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Actress Sophie Thompson Speaks About "Deathly Hallows" Filming as Mafilda Hopkirk

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Posted by: Edward
April 08, 2010, 12:44 AM

The BBC has posted a short video interview with Sophie Thompson, who is portraying the role of Mafilda Hopkirk in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," in which the actress mentions briefly filming for the seventh film.  Noting a particular scene filmed "a couple of weeks ago" where she is being chased by dementors. Quoteage:

"We were running away from these dementors, which Harry Potter people will know are these horrible creatures that suck out your very soul and they had to slow me down.  I was in my high heels and everything because I'm playing this little secretary character ... and they said: 'Soph, you're going too fast! Nobody can keep up!'"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" comes to theaters this November, while Part II is slated for release in July of 2011.

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174 Points

I assume she is being chased by dementors in the scene where Hermione has used polyjuice potion to become her and the dementors are chasing them when they try to steal the locket from umbridge.
It’ll be interesting to see how they did this.

Posted by gingerr_kat on April 08, 2010, 09:21 AM report to moderator
220 Points

can’t wait to see it!!!

Posted by Fabulous_luvwatson_HP on April 08, 2010, 10:40 AM report to moderator

Given how little the sixth movie resembled the sixth book, I am expecting the worst for movies 7a and 7b. But why follow a perfectly good story line when you can invent one of your own?

Posted by CassandraM on April 08, 2010, 11:07 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

cool sounds, like it is all coming together….

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on April 08, 2010, 11:10 AM report to moderator
52447 Points

That is sooo funny!!!! I am soo excited to see it!!!!

Posted by WhyAllTheGlitterâ„¢ on April 08, 2010, 11:46 AM report to moderator
2168 Points

mafalda not mafilda. and high heels and dementors?? seriously? i dont think so.
but shes not too bad a mafalda, btw

Posted by MaggieNoise on April 08, 2010, 11:57 AM report to moderator
3050 Points

“Soph, you’re going too fast! Nobody can keep up!” Haha! I hope there will be a behind-the-scenes-thing with this.

Posted by DarthWeetzie on April 08, 2010, 12:10 PM report to moderator
895 Points


Posted by Emmaria on April 08, 2010, 12:13 PM report to moderator

THE 2010 TIME 100 POLL

Posted by mmdoli on April 08, 2010, 12:41 PM report to moderator
808 Points

Sophie was really good playing evil Stella in Eastenders so I’m looking forward to seeing her in DH. I think all the polyjuice potion scenes will be interesting but especially seeing Helena Bonham Carter playing Hermione playing Bella.

Posted by Love is the greatest magic on April 08, 2010, 12:46 PM report to moderator
1183 Points

i think that hermione is supposed to be impersonating her with the polyjuice potion. the sneak peek shows hermione in very secretary-like clothing. maybe?

Posted by hermy007 on April 08, 2010, 01:00 PM report to moderator
1183 Points

oops. looks like someone said that already. ah well. :)

Posted by hermy007 on April 08, 2010, 01:01 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

they spelled her name wrong. its Mafalda not Mafilda. and thats gonna pretty funny seeing her run in heels. haha… thats one of the many seens i cant wait to see.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on April 08, 2010, 01:11 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

Please dear WB let this one at least resemble the book to some degree. Thought that was the reason for splitting it into two parts.

Posted by hewy on April 08, 2010, 01:40 PM report to moderator
271 Points

This part is in the book. Why do people keep saying that this doesn’t resemble the book? I am confused. Though i do think that it is easily possible that they will put more action in this scene then was in the book.

Posted by decarus on April 08, 2010, 01:44 PM report to moderator
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