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Rhys Ifans: "Real Honor" to be in "Deathly Hallows"

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Posted by: Edward
March 03, 2010, 08:57 PM

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."
The full clip can be viewed here:

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4852 Points

Sounds amazing! Wish I got the call!


Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 03, 2010, 09:01 PM report to moderator
160 Points

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.

Posted by lurking_llama on March 03, 2010, 09:06 PM report to moderator
276 Points

Cool interview. Look forward to more.

Posted by leigia on March 03, 2010, 09:12 PM report to moderator
878 Points

Still wish Billy Connolly had gotten it, even though I love Rhys to bits! What nationality is Xeno going to be?

Posted by Celtise [TTW] on March 03, 2010, 09:22 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

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.

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on March 03, 2010, 09:25 PM report to moderator
159 Points

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?

Posted by Marielebone on March 03, 2010, 09:29 PM report to moderator
32 Points

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..

Posted by aleahmora on March 03, 2010, 09:35 PM report to moderator
32 Points

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!

Posted by aleahmora on March 03, 2010, 09:38 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

haha i love how its compared to the batman call.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on March 03, 2010, 09:53 PM report to moderator
311 Points

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!

Posted by Madam Snape on March 03, 2010, 10:24 PM report to moderator
928 Points

I love it when an actor is enthusiastic abot being in a Potter movie!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on March 03, 2010, 10:49 PM report to moderator
12348 Points

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.

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on March 03, 2010, 11:28 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

Another actor who truly seems to love the Harry Potter world! Love him! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on March 03, 2010, 11:53 PM report to moderator
667 Points

Who else was wacky enough to play Lovegood anyway? I love Rhys and he is perfect for the role.

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on March 04, 2010, 02:32 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

Hope he makes a wonderful Xenophilius Lovegood! :)

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on March 04, 2010, 03:09 AM report to moderator
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