Dan Radcliffe on Dumbledore’s Funeral for Half-Blood Prince, Emma Watson on Deathly Hallows Split

Jan 01, 2009

Posted by: SueTLC


Happy 2009! To start our new year off, we have two new interviews from cast members of the Harry Potter films. First up: Entertainment Weekly is previewing the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by releasing a close up photo of an almost kiss between Harry (Dan Radcliffe) and Ginny (Bonnie Wright). There is a short article as well, featuring a new interview with Dan, where he mentions filming Dumbledore’s funeral. The piece reads: “Shooting Dumbledore’s funeral was another tough scene for Radcliffe, as
it took on the personality of an Irish wake thanks to some
not-so-mournful extras: ”Because there’s a lot of people there, it’s
one of those things that takes on a party atmosphere.” As fans will recall, earlier reports had stated this scene was not in the film.

Also Dan comments on the budding romance of Ginny and Harry, by saying ”Harry’s got a real thing for her, and that is slightly odd, because
when we met, I was 11 and she was 9, and she was only ever Ron’s little
sister,” says Radcliffe, now 19. ”But that all changed, and here we
are snogging.”

MTV has the second bit of news, this in the form of a new interview with Emma Watson, who comments on the split of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the two movies. Noting she still has not yet received the scripts for the film which is due to begin next month in mid-February, she says she does not know where the break will take place: “I don’t know’ she replied. “I am as intrigued as you are. I am
waiting at the moment to receive the script. It’s a tough call. I’m
sure it will be some cruel cliffhanger.”

On leaving the role of Hermione behind after filming completes for the Deathly Hallows films, Emma Watson reflected by noting “It’s really mixed feelings’ Watson gushed. “It will be bittersweet.
It will be very scary because it’s been such a massive part of my life.
It will have been nearly over a decade that I’d been playing Hermione.
It’ll be tough but I’ll be ready to go I think. I’ll be ready to take
on other projects. It will be exciting.”

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