Monday, November 8, 2010

Gryffindor Trio Share 'Harry Potter' Experiences with Magazine

The three, young, seemingly well adjusted stars of the Harry Potter films -- who’ve spent the last 10 years of their lives on camera -- gave great interviews to Entertainment Weekly about their experiences playing Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley for half their lives. (It's worth noting that none of these three actors have been involved in scandals, under-aged drinking and drug-taking incidents or other bad behavior during this period.)

Best parts of the EW interviews:

-- Daniel Radcliffe, 21, said he was in the bath when his family got the news that he’d been selected to play Harry Potter. Then he cried. He was 11 years old. “It was probably the best moment of my life,” Radcliffe told the magazine.

-- Actress Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange, said of Rupert Grint, 22, (Ron Weasley), “He’s a bit like Luna Lovegood, you know? He’s on his own moon.” Then the article described how Grint bought an ice cream truck after he got his driver’s license. Seriously.

-- EW also put together a video of the child-actors’ facing aging from the first Potter film to the last.
Image credit: Entertainment Weekly.


Cooley Horner said...

I adored the article, and I cannot WAIT until Nov. 18. I'm seeing the movie at midnight, ensuring a long work day on the 19th, but I don't even care. This movie is gonna be fierce.

Meredith O'Brien said...

I'm definitely going, probably some time opening weekend, with or without my 12-year-old Potter fanatics. I keep threatening to wear Harry Potter glasses to the theater, much to their horror.