Daniel Radcliffe was recently interviewed, regarding his and Helena's upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. During the interview, he was asked about working with Helena, and her portrayal of Emma Watson's character, Hermione. Read the interview below!
It's been revealed that the running time for अगला month's Harry Potter film is 147 minutes, making it the third longest Potter film to date. Meanwhile, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) answered some सवालों from प्रशंसकों about the film. Here's a transcript:
Question: What was it like playing the other characters for the Seven Potters scene?
Dan: It was.. bizarre. Some were easier than others to kind of impersonate. The actor Andy [Linden], who plays Mundungus, was kind of the easiest because he has a very [breaks up] way about him to imitate. But Rupert was very very difficult because Rupert's got – his walk. आप wouldn't expect this about Rupert but आप actually analyze it Rupert has a real wiggle in his hips when he walks. So he was one of the slightly trickier ones but it was great fun. I think it's gonna be a very funny – a very good scene as well because normally if आप see विभाजित करें, विभक्त करें screen stuff in films it's often the case that आप can see the joint as it were, where its one actor playing two on screen at the same time. They don't really पार करना, क्रॉस over in each other's space. In this scene, the way we did it was very very clever and brilliant so we could have everything overlapping. And, आप know, it's an actor's dream there's seven of me on screen at one time. It's fantastic!
Question: And how was it playing Hermione?
Dan: That was fun. The girls were very very funny. I think the crew was slightly worried that I was walking around a little bit too confidently in those heels of Fleur's. But it was very good fun.
Question: Entertainment Weekly announced the विभाजित करें, विभक्त करें point for Deathly Hallows, where Voldemort gains posession of the Elder Wand from Dumbledore's tomb. I just wanted to know how long you've known about this विभाजित करें, विभक्त करें point, why this was chosen, and what your opinion is of this scene being chosen.
Dan: Well to be honest with you, Entertainment Weekly had been a little bit pre-emptive because we don't actually know where the विभाजित करें, विभक्त करें is going to be yet. I haven't actually heard that as one of places that it might be. That would seem, आप know, as an option that would be very appropriate and a very good, suspenseful moment to have. At the moment it's sort of within – in and around – sort of a few scenes difference of where it could be. I won't say where it might be yet in case I am proved very very wrong. So I hate to disappoint आप on that one.
Question: There was a strong rumor that it might be right before Malfoy Manor. Is there some truth in that without saying too much?
Dan: There is, but it could be ten scenes earlier या it could be ten scenes later. We genuinely don't know at the moment, I'm afraid.
Question: What film do आप think आप look the best in?
Dan: I would probably say the either the third film या the last one. I think those are the two which we've got the hair most right. And also, to be honest, my प्रिय time I ever look is when I'm covered in blood and sweat. I think that's how I look best. It's obviously hard to achieve that look and every दिन life, but it's certainly I think how I look sort of strongest. And I think with those kinds of scenes, it's weirdly helpful – it helps आप get into the character and get into the scene if आप are covered in all that stuff. It's actually very helpful in terms of helping आप in the performance.
Question: Some of us are looking at other interpretations – and Infinitus [a Harry Potter symposium] just passed – there were some rather major प्रशंसक films and म्यूज़िकल्स and so on. What would your reaction be to – आप know, once the films are out and over – doing something like Harry Potter: The Musical for stage?
Dan: My reaction would be pretty negative to that. I think, आप know, Harry Potter is – there are पुस्तकें and there are films – and I mean, hey, a radio play could work. I don't know how it would be done as a musical. I'm ready to be proved wrong. But I think it's a bit of a long shot and in my opinion it's not the kind of film that would make a good musical. I don't think it lends itself to those things, and I think it would be very hard to achieve a lot of hype. What am I trying to say here? Basically, if I'm being perfectly honest, I just don't think it would work and I don't think I would be particularly a big प्रशंसक of that idea.
Question: What was the most challenging thing to film physically, and then the most challenging emotionally?
Dan: संपूर्ण, कुल मिलाकर या in number seven?
Question: I would say number seven. Most fresh.
Dan: Physically? Well underwater stuff is always pretty tricky and in this case it was particularly tricky because there's a big fight scene and I'm going into a फ्रोज़न lake to get the locket, and the Horcrux is fighting for its existence and it's trying to kill me. It will be hopefully terrifying and sort of semi homage to The Omen where I'm dragged up against this bit of ice and sort of torn around द्वारा the locket. So that was pretty challenging. Other than that.. the stuff actually in the Gringott's Bank. The Lestrange मेहराब, तिजोरी, कोष्ठ where all the treasure is multiplying and multiplying. That was very hard because the way we did it, we had moving platforms on the set. So that as the treasure multiplied, the platforms would हटाइए up and we'd have to struggle onto the अगला one and the अगला one. And, yeah, I don't think my गाय का बच्चा, बछड़ा muscles have ever worked so hard. So that was physically challenging scene. Emotionally? I mean all the stuff early on in the film. In the first part, with Rupert. I mean it's very hard – as आप all know – to hate Rupert Grint in performance terms. So that was a challenge. But hopefully some really really good scenes come out of it. Also all the scenes in Godric's Hollow where Harry sees his parent's tombstone . They were obviously big, emotional moments. And Harry being such a battle hardened – almost desensitized person at this stage. Dealing with emotions that he doesn't know how to दिखाना because he's [in audible] emotions for so long and that's how he's managed to survive. He keeps his sanity द्वारा sort of ignoring, a lot of the time, his tragic past and how he feels about it. So to combine the hardship with the stoic moments was a challenge, but one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Question: What was it like to film the scene with Helena Bonham Carter playing Hermione as Bellatrix?
Dan: It was very, very fun. It was actually one of my प्रिय scenes in the film to do was all of us – Warwick Davis, myself, Helena, and Rupert – all on the गाड़ी going through Gringotts Bank. Because Helena and Warwick are hysterically funny. Both of them. And, I mean, I basically became Helena Bonham Carter's personal assistant on this film. I would just stand there and go "Helena, are आप gonna hold that coffee? Do आप want that coffee in the shot या do आप want me to हटाइए it somewhere else for you? Is that the character thing you're doing now?" And she's mad, and brilliant, and wonderful, and everything I प्यार about the English people. So that was great fun. And actually when she transforms back into Emma Watson was also hilarious. On that cart, me Emma and Rupert were all soaking wet. It was great fun. It was very very funny and, good. But yes, Helena's Hermione is very very funny. या Hermione's Helena, I suppose. It's all very confusing this film.
Question: Did Helena have to be a little और conservative?
Dan: Yes, yes yes she certainly did. She had to be और conservative than she normally would be as Bellatrix.
Question: We've heard that Part 1 is going to be और of a road movie and और different than the other Harry Potter films. Was it a different experience playing a different Harry?
Dan: Absolutely, it's a really different film. It's bizarre in a way. Funnily enough, I don't think we were aware how different it was at the time of filming. At the time, we were just doing scenes like we would do any other scene. We weren't really thinking about how different it was going to be. But then when I saw, for instance, the trailer and some of the extra footage I've seen, it just struck me how very different it's going to be because we've never seen these characters in this different complex before. I think it's one of the things that makes the first film so exciting. आप see these characters stripped of their comfortable, सुरक्षित surroundings and suddenly just out in the wilderness together. The first one is being described as a road movie because they are being so exposed and it's such a different situation, आप learn a lot और about how those characters function in that situatoin and it's a real exploration of the relationship between them. And the flaws in all their personalities. Particularly Harry and Ron – I mean Hermione as always is the voice of reason – but Harry and Ron do sort of fall apart. So yeah, it has a very different feel to it and I think hopefully people will be very excited द्वारा that.
Question: For people who haven't read the books, do आप think the प्रशंसकों reaction will turn in the first half of the movie against Dumbledore because of Rita's book?
Dan: Good question. I hope so. That's kind of the intention. Because that for me is what the first film is about. It's about faith. It's about how far can faith be tested before आप give in entirely. He hears so much about Dumbledore that is less than redeemable and he starts to really सवाल why he is going on this insane, demanding mission which is costing him his फ्रेंड्स and potentially will cost him his life.. for someone he starts to सवाल the values of. Hopefully at the end of the first film people should be very much wondering, Well what is this? What was Dumbledore's real agenda?' And they should सवाल it because it is ultimately what we want them to do. I also think – while I'm on the topic of talking about faith – it's also about, as Harry loses faith in Dumbledore and starts to fall apart, Ron and Hermione lose faith in Harry. Harry becomes – I was sort of comparing it to Harry becoming a Roman Emperor in the last days of the empire. Just paranoid and isolated and cutting himself off from his friends. And I've always felt with Harry that there is an element of a kind of master complex in him. He doesn't want to reach out for help, he wants to be the sacrifice. He has a pride stroke arrogance which means he won't always reach out to other people when he actually should. When in fact he's actually endangering his own chances of succeeding this mission and therefore the chances of saving the good of the magical world द्वारा not asking for help and not accepting help.
Question: Now that it's all over, have आप kept any mementos from the series?
Dan: I've got two pairs of glasses – one from the seventh film, which were lenseless because we use two sets of glasses on films: lenses and lenseless. We use lenseless for when there's camera reflection and things like that. And also I have a lensed pair from the first film which just seem like the tiniest little things now. So it's very sweet and they both have quite a place in my heart. And actually I'm probably going to get broken into now that I've told आप that. That was the only thing I wanted. I didn't want the wand, I certainly didn't want the broom, and so those were the only things I had my दिल set on.
Question: If आप had to choose to take the journey Harry takes in the movie in real life, would आप and why?
Dan: I think I would. Very good question. I think I would because if I had the same responsibility that Harry had in this film, I'd प्यार to think that I would be as selfless and as ब्रेव as he can be. I think I'd like to think that. And recognize the importance of what he has to do. And for the good of all those people that he loves and the people he has to help protect. So yes, I think I would although probably I don't think any of us are as ब्रेव as Harry.