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Tom Felton: No Confirmation Yet on Aging for Deathly Hallows Epilogue

Felton Interviews
Posted by: sue
December 09, 2009, 06:11 PM

Several times in the past, cast members have discussed the possibility of playing themselves 19 years in the future for the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. MTV has a new interview online tonight with actor Tom Felton who says he has not had confirmation yet on how that scene will be handled. Quotage:

"For the big-screen adaptation, does that mean older actors will portray Harry and the rest of the grown-up students? Or that the young stars will be aged through makeup effects or CGI technology? No decision has been made, according to Tom Felton, who plays peroxide-blond villain Draco Malfoy. "We haven't shot that yet, and I still haven't had the confirmation whether I'm doing it or we're going to get someone else to do it," he told MTV News while promoting the DVD for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." "I haven't heard too much. I guess they're still making decisions about it now. It is a very exciting scene. I know Daniel [Radcliffe] and I have talked about it and said it'd be a lot of fun to do."

Tom later weighed in with more: "While Felton joked that he'd be cool with having Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio step in to play an adult Draco, the British actor maintained that he's looking forward to seeing what he will look like 19 years in the future. "It'd be kind of freaky to see what they come up with," he said

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180 Points

I hope that they have Dan, Emma, Rupert, and Tom play themselves!!

Posted by phoenixortheflame on December 11, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
35 Points

The original actors HAVE to do it. It would be mean so much more to the fans, since we have grown so attached to them as these characters.

Posted by Frodosbluefairy on December 11, 2009, 12:09 PM report to moderator
139 Points

i don’t think it will be cheesy, abandonedboyjon, not if they show that the prejudice of the world still exists. This was hinted at in the book, the animosity is still there with the Malfoys, Slytherin still has a baddie rep, etc. It wouldn’t all be light and airy-fairy!

I will be mad if they don’t use the orginal actors….i’m not saying it would setroy the story or the fim to use new actors though. It probably wouldn’t. But it would be disrespectful to the primary cast (Dan, Emma, Rupert) who worked so hard for over ten years!

Posted by PensievePlotter on December 11, 2009, 12:26 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

They can do amazing things in makeup…

Posted by Won_Two on December 11, 2009, 05:17 PM report to moderator
803 Points

first of all, Leo and brad aren’t British, so there’s not even the slightest chance of that. and second, it would be beyond stupid to change actors when this franhise has done everything it could to keep Dan, Rupert and Emma on. that is one of the biggest pulls for the hp movies! that said, I still think they should cut the epilogue. might not be a popular idea, but unless the make up and effects are totally seemless, this could end up a big ball of cheese.

Posted by abandonedboyjon on December 11, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
398 Points

It wouldn’t be the same without Dan, Emma, Rupert, Bonnie didn’t do it! I really hope they just age the original characters…

Posted by Siяiusly ℓöõnÿ ☼ROAR☼ on December 11, 2009, 07:04 PM report to moderator
1579 Points

i REALLY hope its the original actors. i dont see why they wouldnt? with all the effects and cgi they have, they deff would be able too. id be so upset to see the movie end with random adults and not the kids we have grown up to love.

Posted by Beckster235 on December 11, 2009, 11:06 PM report to moderator
3750 Points

Originals definitely for the epilogue!! Anything else would be a waste.

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on December 12, 2009, 02:34 PM report to moderator
1001 Points

I think the original actors should do it… theyve grown up so much anyway, it wouldnt take much to make them look a bit older!

Posted by LoonyMaddie3 on December 12, 2009, 07:03 PM report to moderator
276 Points

I have no particular feeling about which method they will use to film the epilogue since I’ve seen good and bad versions of both methods. Hopefully the technology is advanced enough to support whatever decision the director/producer make.

Posted by leigia on December 13, 2009, 07:58 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

I hope they age the actors coz they will be more emotional with the scene than random actors.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 13, 2009, 08:16 AM report to moderator
218 Points

I hope they use the same actors, especially considering it would be the last scene we ever saw of Harry Potter. It just wouldn’t feel right if they used different people.

Posted by Elderwand103 [FTC!] on December 13, 2009, 12:10 PM report to moderator
35 Points

Aurora Duv, if Jade is doing the role of older Astoria Greengrass is true, that would be really cute, and very believable

it also makes me think if Felton would like the “receding hair” better than the usual bleached one

Posted by IrishgryffinpuffGirl on December 13, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
836 Points

Oh come on, Tom is almost old enough anyway!

Posted by Ama.Dear on December 13, 2009, 11:43 PM report to moderator
39680 Points

i can’t wait

Posted by chocolaterabbits on December 14, 2009, 03:08 AM report to moderator
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