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Actress Sophie Thompson Speaks About "Deathly Hallows" Filming as Mafilda Hopkirk

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Posted by: Edward
April 08, 2010, 12:44 AM

The BBC has posted a short video interview with Sophie Thompson, who is portraying the role of Mafilda Hopkirk in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," in which the actress mentions briefly filming for the seventh film.  Noting a particular scene filmed "a couple of weeks ago" where she is being chased by dementors. Quoteage:

"We were running away from these dementors, which Harry Potter people will know are these horrible creatures that suck out your very soul and they had to slow me down.  I was in my high heels and everything because I'm playing this little secretary character ... and they said: 'Soph, you're going too fast! Nobody can keep up!'"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" comes to theaters this November, while Part II is slated for release in July of 2011.

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660 Points

Mafilda Hopkirk being chased by dementors… What will they think up next?

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on April 08, 2010, 01:44 AM report to moderator
674 Points

Gah! Chased by demontors in high heels? This movie is going to PWN everything!!!!!

Posted by joelface on April 08, 2010, 01:50 AM report to moderator
180 Points

Actually, Jo thought that one up, people. This would be the scene where Hermione is polyjuiced into Mafalda Hopkirk and she and Harry (as Runcorn) are fleeing a courtroom filled with Dementors.

Posted by Miss Hagrid on April 08, 2010, 02:10 AM report to moderator
39 Points

From Chapter 13:
’C’mon,’ said Harry, and he led Hermione [in the guise of Mafalda Hopkirk] and Mrs Cattermole to the door.
When the Patronuses glided out of the dungeon there were cries of shock from the people waiting outside. Harry looked around; the dementors were falling back on both sides of them, melding into the darkness, scattering before the silver creatures.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (London, 2007) p. 217

Posted by Informal on April 08, 2010, 02:16 AM report to moderator


Posted by YodatheHobbit on April 08, 2010, 02:16 AM report to moderator
156 Points

Indeed, Miss Hagrid, but the High Heel Thingy is a nice addition Jo didn t come along with! (by the way, does anybody want to know that this weekend i ll book my Munich-Florida flight including HP Park?? for the chrismas holidays?? Yipeee)

Posted by Giant Fairy on April 08, 2010, 02:19 AM report to moderator

Noble, what are you talking about? They are chased by dementors in the Ministry and have to ward them off with patronuses. This is not an invention for the movie.

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on April 08, 2010, 03:07 AM report to moderator
2422 Points

Seems rational to me running fast to avoid Dementors! RUN MAFALDA RUN!

Posted by Mr. Brightside on April 08, 2010, 04:43 AM report to moderator
264 Points

Can not wait to see the movie ROAR

Posted by Roseann on April 08, 2010, 05:49 AM report to moderator
71 Points

Mafalda is the one Hermione uses polyjuice potion to become, is it?

Posted by xoniamhox on April 08, 2010, 06:06 AM report to moderator
16322 Points

Lol, this will be funny in the film! :D Go Mafilda go!

Posted by FilmGirl27 *Team Weasley!* (ROAR!!) on April 08, 2010, 07:17 AM report to moderator
5610 Points

Eeeeep High heels!! O_o Hahahaha epic. =D

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on April 08, 2010, 07:32 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

yes yes Sophie is playing Hermione playing Mafalda. Nice referencing job too and yet ironically your name is Informal :)

Best of luck in the London Marathon Ms Thompson, you forgot to mention she’s running for Children in Need India which is kind of the point of why they’re even talking about running and about why she’s running too fast even in high heels.

Posted by KiwiMcI on April 08, 2010, 07:41 AM report to moderator
307 Points

Giant Fairy, Mafalda is a secretary, so it’s not far feched that she is wearing high heels. Just because Jo doesn’t describe every detail it doesn’t mean she isn’t wearing shoes you know… sometimes some of you try to hard to find something to criticize.

Posted by ethanHP on April 08, 2010, 08:25 AM report to moderator
120 Points

Relieved to see that at least some people here have noticed that it’s Mafalda. Very surprised at the Mafilda mistake, which is clearly not a spelling one. It’s a pretty girl’s name with a lot of history, and also, haven’t you read the famous comic strips?

Anyway, it will be really nice to see the lovely Sophie, as well as her sister Emma, in DH. Looking forward to it!

Posted by Gloria on April 08, 2010, 08:38 AM report to moderator
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