David Yates, David Heyman, and Tom Felton Discuss “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″

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Jan 07, 2011

Posted by Mel

In a new article in USA Today, director David Yates and producer David Heyman talked about the general atmosphere of “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″:

“The very last one’s a big old epic, with lots of battles and dragons
and goblins. It’s going to be operatic. And then it’s over,” says
director David Yates.

“The decision to split this into two was purely a creative one. By doing
two, there’s more detail and more time to engage with the characters in
the way that we do,” says producer David Heyman. “It allows the audience time to bring themselves to it. The audience has
the time to project their own feelings and engage with the characters.”

Both Yates and Heyman, as well as Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), also discussed some of the feelings that came with ending the film series:

Asked if he’s feeling nostalgic, Yates says, “I don’t think we ever took
it for granted. We’d sometimes joke about what we’re going to do when
it’s all over. We’ll never have this amount of resources again. We’re
going to have to go back into the real world, after living in this
bubble.”

“One of the greatest gifts that Jo Rowling and
the whole franchise has given (the actors) is that we can really end up
making a kid’s night just from saying hello,” Felton says. “I was 12
when we started shooting; 13 when it came out. I’m 23 now. It’s been a
long journey.

“You don’t see people growing up, not when you’re
there. It’s only when you look back at the films. … Look at Daniel!
He was bloody tiny. My face was like a basketball. But those angelic
features seem to have left me,” he jokes.

“The last film will be it. It’s never going to be
like this again. You never take this for granted,” Heyman says. “You
want to do the end justice, so there’s a little bit of anxiety.”

You can see the rest of the article here.





37 Responses to David Yates, David Heyman, and Tom Felton Discuss “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″

Avatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: Tom's face was seriously like a basketball know that I think of it. Great interview!Avatar ImageA Sluggish Memory says: I am REALLY looking forward to the final battle, it should be epic! :DAvatar Imagewhyalltheglitter says: Awesome. :P Nice interview. :) Can't wait for the battle... By far my favorite part... :PAvatar ImageBless_the_children says: Cue the "End of an Era" music by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vDjOv_B4Gk I can hardly believe it's about to end! Am I :) or :(? I cannot yet decide.Avatar Imageblessi says: Oh! what a nostalgic interview. I want to cry now!. I Love You so much Tom <3Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: It really is the End of an Era for everyone dedicated to this fandom!Avatar Imagedoctorpope says: that's fantastic so when will we see a countdown for Part 2 Leaky??Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Haha Toms face is really like a basketball now when i think of itAvatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: i cant wait for part 2, it's going to be EPIC !!!!!! :D:D:D but i dont want it to endd!! :(Avatar Imagegexpert says: Everything comes to an end. That's the beauty of it. But you know what! Harry Potter will always be a classic and schools might even assign it to the children for English studies. Plus, we've all got each other here, in the largest Harry Potter social website to keep the passion strong.Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: @gene lin: so right. i am passing the torch on to my daughter. i am also studying to be a teacher, so I am going to be assigning it to my future students. ;-)Avatar ImageHarryPotter-Jk.Rowling says: I'm so excited! it's going to be so intense all the time, and probably really sad too with all the deaths.. But all the same, i can't wait! :)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @Bless_the_children, thank you for telling us about the song 'End of an Era'. Very appropriate. Even when all the films have come out, we'll all continue to be inspired by the Harry Potter books, and in time we'll also have our DVD box sets of the films (or whatever medium is used for video in future decades).Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: It's going to be so sad when it ends! Haha Dan was so cute!!Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: going to be very sad, but we in fandom will survive and go on to influence the next generation by buying the books, boxed sets dvds etc for birthday and Christmas presents, Jo did an amazing thing getting children to want to read a book and use their imagination instead of staring at computers or tiny screens with someone else's vision of what the world should look like. Personally I can't wait to see what she comes up with next :)Avatar Imageksddancer says: What a great interview! I love Tom as a person. It's not that I feel I know him but that I admire him. Try are all amazing people whom I look up to!Avatar Imageksddancer says: What a great interview! I love Tom as a person. It's not that I feel I know him but that I admire him. They are all amazing people whom I look up to!Avatar Imagebaru08 says: It will be incredible!!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Super excited on seeing it =)Avatar Imagehewy says: Great interview. Tom is such a doll face! The last movie is going to be the end of an era as Hollywood is going to have to go a long way to beat this franchise. HP rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagefalkowska says: Can't wait for Part 2 but dont want it to end !Avatar Imageratorr2 says: It's too far away!! I can't wait for it. I want part 2 now so I can watch both together over & over & over...........Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: ah this is gonna be a sad sad day the final film comes out. but the series will never die out. i will read it to my kids and tell them to pass the original books on to their kids and so on. the legend will live on!!!!Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: ah this is gonna be a sad sad day the final film comes out. but the series will never die out. i will read it to my kids and tell them to pass the original books on to their kids and so on. the legend will live on!!!!Avatar Imageashim_gryffindor says: Can't wait for DH2, but, like everyone else is saying, i is going to be sad when the series ends. can't imagine anything else "after living in this bubble."Avatar Imagejessyginny says: OMG I just love this! And I love how they all have grown up, and that you can see it in the movies,they were so little then! But it´s all very sad too...I mean that after this one it´s all over! Gosh, I´m gonna cry my eyes out! Avatar Imageyou-know-who182 says: I cant wait for DH2 to come out but i dont want it to end :( oh well im still super excited!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: I.Am.So.Going.To.CRY!!!!!!! Yet DavidTheUnready is right :The Fandom will survive ,My neice (sorry sucky spelling ) can qoute just about every book/movie and can't stop talking about DH2 so it'll be hard to say goodbye but JKR may write more (fingers crossed! :)))Avatar Imageblackhair says: I just don't know what i'm gonna do after July 15.No books to look forward to and no movies to keep u entertain(I'm talking abt HP). Life is gonna be boring. Its like i will be missing something from my lifeAvatar ImageAsria says: Maybe his face was like a basketball, but he was so damn cute as well! And it is going to be sad when it ends... But it won't end till we let it!Avatar ImageFresca says: That is a good interview! It must have been hard for actors and staff on the HP movies when they realized that the last movie was in the bag. It is true that growing up in the HP films was almost normal for the young people. They would not realize they had grown until they looked back at the previous movies.Avatar ImageMiss Myra says: I don't think Tom's face looked like a basketball!(Though that comment is hilarious) I think he looked cute and now he's sexy!Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: HP is definitely making history. It will always be remembered and cherished. The characters are timeless and thank goodness we know that even though the films may be finished production, there will always be someone who is just now discovering the Potter magic.Avatar ImageSindi says: awww im getting teary :( Avatar Imagewhatzername says: its gonna be so sad :(Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: Hope it doesnt end.

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