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Rebel, Rebel: Jason Isaacs Talks Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson

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Posted by: sue
June 06, 2009, 05:48 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs has made some new comments about his young Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows co-stars, praising how Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have handled fame and life in the spotlight. In his typical lighthearted gracious and humorous fashion, Jason joked "that the films would have benefitted if their young stars had been more rebellious. "The problem with Harry Potter is that there is so little controversy," he complained at the first night of Sister Act, the West End musical. "It would be so great for the press if one of them would go off the rails and end up in rehab, but they are, actually, just really sweet guys."

In the interview with The Telegraph, Jason Isaacs also continued to speak about the bright future ahead for the Trio, noting:

"They can fall backwards on their mountains of cash," he said. "It doesn't matter. They're really talented and they've got each other as close friends, which is all that matters because no one else has been through the same thing.

"What is amazing about them is that they are still respectful and have humility and work ethic. I have met and sometimes worked with their American equivalents and they have none of those things.

"Daniel will potentially be a great director or producer. He's very interested in behind-the-camera work. Remember, they have spent more hours in front of the camera in the last decade than most people have in their entire career."

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1316 Points

Very nice interview with Jason and glad he speaks so highly of the Trio. However, I do agree with Headmistress LemonFaerie. Although a great # of our young American actors have screwed up not all are bad. Raven Symon of Disney’s That so Raven, comes to mind. Since her start on The Cosby Show, she seems to have grown up well in front of the camera. Again it is like LizetM said, it does have a lot to do with upbringing and the company kept. But that’s with anything in life.

Posted by 9and3qtrs[ROAR] on June 07, 2009, 07:40 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

Let’s just say this to be fair: Some people have humility, good work ethic and respect. Others do not. Let’s not generalize, ok? Mr. Isaacs has the right to his opinion and I have the right to mine. :)

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on June 07, 2009, 07:49 AM report to moderator
433 Points

Though we don’t know much about them, I would guess that the trio’s parents are top notch human beings. The actors who have had major problems also seem to have parents with major issues (not all, but some). For instance, you have parents taking their famous children to 21 and over clubs. I think Drew Barrymore’s mom used to take her to studio 54 when she was 13. It’s not a shock she eventually had major addiction problems. I think if you have well adjusted parents and are surrounded by well adjusted role models, you’re going to turn out okay.

Posted by mollywobble on June 07, 2009, 08:22 AM report to moderator
400 Points

Nice interview and I love Jason Issacs.

Posted by Athenamalfoy on June 07, 2009, 08:39 AM report to moderator
515 Points

LOL, Obviously the american teen actors he met weren’t Hufflepuffs! Respectful, humble, hard workers…those sound like Hufflepuff traits to me! So I’m publishing breaking Leaky Cauldron News. EXTRA EXTRA!! JASON ISAACS SAYS THE TRIO ARE ALL HUFFLEPUFFS!!

Posted by wisemar on June 07, 2009, 09:09 AM report to moderator
348 Points

Very nice interview. Im glad none of them rebelled. Not that it isnt common for kids their age and being in the spot light like they have been for so long. Its just refreshing to see them with their heads on straight. Its sad to know we are almost at an end of seeing them work together.

Posted by IwishIwas@Hogwarts on June 07, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
486 Points

lmao I never thought he would say that he wants one of them in rehab hehe:3 Great interview!

Posted by Chromate {ROAR} on June 07, 2009, 10:05 AM report to moderator
386 Points

i totally agree with jason… I love the way the trio and the rest of the ‘students’ are so normal, there’s no craziness at all

Posted by calliet2b4g on June 07, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
13596 Points

He’s so funny!

Posted by Garden State Geek on June 07, 2009, 10:27 AM report to moderator
82 Points
I agree with 9and3qtrs[ROAR] and mollywobble, Raven Symone is a good example and I recall reading an interview where she said that she once said some off collar joke, and her mother set her straight right away and she was almost an adult there. I guess her mother don’t play, and that’s how it should be.

I also met this older gentleman who met Rupert while he was filming CB, and just basically volunteered how humble he was, and that he was a credit to his parents and to his assistant (whom he had met.)

Posted by AJWC1 on June 07, 2009, 10:36 AM report to moderator
360 Points

ahahahahah ilove jasson isaacs…..All his interviews …. they are brilliant …. this one Iloved :) .. thank you for the news

Posted by potterrock on June 07, 2009, 10:53 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

Agreed about the American comment.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 07, 2009, 11:00 AM report to moderator

Love Isaacs tougne in cheek humor [laughs]

I think Daniel will direct[and produce]eventually,he has sure received a lot
of education on both for about 10 years now,but hope he doesn’t
forsake the front of the camera, I love watching him!!!!!
It would be SO upsetting!

And he ,Jason Issacs, knows there are exceptions to the rule he has stated about
American and English young actors ,but he has had the missfortune,
apparently,of working with American young actors who aren’t,plus he does have a lot of friends in the BIZZ in American, I’m sure they have related many stories to him of what they had to deal with.

Posted by Jeannine on June 07, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator
3006 Points

awsome! i wish i had mountains of cash to fall back on

Posted by muggle..andproudofit =:) on June 07, 2009, 12:02 PM report to moderator
19573 Points

LOL! Awesomeness!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on June 07, 2009, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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