News articles tagged 'Interviews'
By Andy on 18 July 2009 at 05:23 GMT
Freddie Stroma, the actor who plays Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is profiled in a new interview with People magazine. In the interview Stroma talks about his role in Half-Blood Prince, fans (particularly those of the female variety), his education, and acting ambitions.
“The scene I love the most is when I am slowly licking my fingers and looking at Hermione…I’ve not done that to a girl that I’ve fancied. It’s just so disgusting!”
By Andy on 18 July 2009 at 02:07 GMT
The climactic “Battle of Hogwarts” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II will be around thirty-minutes long, according to a new interview with David Heyman. Also in the interview, Heyman notes that part I will be, “a road movie”, while part II, “more operatic with the huge, great battle for Hogwarts”.
The ending of part 2 is one of the last things they’re going to shoot. David also says he expects the ending battle to be around 30 minutes in the movie. He says the gang gets to Hogwarts early on and then they’re a lot of build up to the battle.
Also noteworthy, Heyman mentions that both films will be around two-and-a-half-hours in length. You can read the full interview at this link.
By Andy on 17 July 2009 at 01:44 GMT
Bill Nighy, who will play Rufus Scrimgeour in both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is the subject of a new interview with SCI FI Wire. In the interview, Nighy says that he will begin filming DH once he returns from promoting his new movie G-Force in New York.
“I go home and I shoot, and I am Rufus Scrimgeour. I am a wizard. I am the Minister for Magic, and I am very pleased, because I thought I was going to remain the only English actor who wasn’t in Harry Potter, but apparently that’s not true.”
And what’s Nighy most looking forward to filming once he returns?
“Well, there’s one where he comes and delivers Dumbledore’s [Michael Gambon] legacy to the three children,” Nighy replied, referring to Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint, with whom Nighy worked on the upcoming action-comedy Wild Target). “He gives them all of the things that Dumbledore has left them, and that’s when it’s first indicated that he may not be around for much longer. So it’s quite an affecting scene.”
Read the entire interview at this link.
By Andy on 10 July 2009 at 05:24 GMT
Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman this evening, and you can now see a video of his appearance over at YouTube or below thanks to HarryPotterTrio.com. Remember that you can see pictures of Dan arriving at the studio to tape his segment by clicking here.
By Andy on 9 July 2009 at 23:26 GMT
Daniel Radcliffe will appear on the “Late Show with David Letterman” this evening. Some photos of Dan outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC, where the show is taped, can now be seen over at WireImage. We will let you know when a recording of his segment, which airs tonight at 10:35 pm EST, is available to download or view online.
By Andy on 9 July 2009 at 05:23 GMT
Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, was in Toronto today promoting the new Harry Potter film. While there, Tom made appearances on several Canadian talk shows and also participated in a meet and greet. Videos of his interviews can be seen below:
Photos of Tom on MTV Live and at his meet and greet can be seen at WireImage. WireImage also has some pictures of Tom in the Fairmont Hotel where there was a press junket. A plethora of pictures can also be seen over at Feltbeats.com.
Bonus: Check out the car he drove around in to get to these shows! Tom will be at the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tomorrow. Cast arrivals are slated to begin around 6 PM EST.
By Andy on 9 July 2009 at 03:42 GMT
Just a reminder to those of you in the US: Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, will be a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight to discuss the new Harry Potter movie, out July 15. The show just began, so you can expect Emma to be on shortly. We will let you know when a video of her segment appears online for those of you who missed it or live outside of the US.
Update: You can see photos of Emma outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC, where the show is taped, over at Getty Images and WireImage. You can also see a photo of Emma on the show (it is pre-recorded, not live) at Yahoo! Images.
By Andy on 4 July 2009 at 03:01 GMT
Emma Watson appeared on “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross” this evening, and a video of her segment is now online. In part one, Emma talks about getting the role of Hermione Granger, the Harry Potter theme park, and her education. In part two, she talks about seeing co-star Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, working with the adult cast members, and kissing Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
In addition to the interview, a new clip from HBP aired during her segment. The clip shows Harry and Hermione talking in the library about who they are going to Slughorn’s holiday party with, and also introduces Romilda Vane into the picture. The clip starts about 26 seconds into part two.
By Andy on 4 July 2009 at 02:24 GMT
The LA Times has published a new feature piece on Daniel Radcliffe. In the piece, Radcliffe talks about life at Hogwarts, saying that he has learned his way around all of the sets (“Well, pretty much.”) and discussing what it has been like working with some of Britain’s finest theater and film actors on those very sets.
Griffiths also once advised Radcliffe to never let the camera catch him when he wasn’t thinking because the void would be read in his eyes; the veteran prefaced that counsel by saying it was told to him by Lee Marvin, who heard it from Spencer Tracy. “Just think,” Radcliffe said, “how many young people get access to that sort of advice and that sort of history?”
The actor, who turns 20 this month, also talks about life after Hogwarts, commenting on the importance of not always being associated with J.K. Rowling’s famous boy wizard that he has been playing on screen since 2001.
By Andy on 2 July 2009 at 05:16 GMT
The New Zealand Herald has published a lengthy feature on Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter). In the piece – “Harry Potter – still working his magic” – Radcliffe discusses his hopes for the final two films; why he is glad the seventh book is being made into two films; and what it’s like working with Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), among other things.
“I’m very happy that the seventh book is being made as two films,” notes Radcliffe, “because I was worried they would have to cut important scenes. For example in the fourth film you could cut out the house elf sub-plot and it doesn’t affect the main story in any way. In the second film they cut out the Nearly Headless Nick Death Day Party. In fact that whole character has fallen by the wayside. The problem with doing that with the final book is that there is nothing that doesn’t relate to the main story or drive it forward. There’s not much you could cut. So we’ve given ourselves the room and opportunity to do it justice.”
By Andy on 2 July 2009 at 04:30 GMT
The LA Times’ countdown to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues today with a new feature piece on Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films). In the piece, Grint reflects on the Potter movies coming to an end in 2011.
“I was thinking about what it’s going to be like when we’re done, after the last movie,” Grint said. “It is going to be really weird, actually. At the moment it seems quite far away. I don’t know what I’m going to do, really. I’m going to miss it, I think, because it’s been my whole life for a long time. I really enjoy it as well, every year we’ve come back and done it. All of this, this is what I know…”
“I think it’s going to be sad when this, all of it, when it’s all over. Reading the last book, there was so much talk about who was going to die. So I was half-expecting, I mean, me, Dan and Emma to not survive. Or our characters, I mean. I was pleasantly surprised, though. I’m glad that it ended the way it did. We all make it.”
By Andy on 27 June 2009 at 01:16 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince production designer Stuart Craig is profiled in a new interview with the LA Times. In the interview, Craig talks about the use of CGI, designing sets for Professor Slughorn, the cave, and more.
JP: What substance did you actually use for the memories?
SC: It was a computer-generated, CG effect, as many of these things are. These movies have been done for nine years now. When we began, there was much more done physically — and it’s amazing when you look back on the progress of digital effects in the last nine years.
You can read the full interview by clicking here.
By Andy on 26 June 2009 at 03:25 GMT
Harry Potter costume designer Jany Temime discusses the challenges involved in dressing Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in a new interview with the LA Times.
“Everything we did for his costumes was very rich, but also very used, because he’s not a rich man anymore. He hasn’t worked for a long time. He is a bit of a has-been. But his clothes, even if they were from 20 years ago, were once upon a time, very rich and very glamorous. So we went for ‘Old Glamour’ when designing…Very pompous, very extreme, very glorious.”
You can read the full interview by clicking here.
By Andy on 25 June 2009 at 04:01 GMT
Mark Williams was interested in narrating the Harry Potter audiobooks before being cast as Arthur Weasley, according to a new interview in the LA Times. Williams also speaks about the fandom, being a father figure in the series, and the now grown up trio.
For Harry Potter, did you read any of the novels before you were cast?
Yeah! I read them before I was cast and was, kind of embarrassingly, a fan, a bit. I found my agent and said ‘Is anybody gonna read these as talking books because I’d like to put my name up for it.’ I knew who Arthur Weasley was, and I know who I am and I knew I could do it.
The full interview can be read by clicking here.
By Andy on 24 June 2009 at 00:12 GMT
The HeroComplex Blog in the LA Times has featured a new interview with Jessie Cave, who plays Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Jessie specifically discusses “the big kissing scene” in detail, explaining that Rupert was scared, she was nervous, and all those nerves collectively made for the perfect kissing scene – as well as for some major laughs after filming. A cool excerpt from the interview:
How is Lavender introduced?
She’s in the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes shop and she’s kind of ogling Ron. She’s been going to school with them for years, but it’s not that she’s making her interests known.