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EW: It's more of a romantic comedy; it has quite love interest in it. I think the humour is very good in it; they really got that in this one. Harry is Jenny's first kiss and it really develops their relationship, very set it up for the final chapter. It's good...
Q: How do you feel about shooting the last "Harry Potter", are you emotional about it or do you feel like it's good timing?
EW: I think I will feel emotional about it in some ways because I spent most than half my life doing it, you know and the crew is like a second family to me; so it will be very emotional. But in the same time, I'm excited because it frees my time to go do other projects. I'm ready to go do something else now, it has been a while!
Q: Do you ever wonder what your life would have been if it wasn't for being
cast in Harry Potter?
EW: It's become so much a part of my life that it's hard to imagine now what my life would have been like. Sometimes I wish my life were simpler but, for most of the time, I feel like I'm the luckiest girl in the world.
Q: What's your next career challenge?
EW: I guess I'm eternally going to be Hermione! My biggest challenge will be convincing people that I can be someone else.
"We had a ridiculously good time making them," he says, recalling specific scenes with Richard Harris, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes and, of course, Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
Talking about how the last book is set to be made into two films, he says ominously, "I think that's a mistake."
After a beat, he adds, "It should be made into 10 films so I can do it for the rest of my life."
Monday, December 22, 2008
We finished the sixth film which'll be coming out next summer and we start filming the seventh which we'll be breaking into two parts for a 54 week shoot starting in February.
He also spoke about the experience of watching the young actors and actresses mature on set:
Saturday, December 20, 2008
It's so rewarding to be a part of -- I mean, this may just apply to 'Despereaux,' I don't know -- but it's incredible to be a character that is being created from animation, and to be involved in that way, and then go sit down in a theater and see something that is almost a complete surprise to you, in the way that it looks and ... it was amazing going to see it. I was just so happy with it -- I'm proud of it. To do so little and to produce something so amazing is quite incredible. It's very liberating, in a way, not to be worrying about your appearance, and just focusing on the voice.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I am absolutely delighted that so much money has been raised. I would like to thank everyone who has so far purchased a copy of the book. All royalties will be going to help children without families, many of them with disabilities, whose voices have been unheard for many years.
Source: Chlg.org (Children's High Level Group)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This was illustrated in two scenes glimpsed in the recent trailer: the Death Eaters attacking London's Millennium Bridge and a Christmas attack on The Burrow -- home to the Weasley family. In the trailer we see Harry running through the reeds surrounding The Burrow, perhaps an attempt to escape -- or confront -- this movie's new bad-guy Fenrir Greyback, described in the book as "the most savage werewolf alive."
For Yates, though, it's the quieter, character-based moments that he finds the most exciting, with Harry's other nemesis - teenage hormones -- making an appearance. "Steve came up with this notion that, after Order of the Phoenix, Harry's in this quite intense, dark place and he's riding the trains to free his brain a wee bit and he meets this really attractive waitress who he really likes," he told us. "You immediately set up the notion that suddenly these characters are a bit more aware of the opposite sex. I thought it was a really charming, lovely idea."
As Harry Potter enters his penultimate year and the threats on his life become ever more real, perhaps it's comforting to know that not everything has to be darker and more intense.
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) agreed with one reporter’s characterization of the movie as the “romantic comedy Harry Potter,” citing specifically some physical humor played by Cormac McLaggen during Slughorn’s party. “They’re both in denial about their feelings,” she says of the often-jealous dynamic between her character and Ron. Meanwhile, Dan Radcliffe speaks of "oddly charged" moments between Harry and Ginny, and Jessie Cave, who plays Lavender Brown, said her kissing scenes made her concerned about "chipping a tooth."