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James Phelps Talks Fred Weasley's Death Scene

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Posted by: Mel
July 01, 2011, 07:46 PM

Parade has a new interview with James Phelps (Fred Weasley) where he discusses, among other things, what it was like to have a death scene for a character he's played for ten years:

“It was surreal. I feel like a really close friend has died. It was more like a Saving Private Ryan scene than Harry Potter, so it was kind of cool, because every guy wants to be in an action movie and that’s what this is. But I pretty much just laid there and fell asleep. I think it was more of a challenge for the other guys than me. Rupert [Grint] and Oliver [Phelps], they really upped their game for that one. Hopefully people will like how it's been done.”

Phelps also reflected on his first day of shooting on "Philosopher's Stone":

“I remember it very clearly. We were in a little village in Yorkshire, literally in the middle of the countryside, and we shot the last scene of the first movie when Harry gets back on the train. That’s the first scene we ever shot, and I can remember being nervous as hell.”


Phelps also goes into what souvenir he took from the Harry Potter set and sharing the experience of filming the movies with his brother Oliver in the rest of the interview, which you can read here.

Many thanks to Parade!

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38 Comments

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Actually, I do think that scene might be really hard! Because, you have to cry and pretend to be upset about a person dying, when isn’t really dying! And, you can just burst out laughing at any moment, especially when your just lying there, listening to people trying to cry around you! So, props to them! And, I think I’m going to cry when it happens! Poor Fred! D;

Posted by . on July 02, 2011, 07:49 PM report to moderator
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Ooooh…. sobs I started crying! I’m so not ready to see this scene!

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on July 02, 2011, 09:06 PM report to moderator
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why did have to die? ;(((((

Posted by Luna on July 03, 2011, 01:16 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for the movie! Although that part is going to be sad.

Posted by sirius33 on July 03, 2011, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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awww im gonna be sad to see fred’s death :[, i will have tears in my eyes because every character is special in my heart

Posted by handhrfan18 on July 03, 2011, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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i am probably gonna cry because if you were to ask me my favorite charecters they would be fred,george, and hermione.

Posted by hp12369 on July 05, 2011, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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imagine what Oliver felt like . Must be quite akward to see your own brother lying dead on the floor :/

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on July 07, 2011, 08:12 AM report to moderator
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It is going to be so sad!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 08, 2011, 12:35 PM report to moderator
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