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Dan Radcliffe Talks Return of Gary Oldman and More for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 02:02 PM

In a new interview with MTV, actor Dan Radcliffe discusses filming the scene in the forest for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting he is nervous about filming that long walk in the forest, Dan tells MTV "The good thing is — it suddenly occurred to me the other day — Gary Oldman will be in there for that scene," the young actor said. "He's always somebody who — just from being around, I don't know whether it is from some kind of quite pure and childish desire to want to impress him or out of the fact that he just gets something out of me — having him around for some reason on the fifth film was such an amazing thing for me as an actor, and hopefully he'll have that effect again."

Director David Yates and Dan also speak on the epilogue, and having the main Trio appear in that scene.

"There's something extraordinary about the audience's knowledge of them when they were this high and then seeing them where they are 38," he said. "There's something really beautiful about that circle, so it has to be them. I think if after seven or eight movies, we recast them in that last scene — we all thought, 'No way, we can't do that.' " Radcliffe admitted that he always feared the epilogue: "This is the last image people are going to have of the films, and I'd rather they did it with other actors than did it with us and it looked bad." But after seeing how realistically visual effects modified an actor's age in "Benjamin Button," he's become a convert. "I might get to see what I look like if I was 5-foot-8, which will be a thrill for me!" he laughed."

Related: You can see two videos on this subject, with new comments from Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright on the prospect of appearing in the Epilogue as well as a hilarious one from Dan on the actual names of the two DH films.

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348 Points

Sorry if someone already stated this…couldnt read all the posts…but i think the idea of JK making a cameo is such a good idea and i think she should dress up as Professor Trelawney! lol. I mean i can see that cant you? Emma cant come back. All shes really gotta do is appear over the side of the banister and drop a crystal ball on someones head. Kinda like how the director..(i cannot remember his name as im sitting here) from Lord of the Rings popped in and out so fast out of each one of the 3 movies. lol. Just a thought.

Posted by IwishIwas@Hogwarts on July 17, 2009, 09:27 AM report to moderator
123 Points

I think a scene with Jo & her daughter would be great. Just have her and her daughter with a cart loaded up for hogwarts, go up to harry and ask where platform 9 & 3/4 is then say thanks and leave.

Posted by superman82 on July 17, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
925 Points

How about Jo’s daughter, Jessica, playing the non-speaking role of Ariana Dumbledore?

Posted by Graymayne on July 17, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

Gary Oldman is pretty much perfect in my opinion as Sirius. What Dan says about him is really something :) And yeah JKR should definitely make a cameo in DH.
(The Lord of the Rings director is Peter Jackson. He also had a cameo role in Hot Fuzz)

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 17, 2009, 10:10 AM report to moderator
1231 Points

“If you see a hot girl on set, trying to chat her up whilst wearing a school boy’s uniform.”


Posted by Tassana Burrfoot on July 17, 2009, 10:56 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

Cool! I loved Gary Oldman and I can’t wait to see what the Trio look like in the epilogue!

41 Points

Oh, the epilogue! It’s so scary to think that there’ll be no more movies after two years have passed…

Posted by Moo on July 17, 2009, 12:21 PM report to moderator
150 Points

Wow. i cant wait to see what everybody will look like when there older – and what the childern will look like!

Posted by AndreaB09 on July 17, 2009, 12:43 PM report to moderator
13757 Points


Posted by GTHunter [FTC!] on July 17, 2009, 01:44 PM report to moderator
34 Points

that is the # 1 scene i’m looking forward to, followed by the battle of hogwarts, than #3 ginny and harry kiss, #4 hermione and ron kiss, and #5 the 19 years later too…if they are done well, than the rest of the movie will be Legendary

Posted by m_umana622 on July 17, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

i really like gary…when i watched the dark knight i was like SIRIUSS! you have glasses now? lol

2169 Points

Gary´s back, baby! Gosh! I love him. His portrayal of Sirius awesome! He is amazing! And yes, it would be cool if Jo passed past the camera in DH. it would awesome.

Posted by Tamyris on July 17, 2009, 02:49 PM report to moderator

I can wait for the epiloge. I don’t wan’t it to end. We lost Star wars, Indiana jones and soon HP. NOOOOOOOOOO say it ain’t so JOE. Oh well it has been a great ride but i am not ready to get off yet :)

Posted by doublecore on July 17, 2009, 02:53 PM report to moderator
586 Points

The last couple chapters are the best ever! I can’t wait to see them on screen! And it’ll be awesome to see Dan, Emma, Rupert, Bonnie, and Tom in the epilouge!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on July 17, 2009, 03:24 PM report to moderator
586 Points

Oh, I like superman82’s idea for JK Rowling! (Her and her daughter going to Hogwarts and asking Harry a question about the platform) That would be kool!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on July 17, 2009, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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