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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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4138 Points

Noooooooo it can’t end!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 06, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

GREAT! no more DOT DOT DOT! haha yay!

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on October 06, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

cant wait like always ha

Posted by Horcruxalej on October 06, 2009, 01:17 PM report to moderator
240 Points

I can’t wait for DH.
I love her use of the word “epic.” :)
And it sounds as if the cast and crew are suffering from some Post-Potter Depression…

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on October 06, 2009, 03:32 PM report to moderator
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, 05:49 PM report to moderator
1046 Points

Excellent, I love interviews with the cast and crew and it’s nice to hear from people other than the trio, who I LOVE, but are interviewed etc. so much more…

Posted by bec majec *roar* on October 06, 2009, 08:03 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

So great!! I hope it really is what Helen said it would be. There’s no room for cutting and disappoinment now..

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on October 06, 2009, 11:09 PM report to moderator
738 Points

Ooooo, how very exciting! I am imagining the whole cast on the set — in the Great Hall?! — reading through the whole amazing story, just yesterday. And Jo usually attends those read-throughs, I think. Yippee!!

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 07, 2009, 03:28 AM report to moderator
428 Points


Posted by alegria35 on October 07, 2009, 06:23 AM report to moderator
385 Points

woohooo! cannot wait. gonna be at the imax with my 3d glasses. EPIC WIN!

Posted by MiliMalfoy [FTC!] on October 07, 2009, 06:27 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

woop woop . So niice !

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on October 07, 2009, 07:01 AM report to moderator
524 Points

The whole thing will be worth the wait. Just think you will be able to tell your grandkids that you were there for the whole thing.

Posted by HGROSS44 on October 07, 2009, 06:04 PM report to moderator
32 Points


Posted by whitehorse on October 07, 2009, 08:06 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Exciting – I love the commentary!

Posted by Smitch on October 07, 2009, 11:08 PM report to moderator
1549 Points

excited for the movie!

woot woot!
yea..cant wait to cry and laugh.:) and let’s see how everyone looks like in the last settlement of hp.

Posted by vampressISap0tter *ROAR* on October 08, 2009, 01:56 AM report to moderator
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