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MTV: Filming on Deathly Hallows Now Will Run Until June 2010

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Posted by: sue
December 10, 2009, 10:11 PM

There are several new interviews to update on tonight, as actor Tom Felton has been busy with the press during his recent trip to New York. One of those interviews has been with MTV, where Tom discusses filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the article points out the ongoing shoot still has a long way to go, stating that filming will now run until June. Of interest are new comments from Tom on the filming of the Battle of Hogwarts, as he stated "It's kind of cool, because this is the first time we've had so many castmembers on one set at one time, especially everyone from the evil camp and everyone from the good camp in a Western-style showdown — without revealing too much," said Felton, who plays the nefarious Draco Malfoy. "It's an amazing last scene, what we've shot of it so far. It's very exciting..."I've rarely had an opportunity to work with the evil family," he said. "I'm working with Helena Bonham Carter, who's a lovely lady and also a completely scary witch when she wants to be. I'm enjoying working with adult cast tremendously."

Earlier Tom Felton also spoke to Female First, where he again spoke of filming those dramatic Hogwarts castle battle scenes, filming at the outdoor set at Leavesden we saw earlier this year. Tom spoke about the vast amount of work that goes into making these films, as well as the detail created by those in the crew:

"So, you know when you’re making the film, obviously, we see it and you’re in these amazing settings and there’s all these places, how do you create that, how easy is it like, you know filming with green screens.

Well, it’s a mixture. If you came down to the set you may not, it’s pretty funny. Whatever is in front of the camera is obviously decently lit, heated and looks amazing, the props etc, whilst anything behind the camera is basically err, up to our own devices, lots of cables running about and lots of building materials and the rest of it.

For example we’ve been shooting outdoors at the moment and they build, basically this decrepit castle that’s all been smashed up and it’s quite incredible… so a lot of credit goes to Stuart Tozer who’s the set designer, it’s never an easy task.

They go such lengths of detail too, one example from an earlier film is when the students get books to read in the class room, and to be honest, there was no need for that book to have anything written in it, but it’s actually 122 pages of withering text that some guy’s sat down and written just to help the other kids and stuff like that, so it’s incredible the amount of detail that they go to!"

Thanks to Tom who let us all know via his Twitter he was also featured in the LA Times Ministry of Gossip blog, where he did a Q & A session. Tom spoke script readings he did with Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman before filming Half-Blood Prince:

MD: Your character takes a huge step up in "Half Blood Prince," more presence and certainly more drama. Were you nervous?

TF: I came into the film horribly nervous. Our director, David Yates, had terrific confidence in me. I had some one-on-one readings with Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman, which made me even more nervous! Draco's quite solemn in this film, so I spent most of my free time on set staring at walls. Usually in between takes we'd talk about what movie we saw last night. I had to practice feeling despondent from everyone else.

Finally be sure to check out a new video interview with Tom on ABC news here
(or here in our galleries)

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183 Points

I’m sure this will make them all the better ;)

Posted by kingdomkey1121 on December 12, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
1575 Points

It’s hard to believe that there will actually be an end. Was hard to believe with the books as well. I will have a hard time “letting go” – I love to waiting for “the next one”. ;-)

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on December 12, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
78 Points

I can’t wait until the movie comes out, BUUUUUUUTTTTTTTT, I don’t want it to end, for the actors, for the fans, for the legacy.

Posted by harry.wizardfreak on December 12, 2009, 02:47 PM report to moderator
78 Points

I totally agree with you ZephyrFool

Posted by harry.wizardfreak on December 12, 2009, 03:48 PM report to moderator
2482 Points

pretty great interview!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on December 12, 2009, 10:13 PM report to moderator
4138 Points


Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 13, 2009, 08:28 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

Oooh :) That’s a long time! At least it makes us pretend that it’s not as ending as soon as it is!

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on December 13, 2009, 10:58 AM report to moderator
2200 Points

i just hope the film stays true to the book!

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on December 13, 2009, 07:19 PM report to moderator
738 Points

Love how Tom calls the Malfoys, Death Eaters, etc. “the evil camp.” Of course, that’s who they are, but it’s cute. He does seem like a gem of a young man; I can’t wait to see him — with his real hair color! — in other productions in the future.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on December 21, 2009, 01:57 PM report to moderator
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