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CNN: Harry Potter Actors Reflect, Look Forward to Life Post Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
December 09, 2009, 11:06 AM

CNN has a new article online today where cast members reflect back on the beginning of their time with the Harry Potter series as well as life post Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Of interest are comments from Dan Radcliffe who spoke about that first day for filming of Sorcerer's Stone: "It was September 29, 2000," Daniel Radcliffe, now 20, told CNN with a hint of nostalgia about his first day on set in Goathland railway station in northern England. "Me, Emma [Watson], and Rupert [Grint] had all traveled up that day in a minibus, and we sat on the back seat -- which was undoubtedly my influence -- pretending that we were DJs on a radio station."

Tom Felton also spoke of his early days, saying  "I'll never forget walking through those amazing doors for the first time, as we have done many a time since," Tom Felton, who plays Harry Potter baddie Draco Malfoy, told CNN. "I also remember auditioning here. The crazy thing about the audition was that, at my very first audition -- when they had thousands of kids in, day in day out -- Emma Watson was standing next to me and we did it together. And I came back in two weeks and she had been cast!"

As for what happens when the final scene is done in the final Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rupert Grint told CNN: "Before this film you never really thought about it ending, you kind of just thought it was going to go on for ever. It's going to be quite a moment I think because my whole childhood is really in this place," said 21-year-old Rupert Grint, who has spent the last decade playing Harry Potter's loyal friend Ron Weasley.

But Grint quickly goes to stress that he is ready to leave Hogwarts' gates behind him and move on to new ventures -- this time without the help of magic potions. "I think I'm ready to move on and get out into the real world and see what it's like."

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31 Comments

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3048 Points

I still struggle to accept the knowledge that within a few months they will cease filming these films. Following their work has constituted so much of my life these last ten years.

Posted by Kirk on December 09, 2009, 11:46 AM report to moderator
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2525 Points

Its still hard to think that it is really ending. sobbing

Posted by The Nerd on December 09, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
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580 Points

I hope they film all the last moments the actors are on set and when they leave. That would make for some great bonus footage or something! And also very sad of course.

Posted by Rosie016 on December 09, 2009, 01:20 PM report to moderator
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3940 Points

i am so so so so so so so very SAD…………………..
p.s. love the article however…….but, remain forever faithful and am responding in a very , so very selfish way…..i just want more….i wish it didn’t have an ending….
i wish we were all waiting for Jo’s next book release date …….book # 8…….i just think the series should continue……………………………………………

Posted by just another weasley ROAR,OoM2GS on December 09, 2009, 01:39 PM report to moderator
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5439 Points

Awesome!!!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on December 09, 2009, 02:33 PM report to moderator
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3703 Points

@Rosie016: I also hope they film that too. I would love to watch it. They should play it during the credits of DH Part 2.

Posted by Christine on December 09, 2009, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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401 Points

Ok, I am seriously going into withdrawals about soon NOT HAVING MORE DAN, EMMA, and RUPERT to look forward to!! ;_;

Posted by All Was Well on December 09, 2009, 03:11 PM report to moderator
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171 Points

i guess from now until when parts 1&2 come out on dvd, i’ll just be ODing on nostolgia.

Posted by cosmo409 on December 09, 2009, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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134 Points

I still can’t embrace that in 1 year and a half, the story that led my childhood will be over.

Posted by expelliarmus9 on December 09, 2009, 04:29 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

It will be a little weird after the last part for more movies to not come out.

Posted by Swizzle on December 09, 2009, 06:06 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

So cool! That’s pretty neat how Emma and Tom had auditioned together and then they both got cast for the parts.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 09, 2009, 06:24 PM report to moderator
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1420 Points

aww it makes me want to cry ; (

Posted by alicia00 on December 09, 2009, 09:37 PM report to moderator
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880 Points

Has it only been 9 years? Wow… It seems longer than than, and yet…

I can’t believe it’s coming to an end.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on December 09, 2009, 11:40 PM report to moderator
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97 Points

i got the first two books from my stepsister when i was about 20, and i got hooked on the first two books, and was waiting for eevry other book to be released, it just doesn’t seem like it’s been 9 years since the first, will be so weird after deathly hollows part 2, as it will be the last hp movie, of course wb has made tons of money and will contiue to make money with the ultimate editions coming out

Posted by potterball on December 10, 2009, 12:48 AM report to moderator
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First : ) It’s going to be so difficult or at least wierd for Dan Rupert & Emma when the HP Series is finished!!!

As for DH, I can’t wait to see parts 1 & 2 but don’t look forward to the series comming to an end : (

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on December 10, 2009, 03:33 AM report to moderator
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