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With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 getting released today, Warner Bros. held a big press junket last weekend in London and I got to fly across the pond to attend. I’ve already posted my interviews with Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and director David Yates, and for today’s installment, I’ve got producers David Heyman and David Barron.
During the intimate roundtable interview, Heyman and Barron talked about their history with the project, why the 3D post conversion was scrapped at the last minute, how Part 2 will definitely be in 3D, the final battle at Hogwarts in the next installment, how they asked John Williams to score the final two movies but his schedule was too full, how do they feel about Harry Potter overtaking Star Wars for highest worldwide box office, and so much more. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter »
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'We want to make sure that it's flattering and we don't look like 60-year-olds,' co-star Tom Felton adds about preparations for the final 'Harry Potter' film.
By Eric Ditzian, with additional reporting by Josh Horowitz
Photo: MTV News
As late as last December, Daniel Radcliffe and his "Harry Potter" co-stars were unsure if they'd be recruited, via some fancy CG effects, to play their older selves in J.K. Rowling's famous "Deathly Hallows" epilogue that flashes two decades into the future to capture what happens to the key characters. Though director David Yates had stated his preference to use a "Curious Case of Benjamin Button"-esque technique on his stars rather than hire older actors, it remained to be seen if the filmmakers could make such performances work.
It now seems like it will in fact work, according to Radcliffe. "We have done a few tests, and it does look really, »
The epilogue scene for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", which sees some of the major characters 19 years after the final battle, could end up being the last scene filmed for the series. Teasing on the possibility was Draco Malfoy depicter Tom Felton during his recent interview with MTV News.
"Jamie Christopher, the first [assistant director], was always really keen to do that as the final scene, because it's such a poignant moment for the franchise, that fact that it's 19 years on, and we get to see what happened to the characters," the 22-year-old actor told MTV. "I confess we haven't shot that yet, but we are all extremely excited to do so."
Felton additionally said that he and lead actor Daniel Radcliffe have discussed on the aging result. "Daniel and I have been talking about it for ages, and we are excited to see what we look like 19 years later," he shared. »
Tom Felton confirmed in a new interview with MTV Movie News that the epilogue of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows will in fact be the final scene shot with Rupert Grint, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, and Felton himself. Rather than going with older actors, the five young original actors will be aged up to look 20 years older than their characters are at the end of the Battle of Horwarts. Says Tom: "Jamie Christopher, the first [assistant director], was always really keen to do that as the final scene, because it's such a poignant moment for the franchise, that fact that it's 19 years on, and we get to see what happened to the characters. I confess we haven't shot that yet, but we are all extremely excited to do so." No doubt the emotional impact of those last shots of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and yes, even ol' Draco himself »
'It's such a poignant moment for the franchise,' the actor says of flash-forward postscript.
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Steven Lawton/ FilmMagic
On the day we spoke with Tom Felton in Berlin, the "Harry Potter" star was still recovering from the muscle-bruising effects of some "Deathly Hallows" stunt work.
"I'm afraid to say riding a broomstick is no easy task," he laughed to MTV News. "They strap you in well and truly."
With that high-flying scene behind him, Felton has been looking forward, at long last, to shooting the concluding sequence in the series — that flash-forward postscript, in which author J.K. Rowling visits her core characters almost two decades in the future. It now seems director David Yates and his crew will make those scenes the final ones of the production shoot.
"Jamie Christopher, the first [assistant director], was always really keen to do that as the final scene, because »
5 items from 2010
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