatar Imageginger4life says: I just hope they don't mess up, chapter 33, The Prince's Tale, AR could really make that a breathtaking scene...one of the most emotional scenes in the series!! A tad sad they left out Lily's letter in Sirius's bedroom, but the Sword/Silver Doe/ Locket scene was really done excellently...Can't wait for Part Deux!!Avatar ImageKatnordy5 says: Finally saw the film and it's difficult to watch even though you know it all turns out ok in the end. I can't imagine how the next "war" film will be. Yikes! I will be glad to see the downfall of Narcissa and Voldemort though. They are quite the villians!Avatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: I CANNOT WAIT. GAH.Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: getting ready for the war!!!!!!!!!!!!11Avatar Imageteamsnape says: Omf, is it July yet?Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I can't wait for July I want to see it now!!Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: I only hope this isn't going to be one of those frenetically paced, mind-numbingly low-brow action films! If they don't start focusing or explaining the Snape/Lily connection at the beginning of this film, its going to be a bust IMO! I really hate to say it, but I almost don't want to see it for fear of being deeply disappointed. Its been like watching the CliffNotes version of the story so far.Avatar ImageSiriusLivesOn says: The scenes I'm most excited for in Part 2 are the walk into the woods where Harry's loved ones are all there with him, and the Prince's Tale. I hope they do these justice and not cut things out from these scenes. I wish they would have focused more on Snape in movies 6 & 7. I thought they didn't give Alan Rickman quite enough screen time. Specifically, I wish they had included the part where Harry finds out that Snape was the eavesdropper who told Voldemort about Trelawney's prophesy to Dumbledore, which leads to the death of James and Lily, and how Dumbledore tells Harry that he believes this to be the single greatest regret of Snape's life. That would really help out when we see the Prince's Tale scene, but maybe they will still be able to convey the same emotions another way. I just hope Dan Radcliffe saying that Part 2 will be an action oriented war movie doesn't mean that scenes like these will be shortened or made to seem less important. Avatar ImageJenniferMalfoy says: I agree with with Noble Birth Descending said. I think movie four onward should have been two films. Or even if ALL seven had made it to two movies (and while the first two would have probably been a bit boring, so much could have been added to really pack the punch... such as in the first one where there is so much more with the Dursleys? There could have been 45 minutes in there somewhere showing more of Harry growing up... even if it wasn't in the book). The St Mungo's scene from OoTP that was left out, could have been added in, and even used it more to make it worth making a set... that could have been a good portion of that movie. Sigh. It's just my wishful thinking, however. As far as extended blu ray editions, there was someone somewhere who made a comment about how probably after all eight are released there will be a special ultimate edition of all 8 (packaged together, of course) with every single deleted scene put in there, even if it isn't perfect. And even if it is atrociously priced, what die hard fan wouldn't buy it?) [I'm pointing to myself at this point, because I'm the one who had all 6 on DVD, and had just bought 1-4 Ultimate Editions on Blu-Ray, then found a special deal for all 6 on Blu-ray and bought that just because of the good deal. So I would definitely buy a special ultimate edition of all 8] Avatar ImageMissHermione says: Sounds cool!Avatar ImageI am totally awesome says: im sooooo excited for the second part at leaky con!!! splitting them up was the best idea ever!! i bet there will be an insane gift pack for all the movies after theyre all released (its sad its over though :( )Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: After my 3rd time seeing DH 1, I was so glad that they decided to make the films into part the first and part the second (I like saying it that way because it makes me feel giggly ;D)! On my way home from the theater again yesterday, was thinking over and over again what would be left out and I wasn't liking it. So really, although I'm upset that I have to wait for July next year, I really am glad that they did it this way. :)Avatar ImageJenna27 says: The first thing I said after seeing part 1 was "that was amazing! I can't wait for part 2!" I AM SO EXCITED!!Avatar ImageCrazyKK says: I made my anti-HP friend see P1 with me. She fell in love with it and is planning to read the books and see the midnight showing of P2 with me. :D We're super excited! :DAvatar ImageSammara says: I really appreciate that they split these into 2 separate films. I hope they release extended editions (a la Lord of the Rings) instead of just adding in the cut-but-can-still-fit things as deleted scenes.Avatar Imageblackhair says: Exciting isn't it but the wait is killing meAvatar ImageBless_the_children says: Whhhhhhyyyyy so long until July? I cannot wait for Leaky Con and Part 2 of the movie!!!Avatar Imageultraviolet says: enjoy the insanity!Avatar Imageashim_gryffindor says: I'm just trying to think of all the things I can do to distract me. Things that I've come up with so far: NOTHING! I CANNOT WAIT!!!! I am definitely re-reading the HP books and re-watching the films of course.Avatar Imageminerva-rules-uk says: David Yates and Steve Cloves seem to prefer action to dialogue. There's never any discussion between the characters, and most of the jokes have been dropped to maintain the 'dark' theme. Even black humour is better than no humour. It doesn't bode well for DH2, but let's hope the death eaters get soundly beaten for our amusement. Avatar ImageTheGleek77 says: I can't wait till Part 2!!! eee! Avatar ImageTheGleek77 says: I can't wait till Part 2!!! eee! Avatar Imagehewy says: I like the idea of taking the deleted scenes that are on the seperate disc and putting them back into the full length film where they belong. That would be so cool.Avatar ImageAurorHJH says: I CANNOT WAIT!!!! I am watching DH1 so much, but I want DH2! argh, I hate waiting.Avatar Image9em says: I CAN'T Wait!!!!!!!!! 8 mths!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Avatar Imagejacket says: Can't wait to see part 2! My friends and I are plannning to stay in line the day before (beacause it will come out at midnight the next day) the day before it comes out is my friends birthday so we'll all be celebrating it in line for the whole day! It'll be very fun! I'm looking forward to it!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW Part 1 was indeed AWESOME!!! If part 2 is going to move faster, I know I will have to see it 3 times before my mind will soak it all in, because I thought Part 1 moved in some scenes very fast!!! There were indeed some things that were changed around in Part 1, and I am looking forward to seeing Part 2 of Deathly Hallows!!!!!Avatar ImageScylla says: I don't necessarily want part 2 to materialize right now, right before Christmas. Rather, I want to materialize AT part 2, in Orlando, in July, at LEAKYCON. ;)Avatar Imagehedwig_hp says: They did a great thing while separating the movie in two parts.I can`t wait to see DH part 2,but still I don`t want it to end!Avatar Imageeloise.woo says: i cant wait for the second part it sounds so amazing !!! :) i also hope that the wont cut the prices tale out ^^ because that holds the book together!!!! :) im so excited but i dont want harry potter to go to quickly !! :(:):(:)!!Avatar ImageFilthyMudblood___ says: I can't wait to see Part Two! I think it's going to be much harder to keep up with, but probably more interesting.Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Dh1 was so amazing - I can't wait for Part 2!Avatar ImageHermione_19 says: I'm excited to see how the battle between the students and the trio go down against the Death Eaters and Voldemort.

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