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Helen McCrory: WB is "letting out all the stops" with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
October 05, 2009, 06:41 AM

Exciting news today in the form of a new interview with actress Helen McCrory. Speaking to UK Rotten Tomatoes, the actress discusses her role as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, confirming the cast will be doing a read-through today of the script for Part Two, the bulk of which is due to begin filming this month.  She also says fans will be in for a treat with these final installments in the Harry Potter series, noting "her work on Deathly Hallows was going well and promised an epic finale for Potter fans. "It's got a full stop," she told us. "I think up to now, every director who has done a Harry Potter has had to do a dot-dot-dot. They know it's a sequel, they know there's another film coming out. But with this one, we can actually make everything have an epic ending. It's going to be final. And it's going to be huge. There doesn't have to be any more pauses or dot-dot-dots. So they're letting out all the stops with this one."

Helen McCrory also reflects on the ending of the story for the cast and crew, as well as for the characters in the series, notably Harry Potter.
"We finish in April and it does feel different on set actually," she explained. "Some people have been doing it for 10, 11 years. It's part of their lives. So although I've just joined them at the end, a lot of people have a huge emotional commitment to it. There are children that have grown up with the people on the set, like the directors and the costume designers backstage. It's a very big occasion for those people."

Despite the magical challenges faced by Harry and co. as Voldemort continues to gain power, McCrory thinks that what makes director David Yates' time on the series so special is his attention to the more human aspects of the franchise. "[Half-Blood Prince] was definitely filled with teenage angst, and you remember how violent teenage angst is. There's nothing romantic about it. You're thinking, Oh my God, what am I going to do for the rest of my life? You're starting to make decisions about the rest of your life. I think [David Yates] really summed that up in a very real way, and a very serious way.

"I think with these next two films, he's looking at this character becoming a man. And that again, is quite an epic story. That's Ulysses. Rites of passage. It's exactly what Noel Clarke did, in a way, with Kidulthood. We still watch those stories, whether they're set in Hogwarts or New Cross."

Thanks so much to Joe from Rotten Tomatoes UK!

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77 Points

Oj, It´s over.

Posted by SohajFawkes on October 05, 2009, 01:14 PM report to moderator
773 Points

ooooh i can’t wait for DH! i really really reallyyyyy hope it’s the best one yet, and that they truly to the book justice. no excuse seeing as it’s being split :)

Posted by Sigourney♥ on October 05, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
747 Points

Well I sure Hope that it is off the charts and goes out with a big, no, huge bang.
This will be exciting.

Posted by Tonks1OoM4,CW[ROAR] on October 05, 2009, 01:30 PM report to moderator
2169 Points

Wait! Guys,don´t go so fast! I don´t want it to end.

Posted by Tamyris on October 05, 2009, 01:56 PM report to moderator
141 Points

So unbelievably exciting!!! I know that I will most definitely be weeping through these 2 films – for both the storyline and the fact that the whole thing is ending!!!!

Posted by BwaySaint on October 05, 2009, 02:48 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

shes pretty good. i cant wait to see DH!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on October 05, 2009, 03:39 PM report to moderator
654 Points

the UK Rotten Tomatoes?

great interview

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on October 05, 2009, 03:39 PM report to moderator
446 Points

i can’t wait

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on October 05, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
305 Points

Yeah! I’m SOOOO glad they’re pulling out all the stops ! Sounds like they’re going to keep alot in! Great interview !

Posted by weasleygirl101(ROAR) on October 05, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
5180 Points


Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on October 05, 2009, 03:43 PM report to moderator
131 Points

oh god!!! can’t wait to see this movies, i am sure they are going to be awsome…. i am so excited!!!

Posted by Pols on October 05, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
507 Points

so excited!!! cant wait to see Helen in it!

Posted by lilmisssnape on October 05, 2009, 03:59 PM report to moderator
1189 Points

only 410 days until DH part 1 comes out and 648 days until DH part 2 comes out =] i am sooooo excited but sad at the same time

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on October 05, 2009, 04:16 PM report to moderator
90 Points

Every time I read an interview with one of the actors from Deathly Hallows, I get so excited. It’s going to an epic ending, just like the book =)

Posted by Ruby Hagrid {WBM} on October 05, 2009, 04:31 PM report to moderator
2661 Points

I’m so glad it will be epic!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on October 05, 2009, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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