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Rhys Ifans: "Real Honor" to be in "Deathly Hallows"

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Posted by: Edward
March 03, 2010, 08:57 PM

MTV has released a clip from a press junket interview with actor Rhys Ifans, who is set to portray the character of Xeno Lovegood in the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film, which features the actor discussing further his role in the upcoming film.  Starting by relating the "great" experience he had making the film, Mr. Ifans expanded on this by saying:

"When you're an English actor and you get the 'Harry Potter' call-- it's like Batman, you know? You have a phone, you have a normal phone, and then you have one that is made out of wood. That's the 'Potter' people. They call you up [and] you get your wand out, you put your cloak on and off you go. It's a real honor. It's like getting knighted or something."
The interview continues with the actor discussing the vastness of the Harry Potter world, as well as the "pleasantly surreal" nature of working alongside actors from previous years when struggling in the business.  Quoteage:
"You just sit with all these actors you've starved with in the theater... sitting there dressed as wizards [and] having wand-offs. So it's very pleasantly surreal."
The full clip can be viewed here:

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36 Comments

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217 Points

Isn’t he Welsh? why does he say “When you’re an English actor…”

Posted by Despina on March 04, 2010, 03:15 AM report to moderator
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1373 Points

Cool!!! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on March 04, 2010, 04:33 AM report to moderator
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98 Points

Funny interview. As an iconic Welsh actor I’m confused as to why he kept talking about being English.

Posted by hereward on March 04, 2010, 06:06 AM report to moderator
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5439 Points

Sounds amazing!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on March 04, 2010, 06:41 AM report to moderator
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5610 Points

Eeeeep.

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on March 04, 2010, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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28402 Points

I love the fact that he just smiles with obvious enjoyment when talking about being in a Harry Potter film, you can see that it is a genuine emotion, I look forward to seeing him as Xenophilius, and very glad that we will see him in the first film, so it’s only 8 months away…lol

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on March 04, 2010, 07:59 AM report to moderator
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271 Points

The trio go to Xenophilius Lovegood’s house and then are chased by snatchers from the house and captured and taken to Malfoy Manor and escape and go to shell cottage and bury Dobby and talk to the wandmaker and to Griphook all on one very long day, but still the same day and night.

This is a difference from the book, but there will be no time cut in between the Lovegood scene and the capture chase scene. It will all run into one very long day and night.

I am still hoping that the films are split after the capture scene, but maybe right as they arrive at Malfoy Manor.and then they show Voldemort gain the elder wand from Dumbledore’s tomb. Princewatch will be included in the film, but earlier on we will see them scanning through the radio listening to news, but they won’t find it just the once in the time cut in between the Lovegood scene and the capture scene.

Posted by decarus on March 04, 2010, 08:11 AM report to moderator
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187 Points

he has that wacky smile i love it

Posted by BellatrixGranger on March 04, 2010, 08:58 AM report to moderator
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8876 Points

It’s cool that he is excited to be a part of HP :)
I loved seeing him in The Boat That Rocked, it was such a great role. I dont remember how I originally imagined Xeno to look but, now when I think of him I see him looking just like Rhys Ifans :D

Posted by Moose_Starr on March 04, 2010, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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2168 Points

i dunno. iv seen him in notting hill, and he dont look like xeno to me…. but we shall see i guess

Posted by MaggieNoise on March 04, 2010, 01:44 PM report to moderator
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3777 Points

LIKE GETTING KNIGHTED is the only way to put it

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on March 04, 2010, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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271 Points

He looks pretty good as Xenophilius in the photos of him. It doesn’t even look like the guy from notting hill. I agree though he wouldn’t have been my first thought, but in costume he looks pretty good.

Posted by decarus on March 04, 2010, 02:45 PM report to moderator
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157 Points

Wow!! He is the perfect Xenophilius Lovegood!!!

Posted by IHeartHarryPotter on March 04, 2010, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I definitely look forward to seeing him perform as Xenophilus!

Posted by Kirk on March 04, 2010, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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2150 Points

I can’t wait to see it! I think there going to end part 1 when the trio goes see Luna’s dad.

Posted by KellBell{ROAR} on March 04, 2010, 05:35 PM report to moderator
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