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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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95 Comments

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2388 Points

I never realized he was that funny! :D

Posted by PotionsLover on June 08, 2009, 11:30 AM report to moderator
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491 Points

lol..nice jason..:)

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on June 08, 2009, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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What a nice interview1

Posted by saffran { roar } on June 08, 2009, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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346 Points

i wonder what type of movie heed direct.

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on June 08, 2009, 09:15 PM report to moderator
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3153 Points

jason =)

Posted by Leeann on June 08, 2009, 09:41 PM report to moderator
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3031 Points

i want to watch more films with him. i never remember to rent any…

Posted by Horcruxalej on June 09, 2009, 12:01 AM report to moderator
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78 Points

great interview!!! how right he is

Posted by phantomles on June 09, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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346 Points

i wonder what type of movie heed direct.

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on June 09, 2009, 09:17 AM report to moderator
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428 Points

nice interview… HP movies are famous enough so I think no “rebelling” in any form is needed to stir controversy…
it’s nice to know that they are what we see (the trio), sweet and responsible young adults.. I guess the difference is the country they’re living in… England is kind of still conservative while America is definitely liberated, that’s why many, but not all, american children, specially those in the limelight, are going on the “dark side”…

just my thoughts..

Posted by alegria35 on June 09, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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4007 Points

i love love love jason isaacs! he’s so funny.

Posted by KC Nox on June 09, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
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Jason is a funny guy and it’s heartwarming to confirm how down to earth the trio still is after all these years.

And I can’t believe how the tabloids are milking his supposedly funny comments about Dan. I’ve seen almost ten articles reporting how Dan Rad is ready to quit acting to become a director. Geez.

Posted by pensive on June 09, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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508 Points

How nice!!

Posted by Sanju on June 09, 2009, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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Jason Isaac is a pretty good guy himself!! The ‘trio’ must have good, centered parents, and, it seems, caring adults to work with and support them. I think it helps that the themes of the movies deal with compassion, humility, (and all of those other great traits and concepts!) I don’t think it helps those child stars who have been praised and popularized for being smart-alecky, and have been encouraged to become so to get parts.

The biggest American child star that comes to my mind, though, is Ron Howard. Granted, he’s rare, but he’s done absolutely phenomenally, and he had that kind of supportive home and acting community. They couldn’t go wrong following in their own form of little ’Opie’s’ footsteps.

Posted by Mollywobbles on June 10, 2009, 03:37 AM report to moderator
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i can’t even begin to imagine the bond that they must have between each other.
i really can’t wait to see what will become of them all as well, although it’ll be sad when it’s all over.

Posted by KirstineMeyer on June 10, 2009, 05:04 AM report to moderator
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Mollywobbles…so true! If Dan Radcliffe wants to direct/produce someday and is looking for a role model, he should take a look at what Ron Howard has done in his long career. To me, the male and female role models for child actors are Ron Howard and Jodie Foster. Both were child actors who moved successfully into adult careers. Both have also successfully moved behind the camera.

Posted by iamminerva on June 10, 2009, 08:58 AM report to moderator
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