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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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Awesome! First!

Posted by Lucida on December 10, 2009, 03:33 AM report to moderator
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It has been great for us to be able to really see these kids grow up on screen. It’ll be hard for all of us, but especially hard for them. They’ve all done other things along the way, but HP has been such a big part of their public image. I hope that they will all be able to move along in their careers, if that’s what they want. The transition won’t necessarily be an easy one. I wish them all the best.

Posted by Eeyore on December 10, 2009, 04:22 AM report to moderator
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i might cry after i watch hp dh part II during the credits..the series beacame a part of my childhood. :’(

Posted by moondragon15(ROAR) on December 10, 2009, 04:29 AM report to moderator
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519 Points

I’m already having a hard time believing that it will all be over. Just like what Rupert said, I never really thought about it ending, I just expected it to keep going and going. And let me just say that this interview, the documentary on the ultimate editions, and some of the bonus features on the HBP DVD make me REALLY grateful that they managed to keep the same cast for all the films. I don’t think the end would be as emotional as it is if there were different actors.

Posted by tubaturtle on December 10, 2009, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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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 10, 2009, 05:25 AM report to moderator
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yeah, but I think The Tales of Beedle the Bard are going to be made into a cartoon movie next. =]

and, by then J.K. Rowling may have written an offshoot book, or something. I personally would LOVE to read a book set either like 10 years in the future, i.e. right before everyone gets married or a movie set during James and Lilys time. That would be pretty cool. And if she rights another book, we know it’ll get made into a movie.

Posted by Matthew Hallows [ROAR!] on December 10, 2009, 05:35 AM report to moderator
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Yeah, I wish it would just keep going. Still, I’m pretty sure Jo is done w/ HP. sigh It’ll probably be good for the actors to move on though.

Posted by lunapeeves on December 10, 2009, 06:03 AM report to moderator
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7662 Points

It’s been an amazing ten years!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on December 10, 2009, 06:26 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

I DON’T WANT IT TO END!!!!!!:(

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 10, 2009, 09:14 AM report to moderator
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It’ll be interesting for them. I wonder if they will stay in contact with each other?

Posted by Smitch on December 10, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
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320 Points

“…I think most of us right now are just trying to appreciate the time we have left.”—
Tom Felton

This last line of the article really hit me more than anything else I’ve read to date.

Posted by jeannemclROAR on December 10, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
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265 Points

i can’t believe its all going to be over. i grew up with harry potter (year one to year 12) :(

Posted by Ravenclaw Rep. on December 10, 2009, 12:35 PM report to moderator
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All good things come to an end. But the happy news is, the films will be preserved forever to enjoy and I’m quite certain we’ll be enjoying the work of all these young actors for a very, very long time after Harry Potter.

Posted by Jenlynn709 on December 10, 2009, 10:47 PM report to moderator
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Time flies…

Posted by Won_Two on December 11, 2009, 04:49 PM report to moderator
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NO, THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on December 11, 2009, 11:53 PM report to moderator
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