David Yates, David Heyman, and Tom Felton Discuss "Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
January 07, 2011, 08:18 PM
In a new article in USA Today, director David Yates and producer David Heyman talked about the general atmosphere of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2":
"The very last one's a big old epic, with lots of battles and dragons
and goblins. It's going to be operatic. And then it's over," says
director David Yates.
"The decision to split this into two was purely a creative one. By doing
two, there's more detail and more time to engage with the characters in
the way that we do," says producer David Heyman. "It allows the audience time to bring themselves to it. The audience has
the time to project their own feelings and engage with the characters."
Both Yates and Heyman, as well as Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), also discussed some of the feelings that came with ending the film series:
Asked if he's feeling nostalgic, Yates says, "I don't think we ever took
it for granted. We'd sometimes joke about what we're going to do when
it's all over. We'll never have this amount of resources again. We're
going to have to go back into the real world, after living in this
"One of the greatest gifts that Jo Rowling and
the whole franchise has given (the actors) is that we can really end up
making a kid's night just from saying hello," Felton says. "I was 12
when we started shooting; 13 when it came out. I'm 23 now. It's been a
"You don't see people growing up, not when you're
there. It's only when you look back at the films. ... Look at Daniel!
He was bloody tiny. My face was like a basketball. But those angelic
features seem to have left me," he jokes.
"The last film will be it. It's never going to be
like this again. You never take this for granted," Heyman says. "You
want to do the end justice, so there's a little bit of anxiety."
You can see the rest of the article here
Tom’s face was seriously like a basketball know that I think of it.
I am REALLY looking forward to the final battle, it should be epic! :D
Awesome. :P Nice interview. :) Can’t wait for the battle… By far my favorite part… :P
Cue the “End of an Era” music by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls!
I can hardly believe it’s about to end! Am I :) or :(? I cannot yet decide.
Oh! what a nostalgic interview. I want to cry now!. I Love You so much Tom <3
It really is the End of an Era for everyone dedicated to this fandom!
that’s fantastic so when will we see a countdown for Part 2 Leaky??
Haha Toms face is really like a basketball now when i think of it
i cant wait for part 2, it’s going to be EPIC !!!!!! :D:D:D
but i dont want it to endd!! :(
Everything comes to an end. That’s the beauty of it. But you know what! Harry Potter will always be a classic and schools might even assign it to the children for English studies. Plus, we’ve all got each other here, in the largest Harry Potter social website to keep the passion strong.
@gene lin: so right. i am passing the torch on to my daughter. i am also studying to be a teacher, so I am going to be assigning it to my future students. ;-)
I’m so excited! it’s going to be so intense all the time, and probably really sad too with all the deaths..
But all the same, i can’t wait! :)
@Bless_the_children, thank you for telling us about the song ‘End of an Era’. Very appropriate. Even when all the films have come out, we’ll all continue to be inspired by the Harry Potter books, and in time we’ll also have our DVD box sets of the films (or whatever medium is used for video in future decades).
It’s going to be so sad when it ends! Haha Dan was so cute!!
going to be very sad, but we in fandom will survive and go on to influence the next generation by buying the books, boxed sets dvds etc for birthday and Christmas presents, Jo did an amazing thing getting children to want to read a book and use their imagination instead of staring at computers or tiny screens with someone else’s vision of what the world should look like. Personally I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next :)