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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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110 Comments

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1126 Points

I love Helen as Narcissa. Sexy and scary…

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on October 06, 2009, 12:18 AM report to moderator
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2570 Points

Great actor, very smart and talented… CANT WAIT TILL these to movies

Posted by madman1277 on October 06, 2009, 12:27 AM report to moderator
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Since they have read scripts of both parts,… time between the 2 screenings wud be shorter….

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on October 06, 2009, 12:40 AM report to moderator
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OMG I can NOT wait!!!! i have goosebumps already!!!! lol

Posted by Hpfan490 on October 06, 2009, 12:45 AM report to moderator
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197 Points

AWESOME!! its sounds brilliant! but its going to be sad when its over:(

Posted by nox avis on October 06, 2009, 01:47 AM report to moderator
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3560 Points

This is so exciting! I am giddy with waiting another year for this, so it better be worth it.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on October 06, 2009, 01:47 AM report to moderator
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hahahahahaha

Posted by wing on October 06, 2009, 01:51 AM report to moderator
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1535 Points

I want to see it now!!!! :((

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on October 06, 2009, 01:57 AM report to moderator
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It is going to be huge…. Awww I don’t want it to end….

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 06, 2009, 01:58 AM report to moderator
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2333 Points

Awesome!!!!!!! I want to see it!!!!!!!

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on October 06, 2009, 02:04 AM report to moderator
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That is such a cool & exciting interview. It must be so strange for the cast & crew, especially the younger actors that have been working on HP for pretty much all of their life, to see an end in sight after all these years. It’s difficult enough for us fans to have to consider The End Of All Things but, they’ve worked & lived in & around the HP sets all their life.
Clabwag I agree, it would be neat if they film the read-through and put it on a DVD. They are always interesting to watch.

Posted by Moose_Starr on October 06, 2009, 02:13 AM report to moderator
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3187 Points

great interview! ugh, these people are just making in more and more difficult to wait for the deathly hallows!

Posted by harrygetsme on October 06, 2009, 02:20 AM report to moderator
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wow! :D so awesome!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on October 06, 2009, 02:26 AM report to moderator
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I just KNOW DH is going to be EPIC. The Harry Potter series will be a legend; it’s gonna go down in history.

Although…

“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.”

That particular paragraph formed a giant lump in my throat…

Posted by accioangela on October 06, 2009, 02:48 AM report to moderator
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This was an interesting interview.

Posted by Cool G on October 06, 2009, 02:50 AM report to moderator
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