Flawed, oh! How he is flawed.
angel(s) gripping you tight
Emma on shutting down Picadilly for DH:P1.
Dan: And you know, my initial reaction when I heard there was going to be a Harry Potter theme park was, “Okay… That’s… Okay…” Because I quite didn’t quite - you know, you don’t know what that’s going to entail.
J. K. Rowling: All the families that wrote to me and said they read every word to their children. I even met a honeymoon couple who said they read the books to each other in bed. Maybe a step too far, but listen - the whole thing has been incredible.
Dan: I’ve been in my room, really. I haven’t been out much. But I have had some orange juice from Florida and I hear that’s a big thing here. Which was delicious, so thank you for that, everybody.
What is your favorite props from the films or it could be a costume?
Tom: …Yeah, it was the first suit I ever had that fit me so it was nice to have that. I felt very sharp in that for sure.
Matt: Can I interrupt just really quickly? Uh, forgive me. In a true Neville Longbottom moment: “Why is it always me?”, I really need the loo. Okay? So I’m going to say mine is the Sword of Gryffindor, that’s my favorite, and I’ll be back by the time these people are finished. Is that alright?
Rupert: Yeah, I’m gonna do the same. The flying car!
David Heyman: Boys… They always go in pairs.
What’s your favorite line that your character said?
Domhnall: I’d say, “Mad Eye’s dead.” And that was my dad so that was good fun.
Could you compare the kiss you had with Ron and the one you had with Harry? And would you have liked to kiss Tom Felton?
Emma: I should’ve seen this one coming. Uh, right. So… This is really difficult a question, I’m trying to be diplomatic. Well Dan isn’t here so that makes it slightly easier. Well obviously kissing Dan - kissing Harry - for that scene, you know, it’s a figment of Ron’s imagination and the worst possible thing that he could ever imagine. So the kiss obviously had to be passionate. I was half-naked and covered in silver paint. So that was pretty awkward.
Uh, kissing Rupert… was also awkward. We’ve just been soaked by an enormous bucket of water, which was sort of perched - which we had to pretend we didn’t know was going to hit us, but we knew it was coming. And that was equally weird. And both strange situations to be in.
Both were complete gentlemen and it’s obviously hard to put personal history to one side considering we did grow up together and I don’t think they would mind me saying that once you’ve done it four or five times, kissing gets quite boring. So it definitely got easier.
Jason: And Tom? Who’s sitting right here?
Tom: Thanks, Jase…
Emma: His beautiful girlfriend is sitting in the left hand corner of the room so… No, I don’t think so. My twelve-year old self, absolutely. But my twenty-one year old self, no.
Emma: These last two films were the first time I found myself doing something that I really had never done before in my own life or had any way I could relate to. For example, I have no idea what it’s like to be tortured and I have no idea what it’s like to try to play twenty years older and what it would be like to say goodbye to my children at a railway station.
Emma: Yeah, it’s funny. I’m so used to having gaps in between each of the films, usually five or six months. After this last film ended, around that point, I sort of started getting this itch. It was like, “Okay, I’m ready to go back now.” And then I realized I wasn’t. That was really the moment where I had to come to terms with - it’s so difficult to process.
Dan: I said, (to Bonnie) “We should, we probably should kiss in this moment, won’t we? It might be sort of like, ‘I could be dead any minute now, Ginny. We should probably kiss.’”
What is your favorite Harry Potter film?
Tom: Yeah, it’s very hard for me to pick like one film, I think, out of the bunch that really sort of stands out. I think they’ve got better as they’ve gone on, personally. I’m a massive fan of the second one for some reason. Something about a chamber of secrets kind of allures me. But yeah, I really enjoy Deathly Hallows Part 1 and obviously I’m endlessly excited about Part 2.
Emma: It’s so weird, it’s such a mixed bag. You know? I’m so excited to go and work on other projects and sort of like have a fresh start. But then also, it also feels kind of devastating cause it’s been more than half my life and all I’ve ever known, really. So it’s kind of - it’s sort of scary to think about what life’s going to be like without it.