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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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437 Points

I <3 Helen McCrory.

“[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.” <—- So true!

Posted by LadySidi on October 06, 2009, 07:36 AM report to moderator
53 Points

I wait with great anticipation for these final two movies to come out. I can imagine that the cast are having bitter sweet moments, as we all are bracing ourselves for the same. I do think Jo ought to consider writing more about this world she has created. It could be Albus’ days at the School of Magic and end with him Fighting His close friend latter to become his foe. She could write about James, Lilly and company and this time at Wizard School…or How about Writing about the Schools of WitchCraft in the USA which she has not yet created. I wonder if they could Apparate from England to NEW YORK< USA?

Posted by Diaconos on October 06, 2009, 08:14 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

sounds good!

Posted by The Nerd on October 06, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

She sounds excited too! :)

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 06, 2009, 09:14 AM report to moderator
5610 Points

sob EPIC!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on October 06, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

It’s going to be epic! I’m excited already! :D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on October 06, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
5610 Points

sob literally. :-( why why why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sob ok wow, calmign down.sniff

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on October 06, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
215 Points

It’s hard to believe they’re already filming part 2. I’m super excited, but also a little sad. I hope 2011 doesn’t get here to fast.

Posted by PygmyPuff85 on October 06, 2009, 10:53 AM report to moderator
23113 Points

Epic is good…

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on October 06, 2009, 11:02 AM report to moderator
309 Points

so exciting!

Posted by Rowling Stones on October 06, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
153 Points

Sounds awesome!

The wait is going to be brutal.

Posted by blue_rogue on October 06, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
354 Points

I’m going to cry during the movie. Everybody has grown up so fast.

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on October 06, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
1579 Points

great interview! so excitting!
i cant believe this is all wrapping up. i LOVE the books and movies, im going to be lost without it when its over.

Posted by Beckster235 on October 06, 2009, 11:33 AM report to moderator
214 Points

so excited!!! no dot dot dots… lol the epilogue is open for a sequal series though… i’m sensing a dot dot dot anyway… epic is good! SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!! only one problem…

part two comes out and there no more after… unless when Jo says not Harry, she really mean Al Sev… lol year for random probably not there theories…

Posted by samhinrichs678 (WBM) on October 06, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

I wonder if she’s already filmed the Malfoy Manor stuff? The only other scene I remember Narcissa in is the one where she saves Harry’s life. That’s pretty intense.

It would be so awesome to be at a table read though.

VOTE FOR HARRY POTTER at the SCREAM AWARDS!!!! It’s been added to a new category…“BEST ENSEMBLE!”

Posted by cghambright on October 06, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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