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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Wizard Meeting, Part 3/3

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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and To,m Felton at the New York premiere © Warner Bros

We continue and conclude our report from the July 9 meeting of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright as they look to the future…

Are you happy with the way the next film is shaping up?

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and To,m Felton at the New York premiere © Warner Bros
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and To,m Felton at the New York premiere © Warner Bros

Daniel I couldn’t be happier, personally. I’m so excited about the seventh film. I don’t know if anyone else has had the same experience as me over the last couple of days, but seeing the sixth film again we are doing something very, very different. We’re not at Hogwarts. The difference that makes it extraordinary.

Emma Yeah. It’s not very often that in the middle of film-making you stop and go, ‘This is going to be awesome.’ I’ve done that on a number of occasions. We’ve just done this amazing scene in the forest where I’m being chased by the Snatchers. I’ve never done anything like it, nothing even close. I’ve never done any serious stunts or any real action. It’s so exciting and just really dynamic.

I think because all of us are finished with school and we’re all just totally focused on this finale and it’s out of Hogwarts and just about the three of us, it’s just going to be…or well, I hope it’s going to be brilliant. It feels totally different. I feel like I’m on a different film. The other films have this structure and it’s like we come into the great hall and then we have this talk. That’s just kind of gone. It’s going to be great.

How do you feel with author JK Rowling visits the sets and have you talk to her much about your characters?

Filming in the studio © Warner Bros
Filming in the studio © Warner Bros

Tom I haven’t seen her for a while on set but I had the pleasure of seeing her two nights ago at the London premiere and, obviously, as an actor her part of her project, you do what to hear what she’s got to say and she was very complimentary about the whole film which, honestly, is the ultimate honor at the end of it, really. For her to be happy with the performances is truly great for us.

Daniel Absolutely. She’s always been very, very good at kind of letting go of the films and realizing that they’re totally separate entities from the books. So she’s not been too precious about anything. She realizes that things have to be cut in order to make them viewable. So she’s always been very good and when she comes out to the set it’s a pleasure. It’s a rare treat because I don’t think she wants us to feel that she’s come kind of prying. She’s always been wonderful and is an incredibly gracious and lovely woman.

Bonnie I also the sense of trust she’s given a lot of people, like the people in the art department and costume and the whole idea of the visual aspects of the film, I think it shows that she trusts the creative perfection everyone seems to put in these films. Everyone never leaves out any description at all. But, I think, unfortunately, a lot of her world is not seen in the films.