NYLON Interview Bonnie Wright: “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ Battle Scene Like Destroying a Sand Castle You’ve Built


Apr 06, 2011

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NYLON magazine has a new interview with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) in which the actress talks about reading the Harry Potter books, filming the final battle scenes and what she’s studying at film school. Bonnie also mentioned going to see co-star Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and talked at length about her fashion, makeup and music interests.

On how it felt to destroy Hogwarts:

Interviewer: But I can’t wait for the part in the last film where your mother yells
at Bellatrix, “Get away from my daughter, you bitch!”

Bonnie: Oh that whole
scene is going to be so good. In fact, what’s so great about the last
film is that all the good guys bring up their game. They’re like,
“Actually, we’ll really fight now; we’re not afraid to cause damage.”
It’s so much fun, and the best part is, we get to destroy Hogwarts! … I guess people could think that’s sad, but for a
lot of us, it was strangely cathartic. Like, “This has been amazing,
now let’s blow it up.” It’s kind of like when you build a sand castle
and you break it down.

On not getting the Harry Potter books before anyone else:

[T]he most grating thing I’ve ever seen in a movie is in The Devil Wears Prada, when those two little kids get the Harry Potter books ahead of time. I was like, “Are you kidding? That would never, ever, ever happen!” [JK Rowling] is so guarded, and she always wants everything to be released at the exact same time. Even the international translators would only get the books when they were already on sale, so nothing leaked out. Everybody – I mean everybody, Dan, Emma, everyone – had to wait just like you.

On “How to Succeed”:

I’m actually seeing Dan [Radcliffe] in How to Succeed Tonight! I’m quite excited because he has to sing and dance, and people don’t realize he’s been practicing for like two years. Anytime he had free time on the Harry Potter set, he’d be singing and dancing. People don’t realize when Dan wants to do something, he tries to do it two hundred percent. I’m dying to see the show.

Find the full interview here on the NYLON website.

37 Responses to NYLON Interview Bonnie Wright: “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ Battle Scene Like Destroying a Sand Castle You’ve Built

Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: aw I love her, and I love her sand castle analogy! 101 Days!! woo! and I'm first woo!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: Great analogy. Come to think of it, when July comes we will all be tearing that sand castle down - with a huge bang, if I may say so. Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: Great interview, I like her analogy too. Can't wait to see Part 2!!! :D Avatar Imagemoglet says: Great interview, Bonnie is always articulate, her sandcastle analogy is very apt. It's a shame the interviewer didn't know the actual phrase is 'Not my daughter, you bitch!' I do wish they'd do their homework properly, mind you I'm probably nit picking there, but for the fans it is a truly memorable and iconic scene in the book.Avatar ImageBeazle says: Nice young lady but a very, very limited actress whose work has shown no visible improvement over the past few years. In fact, it could reasonably be argued that there has been something of a deterioration in the level of her performance .Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: great interview, glad to see she is studying. Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: Great Interview! But... WHAT?!?!? THEY CHANGED MRS. WEASLEY'S LINE FROM "NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!" TO "GET AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" WHAT?! NOOOO..... this cant be happening!Avatar ImageWinkyxx says: @ #1HarryPotterFan123[ROAR!] perhaps they just changed the quote for the interview? its not that horrible. although i would like to see/hear the original line!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: @ Winkyxx I know, but I am kinda obsessed with that line. :D lol sorry. I'm not sure why they would change the line though... I guess they just messed it up by accidentAvatar ImageElphabaROCKS1 says: Ah! I agree. The Devil Wears Prada scene made me mad that they would even suggest it! I'll bet her own kids didn't get to read the book! (though I did think it was a funny fact that DH was the most coveted thing in the world at the moment. Amazing what literature can do! :-)Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: I love her! :) So humble.Avatar ImageAlbertBaldry says: I love bonnies hair in the Picture. gingers as they are called on south park are okay, but flame red is hotter. Can you ask Dan to release How to succede without trying onto film like Rent and the Producer, because I want to see him sing and dance after he has more than ten minutes of practice in like in Goblet. Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!! I love Bonnie Wright as an Actress, and watching Bonnie, Dan, Emma & Rupert grow up doing all of the Harry Potter Movies has been AWESOME!!!! Of course there are several others I am very fond of also, Matthew (Neville) Evanna as (Luna) and Nobody could forget Fred & George Weasley!!!!(twins) I am so excited for July to see the 2nd half of Deathly Hallows!!! Although I am not so sure that I will like seeing Hogwarts destroyed, I mean Harry & Ginny's kids have to go there!! along with Ron's and Hermione's!!!! and Neville is going to teach Herbology!!!!! and hour Loveable Hagrid!!!! I to am excited to see Molly take down Bellatrix!!!!Avatar ImageAlbertBaldry says: Can someone send Tom some chicken soup, not sick but I want him in writing condition for when I go to melbourne to see him. SUPANOVA, Yeah.Avatar ImageAlbertBaldry says: Tell Emma, Bonnie, James and Oliver, Dan, Rupert, Natalie and Evana to come to Australia and go to Supanova Brisbane, because that is where I go and it is cool. Send Robert Patterson becasue he might bring Ashely Greene and he can distract the girls from the others so shorter lines yeah. Tell James and Oliver they owe me their Autograph for not coming to Milton Keys Movie and Comic Con on the Saturday when I was there.Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: Totally get her on the Devil Wears Prada thing, that's always bothered me too. Like the sandcastle analogy! Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: I like her very muchAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Great interview,Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Does that mean the line is in?! Even if they changed it slightly (which I think was more of an error on the interviewer's part than a change in the line) I'm so glad it's in!!!Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: @AlbertBaldry Don't forget, Dan was SUPPOSED to look awkward dancing in GOF.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: It is nice to see how many people caught the "Not my daughter, you bitch" switch... Sometimes movie makers really need to not mess with some things and that is one of them! I remember getting really excited when I read that part.... GRR!! It is also nice to know that the Devil Wears Prada irritated other people too about the pre-release of HP.Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: That is very cool! It really shows how much the actors/actresses are like a family!Avatar Imagecloethebelatrixlover says: Wow, bonny is amazing! You go girl! And im glad she gave dan that credit at the end :) he deserves it!Avatar Imageakurei13 says: I think Bonnie's a great actress. They just didn't give her enough screen time. They cut out too many Ginny scenes. Oh well. I'll be happy and sad to see the last movie. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: She is awesome! They are all such great role models, actors, and leaders! I want to see How To Succeed... so badly!!!Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I loved this interview and I too agree that whole scene regarding mrs weasley & bellatrix was crazy BUT a great interview nonetheless... I am enjoying the fact that she is doing her own thing and enjoying her life.Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I loved this interview and I too agree that whole scene regarding mrs weasley & bellatrix was crazy BUT a great interview nonetheless... I am enjoying the fact that she is doing her own thing and enjoying her life.Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I am pretty tired about all the negativity coming from people. @Beazle, I am talking about you. She does very well considering that ALL of a sudden writers and director have had to remember that the character Ginny (as well as the rest of the Weasley's) played an intricate part in Harry's life. That they have had to do a rush and throw in scenes to prove this point proves that they never understood the character at all. Bonnie is turning in the best performance for a person who has been overlooked in the movie franchise. I for one recognize her & look forward to the projects she has coming in future. BONNIE WRIGHT RULES!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I felt the exact samw way as Bonnie when I saw The Devil Wears Prada (which is a great movie btw). There is just no way anyone would ever have gotten DH earlier. Avatar ImageCristalShandaLear says: Saw that picture of Bonnie and my first thought was, before anything else, "That's exactly what I thought Lily Potter would look like". She is so grown up and beautiful. I miss the Potter "babies" but they are wonderful young people.Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: Oh this really helps me get a feel of what they truly feel...making a sand castle and then destroying it- hard work and when you smash it it's sad, but satisfying ;} I really love how Dan danced and sung at every break in shooting HPAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I need to find the magazine to read the rest of the interview. Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Oh silly me there is a link at the bottom of the article. Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: Bonnie rules!!!! She proves that she is a team player and always supports and promotes HP. Too bad that they cannot do they same for her! Bonnie's interview was so funny! Loved her pov of the devil wears prada analysis!Avatar ImageFresca says: This is a good article, and I can hardly wait till the last movie comes out. I liked bonnie's comments about Dan."He gives everything 200 percent." Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: Wow. I wish I would go see Dan in how to succeed! I cannot WAIT to see DH 2!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: About time Bonnie got a decent interview...

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