On the Set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
In January 2008, ComingSoon.net was sent to London to hang out on the set for a day and chat with the cast.
We talked to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, and Bonnie Wright. You can read those interviews using the links below!
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Q: Someone said this movie was more comic, and it's sort of sex, drugs, and rock n roll for the Harry Potter world? Is that true?
Daniel Radcliffe: Yeah. I think this one certainly has got a greater sense of comedy than any of the other ones have, and I suppose you could say that it's more adult humor, but you know. It's not all a light sort of romp in the park. In this film, when it's light, it's much more comic than it has been before, but when it's dark, it's as dark if not darker than we were in say five or three.
Q: And you have more romance in this film?
Radcliffe: Yes. Yes, I've got everything with Ginny, which is, has been fun. It's good fun scenes, and hopefully that'll come across on screen. We're having quite a good time. It's slightly odd though, with Bonnie, because when Katie [Leung] came into play Cho, on the fourth film, it was very much the case when she came in, we always knew she was going to be, as a love interest. Whereas of course when I first met Bonnie, she was just another character, she was, I think, 10, 9-10 years old when I first met her, and so it's very strange. I've sort of grown up with Bonnie and now suddenly having to play love interest scenes is very, it's kind of odd.
Q: Sort of like kissing your sister?
Radcliffe: Not kissing my sister, that I just wouldn't do. Even if I did have a sister. But it's just a little bit weird when you've watched someone grow up and it's kind of, it is kind of strange, yeah.
Q: Which is similar to Harry's situation.
Radcliffe: Yeah, I suppose so. And also, I think the main problem he has with everything is he can't, you know, ever hope to be with her, well, or he thinks he can't, because of obviously her being Ron's sister. And above all else he would never jeopardize what he has with Ron, even for the sake of Ginny. I don't think.
Q: Has that dynamic come into play between you and Rupert?
Radcliffe: Thank you very, very much. It has actually. There's one great scene that we shot very early on, which was a scene where we're both lying in bed--separate beds and Ron's all talking about how much he hates the fact that Dean Thomas is going out with Ginny. And he's really being incredibly angry at Dean, and he's just, he's just saying you got to hate these people when they go out with your sister just on principle, and Harry's just sort of lying in the other bed going oh god. What am I going to do? And it's actually, I think that's a really, really fun scene, so I'm hoping there'll be more like that as well.
Q: Where's the realization moment when Harry realizes that he's now attracted to Ginny?
Radcliffe: I think it's from the first moment that he sees her again in this film and when he arrives back at the Burrow and he hugs Ginny. I think in the script there's a stage note that says 'there is something oddly charged about the moment.' So I think that's probably the first moment, certainly in the script where that's implied, and you know, I think that's absolutely right.
Q: Can you talk about Harry's sort of journey in this film as opposed to the last one, which was very dark? What happens with Harry?
Radcliffe: In the past he's sort of talked a lot about what he's going to do to, defeat Voldemort and fight him. I don't think he's ever really done anything towards it. Whereas I think in this film you actually see him obviously, you know, all under Dumbledore's instruction, but he starts to formulate plans, basically, he becomes Dumbledore's foot soldier, very, very willingly in this film. And you know, [he] goes and tries to get information for Dumbledore out of Slughorn and things like that. I think he just becomes a lot more dynamic in his kind of quest to kill Voldemort.
Q: And how is that a new challenge for you playing him?
Radcliffe: I don't know really. You just sort of do it. You approach it as you would approach any other scene. Whether or not the character's doing something different than he ever has, than he has ever done before, it's still the same character, so you still approach it with the same set of basic fundamental needs that your character has, and then you just look at the situation and apply what you know about the character to the situation to see what he would want out of it and how he would do it.
Q: In the previous film, Harry was really angry and you had to tap into that sort of rage and frustration and anger, and in this film it seems like he's on a mission now and has a confidence about what he needs to do.
Radcliffe: This is something I've talked about lots and lots and lots, but the thing that always helps me to get into a scene or into a moment is music, and whether that's for, you know, slightly angry or melancholic scenes for some reason, are very, very, you know, are helped by music more than a very happy or joyous scene is for me. I haven't actually had to go to the music a huge amount so far. There's only been one time in this film so far, which is very, very near the end and is one of the saddest scenes of the movie.
Q: What do you listen to?
Radcliffe: At the moment generally? Or just for that scene? For that scene...?
Q: When SPOILER dies?
Radcliffe: It's not actually that moment. I won't say which one it is, but it's a moment near the end of the film. It's kind of more nostalgic than it is anything else and he's actually sad. I was listening to a piece of music by --it's actually a piece of music from the "Atonement" soundtrack, and it was by, I think the composer's name is Dario Marianelli. And it was the Elegy for Dunkirk, because there's a hymn that comes up part of the way through which is really quite a rousing and--there is something kind of beautiful about the whole piece of music as a whole. And so I was listening to that before. And so that was a really nice, that was a really helpful thing to listen to.
Q: There's a lot more comedy going on on top of the dark stuff. Which do you enjoy more?
Radcliffe: Well, I enjoy doing the dark stuff a lot more than I do doing the comic stuff. I have quite a laugh doing the comic scenes I suppose. It's hard to define, but I'm a lot more comfortable doing the dark things. I sort of know where I am more with them, whereas I think I get very nervous when I'm doing comedic, because I get nervous I'll be going over the top. I haven't, 'cause I haven't done a lot of it, I'm still sort of finding out how to do it. And I've still got a lot to learn about how that stuff works. I've got a lot to learn generally, but thinking about the funnier side of the film certainly.
Q: Which film did you find the best to shoot so far?
Radcliffe: I had an amazing time on the fifth. I thought the fifth was probably one of my, certainly my favorite of the films to watch, and probably it has been my favorite to shoot. Along with the sixth actually, because it ultimately comes down to working with David Yates, and that's what makes or breaks the shooting I think for any actor, is who you're working with, and because I've been working with David, he's an amazing director and a good friend, it's been, you know, delightful. So no, it's been all around great these last two in particular.
Q: The revelation that Dumbledore is gay came out before you started shooting this film. Has that informed your performance at all on set or off set?
Radcliffe: Off set, yes. We'd been shooting for a few weeks when that came out actually, but we'd been shooting entirely almost with Michael [Gambon] and myself, and so when that came out he loved it. He thought it was hilarious. And you know, I know it didn't go down well everywhere by any stretch of the imagination, which I kind of find even funnier. I think Michael started camping it up around set. I don't think it's come out on screen at all, but he certainly was camping it up around set when he was talking to people.
Q: How so?
Radcliffe: Just generally. He was just making lots of jokes. None of which I can really say or repeat, so I'm not going to try and do them in a softer way, because it wouldn't be funny.
Q: But as far as informing the performance or relationship?
Radcliffe: Nothing. I can ensure all the fans of straight Dumbledore that they will not see gay Dumbledore in this film. Now there's one line that was always written in the script which we all found very funny afterwards because there was one line in this script where Dumbledore turns around to Slughorn and asks him if he can borrow a magazine. He says "I do love knitting patterns." And it's just one of those things where you think did [Steve] Kloves know something? Did they actually tell him to put that in? Or maybe she put it in the book, I don't know, I haven't seen that in the book, but it may very well be there.
Q: There's a scene where you're actually running through fire?
Radcliffe: Well, yes, but don't make me out to be some kind of, [action star]. There's a big gap in the fire where I'm running. I do as much of my own stunts as I possibly can. There was a thing on TV a while ago where someone was saying--I didn't actually see this but somebody told me about it--someone went up to Daniel Craig, and said "apparently it's you and Daniel Radcliffe, both do all your own stunts." Now, I'm sorry. I do as many of stunts as I can possibly do. I'm sure I've introduced someone and, by one of the stunt boys, and they said "this is Daniel Craig's stunt double," so he can't do all of them. It's like everyone always makes a big deal out of actors doing their own stunts, and the truth is, we do as much as we can, but there are some things we just never can be allowed to do because of insurance and all of that. But if you want to tell people that I'm an action star, you're more than welcome to. You have my total blessing.
Q: Rupert gets his first Quidditch in this film so did you have some fun telling him, now you know what it's really like to do this.
Radcliffe: Yeah, but the thing is, he's kind of a natural. He's brilliant. I mean, to be fair, he never had to deal--we've got new seats. We've had new seats for the past couple of years which are much more comfortable, which is great. But we had, before, he never had to deal with the old school seats, which are just like, horrible. But he's brilliant at it. I've not actually seen him, but I've been talking to loads of the guys who've been working on it and they say he's really just taken to the movements and he's totally comfortable up there, so that's great. So I'm pleased. And I'm like, which is sort of ironic, because Ron's supposed to be terrible at Quidditch. But no, he's going very, very well.
Q: Can you talk about working with some of the new cast members that you have during this film?
Radcliffe: It's amazing. We obviously have people like Jim Broadbent coming in, who's fantastic to work with. It's been a pleasure to work with him 'cause he's such a good actor. You learn from being around these people. But the thing that's been really amazing to me this year is the quality of the people who have come in to play smaller parts. Like, I mean, Georgina [Leonidas], who's playing Katie Bell in this one, and Freddie [Stroma], who's playing Cormac McLaggen. They're brilliant and it's often very hard to cast those parts because you want people who can be very good but equally if they're very, very good they might not want to do those kind. I think Freddie's about 21, Georgina's 17, and the whole larger cast has sort of come of age in this film, and they've all been excellent. They've all been totally focused, really professional, and just a pleasure to work with. So this time around it's been a real, it's been great to be honest. And we're doing a big Great Hall scene at the moment, and they can be a nightmare. They always used to be a total one when you have 400 extras in there and 30 cast, only about four people in all of them paying any attention to what they're supposed to be doing, and I'm not counting myself in that, so it used to be a nightmare. But this year, everyone's really focused, and it's kind of incredible.
Q: And do you have any scenes with Jessie Cave?
Radcliffe: Jessie's another person along these lines. I don't know how old she is, but Jessie's remarkable. She's just brilliant. Those lines that she has said as Lavender Brown could, if you did anything less than absolutely commit yourself to them 100%, they would be awful. And, just because they would sound false. Whereas the way that Jessie's doing it, she's absolutely throwing herself at these lines, and she's brilliant. So I think people will love what she's doing with Lavender in this film.
Q: And how have you seen Evanna Lynch sort of mature as an actress?
Radcliffe: It's funny, I haven't, to be honest--Evanna's only been back on for the last maybe two days or so. She's been back on a while, but in terms of scenes that I've been working with her quite closely--I think we only have our first bit of dialogue together in this film today. So I haven't really had time to access how she might have changed since the last film.
Q: Was there a day on the set that you were looking forward to or are looking forward to filming?
Radcliffe: I've been told at some point I get to do this thing called, a cumbrian slide I think it's called. I may have got that wrong. Which is where, during an action sequence, you go down this slide, but what it is, it's a piece of material with lots of people underneath it who are sort of pushing their hands up and pushing you up and pushing you down and stuff like that, and I'm quite looking forward to doing that, 'cause that sounds like really good fun. So that should be interesting. But other than that I can't really think of anything. And to be honest, my favorite scenes this time around have all been working with Michael as Dumbledore. We just have such a good time and we've had a real laugh and I think we've done some good stuff as well, so, in terms of the end of the film--I was talking to David the other day, 'cause he's seen bits of it cut together very, very roughly, and he just said it looks very, very strong the end of the film, in the cave and the cave sequence, so that should be great hopefully.
Q: What can you tell us about the seventh film?
Radcliffe: Can you tell me anything?
Q: Have they told you anything? Are there two films?
Radcliffe: I have no idea. I mean, I know all of this is being discussed, but I can kind of assure you it's being discussed almost as much by everyone that's working here as it is by you guys. We don't actually know that much at the moment.
Q: What would you like to see happen?
Radcliffe: I think it would be hard--very hard--to do it in one. I think it's possible, but it would mean very, very heavy cuts in the book. And to me, the book's not like the fourth book. In the seventh film there's no obvious sub-plot that you can take out to save time. Like in the fourth film you could kind of get away with taking out, and I know everyone wasn't presumed to be happy with this, but you can get away with taking out you know, the house elf thing. There's things you can edit. In the seventh book I really don't see that much that they can edit, so I don't know how they're going to do it in one if they do, but I think it would certainly--but then again the problem with doing it with two films is where do you find the cut point in the middle of it. The story charges on, there's so much, that it's hard to find a place. I don't know if Steve Kloves is writing it, I think he is, but if anyone's going to do be able to do it then it's him.
Q: Is there a director from the previous films that you would like to see come back or somebody...?
Radcliffe: Ideally, David Yates. To be honest. He's the person I would like most to be directed by in it. Hopefully that will happen. To my knowledge that's not even being discussed yet. I don't think David really wants to enter into a discussion--I don't know, 'cause he's just got this one to be done first, and there's a lot of work to be done on this one.
Q: Can you talk about reading the book, and when you read the book did you flip completely to the end?
Radcliffe: No, absolutely not. No. No, no, no, no. I don't do that. My grandmother does that, I think it's disgusting.
Q: Rupert said he did it.
Radcliffe: Rupert did it, well. I saw Rupert do a brilliant thing the other day. I've got to share this with you actually. He did the single laziest thing I've ever see a human being do. I'm just saying this 'cause I was so impressed by it. He sat on the sofa in his room, and I was just hanging around in his dressing room and he got a pool cue that was sort of sat behind him, and he opened the DVD player, like that, got a DVD out of the case, put it on the pool cue, up ended the pool cue, and the DVD slid into the DVD tray and closed it, and then went through the menu like that, which I thought was great. So no, I didn't flip to the back of the book. I didn't just because I wanted to read it as a whole, and I think, and I wanted to be moved by it. I don't think you give yourself a chance to be if you go straight to the back. Not that I particularly would have learned that much, because that's the brilliant thing about that, the epilogue, which I think is why she puts it in there, which is that if you could go to the back of that, you'll think you know the ending but you don't. That's the thing, 'cause you see that certain characters are still alive, and then, when you actually read it, it will still confuse you I think, at least. I was kind of very moved by it and I was, you know, yeah, I thought it was a wonderful book and brilliantly written. And how she ever sat down and started writing these books with that ending in mind is just phenomenal. The grasp of story, of the sum of books, is amazing.
Q: Can you talk about the moment where she told you, where J.K. Rowling said that you had a death scene?
Radcliffe: I'm going to make myself sound like I have a very glamorous life now. We were in the Ivy, and she'd just come to see Equus and she took me out to dinner afterwards, and it was her and her husband and me and my parents. And so we all sat down. At one point a very, very drunk former labor politician came over to me and started chatting to me, and then went away again. That's why I remember that. And then we just got talking and eventually it was one of those quite fortuitous moments when the conversation teams were my mom and my dad and Neil, and then it was just me and Jo. And I said, "ah, now's my chance." And so I just said, "please tell me, you know, do I die?" I said it more delicately than that, I think, but does Harry die. And she just said to me--she paused for a very long time, and then she said "you will have a death scene." And I was all, "ah, you're being tricky." Okay, I'll try and figure that out. And then of course it all made sense, and I sort of guessed at what that might mean. And I guessed pretty accurately, but I could never quite have expected obviously what happens in the book.
Q: Was it satisfying to you?
Radcliffe: Yes, definitely. Totally.
Q: What is it that you like about the theater?
Radcliffe: I think it's the immediacy of it. That fact, and it's also the huge amount of adrenaline rush. The absolute fear that pulses through your veins before you go on stage is incredible. But once you're on there, and, if, the best thing is if you get a sense that the audience is really listening and really with you, there's no, there's no feeling like it really. Particularly a play like Equus. This is a really tough play and they are absolutely following it and going with it, because of what we're doing here. That's a really great feeling.
Q: Do you have any apprehension about American audiences versus...
Radcliffe: I think they're more generous, but they're also much cannier in some ways, because I think there are people in American audiences that when they go to see a show I know they do things which kind of--like people sometimes get entrance rounds of applause when they go on. All stuff which I really I kind of think it might happen, but I don't want it to, because my Englishness is sort of making me go "oh, I haven't done the thing yet, I might be rubbish, don't clap yet." So also, so I think they're very generous in that way, and, but also I think they're much cannier because some of the people that would come see Equus would see maybe 50 shows a year, or something terrifying like that, so that's more than most people. Most people in London who call themselves theater goers I don't think would see 50 shows a year. I think it's going to be quite tough audiences.
Q: That's an amazing costume. Tell us about it.
Rupert Grint: Yeah, this is only a little bit of it as well. This is only part of the costume because I'm a keeper I've got this massive leather body pad and I've got this hat sort of Keeper hat like a padded helmet. I've been enjoying Quidditch this year. It's been alright. It is a bit of an anticlimax because it is actually really painful and really uncomfortable.
Q: How so?
Grint: 'Cause you're sitting on a broom and that is quite uncomfortable. And we've got harnesses and rigs where the broom moves like that and it does hurt a bit but it is good fun and I am enjoying it.
Q: Daniel said now you understand why he's not crazy for it.
Grint: I do yeah. This is the first time I've got to play Quidditch. I've always as I've always been quite keen to try it out. Yeah, he's always said it's quite painful and he's definitely right it's not too comfortable.
Q: So what happens on the field? We are told it is a little more comic than we're use to.
Grint: It is. This one is a lot more light-hearted than the last one. The last one was really quite dark but this one's got a few more lighter sort of moments. The Quidditch is quite fun 'cause for Ron there is two sides to it. There's a side when he thinks he's really good 'cause he thinks he's taken the potion and there's the other side at the try-outs where he's actually not very good. I have to do a bit of both of this one.
Q: You also get some romance in this movie. Can you talk about that?
Grint: Yeah sure. Ron gets a girlfriend in this one. Jessie Cave who plays Lavender is really cool. She's really funny. We've already filmed the kissing scene a few weeks ago. It was actually quite embarrassing. I wasn't feeling too uncomfortable about it until the actual day came. The actual scene we did it in the common room full of people cheering and I was standing on this little plinth, this stage and it was actually um, I felt quite self-conscious really 'cause everyone's there looking at us. We were both quite nervous about it but it was alright.
Q: Was that your first on screen love scene or kissing scene?
Grint: No, I did a little one in "Driving Lessons," there was a little kiss in that. But that was alright 'cause I was just on my own. But on this one it was a lot different. Once we did the first few it was good.
Q: How many takes did you have to do? I think Daniel said for his he had to do something like 30.
Grint: 30 yeah. No mine was nothing like that. I think it was around eight because he knew we were quite uncomfortable about it and it was quite nerve wracking scene so he kept it to I think about eight so it wasn't too bad.
Q: Did you pop a lot of gum or mints before?
Grint: Yeah, I did yeah, definitely.
Q: It is really a different relationship between Ron and Lavender than we're use to seeing in the books. It's the only one scene that is kind of teenage hormonal, purely physical. Was that hard for you at all?
Grint: No, we've only done a few sort of excerpts from it, but it is quite funny really. He's pretty one sided 'cause right from the beginning Ron is never really sort of comfortable with the whole thing and this is sort of his first proper relationship. She gets a little bit too crazy and possessive and that and sort of scares him a little bit and he becomes kind of one sided. It was quite fun. She's really funny as well as Lavender.
Q: In the last film Ron had some issues with Harry and it was kind of dark. Tell me about Ron's character's journey in this film and how it's different.
Grint: He's a bit more cocky in this one 'cause he's on the Quidditch team and he's got a girlfriend and sort of thinks he's quite special. It was quite a new thing to do because before he was a little bit of a nerd and not really fitting in. But now it is quite fun to do all that sort of stuff.
Q: What does Hermione think of him having a girlfriend in this movie?
Grint: I think she's a bit jealous and you can see probably see that in the film 'cause there are a few scenes that suggest she does sort of like Ron and it sort of leads up to the seventh film.
Q: What's your feelings about seven coming up no matter what shape it takes, is the feeling changing around here since you've been around here so long as things are starting to get to the end now?
Grint: Yeah, I suppose. I loved the seventh book. I thought it was really good and I really liked the ending myself. So yeah I'm really looking forward to doing it. I'm not really consciously thinking about it 'cause I'm doing this but it's the first time we've really known where it's going to go. Before there has always been a book that hasn't been out yet so yeah it's going to be quite cool.
Q: What do you think has been the most challenging thing that you've had to do so far?
Grint: Quidditch is quite hard. I was surprised at how physical it is 'cause we had to do quite a bit of training on a trampoline which was actually quite scary 'cause we were going quite high. They rigged us up to this wire rig and we had to do flips and stuff and I didn't really feel very comfortable doing that.
Q: Once J.K. Rowling made the revelation that Dumbledore was gay that Michael Gambon off camera would kind of swishy things. Is that true?
Grint: I dunno. I haven't actually done a scene with Michael Gambon yet. But I was quite shocked at it and it was quite funny. When you sort of think about it is does make sense really in some ways. I think it's cool.
Q: When we see you guys on the red carpets or on the junkets we always ask what you thought about the end and what would actually happen. What did happen when you all finally read the book? Did you all call each other or what was the reaction?
Grint: I was quite surprised really 'cause there was so much hype about it that I was expecting one of us to not make it. So I was really surprised 'cause I thought one of us would go. I was happy 'cause it is a really nice ending and we all live happily ever after so it was nice. It was good.
Q: Are you prepared to let this go?
Grint: I dunno. You can definitely feel it coming to an end now and I think it's going to be quite sad and I will miss it. It's been quite a long time now, it's been like 9 years and I've really enjoyed it so I dunno. It's going to be really weird yeah.
Q: We've basically seen you all grow up on screen. How odd is that for you?
Grint: It is especially when I'm coming up on 20 this year so it is really weird. Especially 'cause they've been playing the old films on TV recently and I've caught a few bits on them and it is really strange looking at them 'cause we were so different then.
Q: Daniel said he teased you about having to do the kissing scene but did he give you any kind of advise or tips before it or did he just laugh at you?
Grint: Yeah basically he did yeah. No he really didn't give me any advise. It all happened quite quickly really. It was over quite quickly and it was quite embarrassing and I wasn't really looking forward to it. But it was alright.
Q: Was Jessie a good kisser?
Grint: No, yeah, it was good. It is quite a quick kiss and yeah, it was good yeah.
Q: When you were reading book seven was there anything that you really look forward to filming while reading it?
Grint: Yeah, I'm really interested in the end 'cause in the end it sort of skips to 19 years later and how they are going to do that. Sort of make-up or something.
Q: Did you read the end of the book when you got it in your hands? Did you flip immediately to the end?
Grint: Yeah, I did. I couldn't handle it I had to find out.
Q: Were you afraid at all that Ron was going to die, would you have cared?
Grint: It would have been quite fun I suppose it would have been quite a cool scene and it was the last book so I wouldn't have been missing out on anything so it would have been quite fun. But I think the ending as it happened was the right way to go.
Q: So are you ready to do the Harry Potter reunion special in 10 years?
Grint: Oh God. Not yet but maybe in the future but probably not for a while.
Q: Ron's got to deal with the death of SPOILER in seven so that's got to be quite intense too?
Grint: Yeah it is. That's going to be quite tricky. That was quite sad actually when reading that. I'm looking forward to seven it's going to be really cool.
Q: Tell us about the scene where you take a love potion.
Grint: Yeah that was quite a cool and fun thing to do. Ron takes these chocolates that are poisoned with this love poison and Ron goes into this sort of strange drunk like state. Yeah that was quite a fun thing to do. It was one of the first things we did. It was cool.
Q: When we spoke at the last set visit everyone was saying that you have the best trailer. Is that still the case?
Grint: Yeah definitely. I've got a really cool trailer.
Q: You've got a ping-pong table…
Grint: Ping-pong table, table football, yeah it's just really cool. It's sort of that everyone goes there and tries to beat me at table tennis.
Q: Are you a gamer?
Grint: Yeah I've got a Wii, yeah. It's good.
Q: You an air guitar fan?
Grint: Yeah, I've played that. I've actually got one here and I do like it. WTF IS AIR GUITAR?
Q: Are you good at it?
Grint: I'm not bad, yeah. Depends what song it is.
Q: What's your game of choice?
Grint: My game of choice? At the moment I'm playing Tiger Woods on the Wii. I'm a bit of a golf fan so it's really good. I'm enjoying that.
Q: Have you taken your ice-cream truck out yet?
Grint: I was going to bring it out quite recently but it's broken down. It needs a new engine and it needs a load of new parts and I'm going to give it a new paint job. It's going to look really cool.
Q: Are you going to do it yourself?
Grint: No, I don't know anything about it.
Q: Do you have a name for it?
Grint: It's a Mr. Whippy.
Q: Any dream roles after Harry Potter?
Grint: I'm not sure. There's nothing in particular really. I think I'd like to play someone who's a little bit mean. I think that would be quite cool or evil that would be different I suppose.
Q: If you found the perfect role how far would you go to get it? Would you shave your head, would you gain weight, would you dye your hair?
Grint: Yeah, I'd definitely go with the hair. I guess I'd probably do anything 'cause in the film "Thunder Pants" I had to have a perm for that one so that was quite an extreme thing.
Q: They actually permed your hair?
Grint: Yeah they actually permed my hair.
Q: So did you have to grow it out longer to have them perm it?
Grint: It was quite long anyway so they just permed it and it was a proper permanent. For a while I wore a cap everywhere. It was quite embarrassing.
Q: Are you able to go about and about in London?
Grint: Yeah, I am getting recognized a bit more now since the last film but it's still fine. It never happens too much. It's good.
Q: What kind of things do you usually like to go out and do?
Grint: I see quite a few bands.
Q: Like who?
Grint: I went to the V festival last year that was quite cool. It's all these different bands. The Killers played there it was cool.
Q: Do you have any crazy stalker fan stories? When you are approached on the street has anyone ever done something or said something inappropriate?
Grint: No stalkers or anything strange like that. Nothing really strange. We get sent some unique things. I get sent pajamas all the time.
Grint: Pajamas yeah. SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas was a funny thing to get.
Q: If there was one thing you could change about Ron what would it be?
Grint: I've always liked Ron. He was always sort of my favorite character in the book. I dunno, nothing probably. I've always got on with him.
Q: He's perfect?
Grint: Yeah. Do you not think him a handsome man? Yes, yes I do daresay he is. LOL /p&p
Q: Is there an element in this film that when Harry and Ginny start to get together does Ron have a reaction to that?
Grint: Yeah definitely, Ron is very protective of Ginny in this one. There are a few scenes, 'cause she also goes out with Dean Thomas as well and she gets a bit flirty with him and Ron doesn't really like that and disapproves a little bit. So that was quite a fun thing to do.
Q: Now that you're 20, is it easier for you to relate to your character now that they are getting older and dating?
Grint: Yeah I suppose it is 'cause I've always been a few years ahead of Ron and that sort of helps you know what goes on. Especially with the whole sister protective thing 'cause I've got little sisters as well and I sort of take it from that a little bit. It is good.
Q: Tell us about passing your driver's test.
EM: Yeah! Oh, I'm so happy. I took it this morning at nine o'clock and I kind of didn't tell anyone here in case I didn't pass. Everyone was like, "Oh, so, what happened?" So- but no, I'm reall, really pleased. I'm really pleased. It went really well.
Q: So where are you going to drive?
EM: Where am I going to drive? Well, my dad lives in London and I live in Oxford so I kind of- it'll be great to be able to come up and down to London, just being able to drive myself and yeah, it'll be great. I can't wait. It's like freedom. It's going to be amazing. I can't wait.
TLC: I don't think your plan of not telling many people worked because three seperate people in that chair told us that you were taking your test. (EM: Really?!) Yeah.
EM: Oh God. (laughs) Well, I tried to keep it on the low. Like I didn't tell- the only person I told- I told Rupert about it because he's already taken his and failed the first time so we were both like talking about it and I was like, "How can I avoid this?" and whatever and we were kind of laughing about it. I told Rupert, but I- he's quite good. Like he doesn't tell other people. But yeah. No, I didn't many people. I didn't tell many people.
Q: This movie is like the romantic comedy "Harry Potter." Is that right? Is there a lot of that?
Emma Watson: Yeah. It kind of is. It really, certainly for Hermione in this one it's about her relationship with Ron and how that develops and doesn't develop because obviously his kind of affair going on with Lavender. So I think it'll be very humorous. It's certainly been hilarious to film and we've been in absolute fits of laughter to the point where we've had to go, "I'm sorry. We need five or ten minutes because, frankly, this just isn't happening." So it's been really, really fun.
Q: What's been the best part of what you've filmed so far?
Watson: I guess one of the things that I like most about this one is that obviously the relationship, but also there's loads of scenes between Hermione and Harry because Ron and Hermione have all these problems. That kind of brings Harry and Hermione closer and there's loads of scenes of them talking and there's a scene where Hermione sees Ron kiss Lavender for the first time. They both really sympathize with each other because Hermione is really upset about Ron and Harry is also really down about Ginny who he really likes, but can't do anything about. So I really like those scenes. I know it's not the most exciting and it doesn't have the most visual FX or there aren't any dragons or anything in it, but for me I think they're really funny and really kind of sympathetic. I think those are going to be really good.
Q: What are some of the way that you show your jealousy?
Watson: Well, Hermione takes Cormac who's in the film [and] is this horrible kind of slimy guy who is kind of really arrogant. He really shows off about everything and is really horrible. Hermione, as she says, he's vulgar and wouldn't even consider him until, obviously, Ron kind of really hurts her and goes off with Lavender. So she kind of uses him to get back at Ron because she knows that's the person that will annoy him the most, if she went off with him, because they have this kind of competitive Quidditch thing going on as well. It's quite clever and just shows you the lengths that girls will go to. It's quite funny because he's actually genuinely quite cute on Hermione and she's trying to get away from him.
Q: Cormac is?
Watson: Cormac really likes Hermione. It's really funny. We're doing a scene at Slughorn's dinner for SlugClub and we were doing a shot, and again I just couldn't keep it together for the show, but basically Cormac is giving Hermione all these looks and David [Yates] was really experimenting with how ridiculous he could make it. Cormac was kind of licking cream off of his finger and looking at Hermione and all of this stuff. I don't know how he expected me to keep it so together. So Hermione is enraged by this like, "Oh, my God!" She completely can't handle it. It's so funny. It's really funny and Freddie [Stroma] plays it really well. Good things are in store. It's going to be really funny.
Q: Does Ron get that you're jealous and upset by his new girlfriend?
Watson: I think he does, but he's really jealous because he finds out from Harry, or well, he doesn't find out from Harry, but he kind of asks the question, "Do you think Hermione and Cormac kissed?" They probably didn't. It wasn't shown in the film. Harry says, "They probably did." He gets really jealous and that's kind of like, "Oh, well." So I think he does get it. I think that they're both so in denial about their feelings that it's funny.
Q: Can you talk about getting the seventh book and reading that?
Watson: My goodness, yeah. It was really awful because I had just gone on holiday when I was being sent the book and it went to my house. So I actually had to go cue up and buy it because I wanted to read it so bad and didn't want to wait until I got home. So that was kind of awkward because everyone was kind of looking at me like, "Oh, my God, it's Hermione. She's getting in line with us to get the book." That was really funny. I went down to Borders and I got quite a lot of attention.
Q: Did you read the end of the book first or wait until you got there?
Watson: No. I was really good. I was really restrained. I didn't want the magic to be over. I wanted to kind of make it last as long as I could. I did read it to the end though and it was good.
Q: So Rupert is the only one who went to the end first.
Watson: That's such a Rupert thing to do. He's amazingly lazy. He should make a sport of being lazy. HAHAHAHA
Q: Yeah, that's what Daniel [Radcliffe] was saying. He told us about the thing with the DVD player.
Watson: He's like nothing that you've ever seen. He's so lazy in a really kind of endearing way, but that's such a Rupert thing to do.
Q: Does everyone still hangout in his dressing room?
Watson: Yeah, kind of. It is. Mine is kind of boring in comparison because he's got all the games. He's got table-tennis and pool and everything. His is still definitely the place to be.
Q: Have you been emotionally or mentally preparing yourself for when this all comes to an end in a couple of years?
Watson: Yeah, kind of. I guess that I'm just aware that this is the last one and I know what happens. I know where it's all going and how it's going to wrap itself up. Obviously I'll be really sad, but I'll also be really excited because it means that other things can start.
Q: I read that you recently did your first new project in doing "Ballet Shoes." How has it changed you as an actress to start working with other people on a different story?
Watson: It really gave me a lot of confidence and I learned so much from doing it. Doing a film for TV was so different in terms of the pace and in terms of the budget, in terms of everything. So I really loved it a lot and I'm so glad that I did it.
Q: It's much more an intimate thing than you're used to.
Watson: Yeah, it really was and I loved that because everyone was kind of close and everyone pulled together as a team because it was such a small crew trying to do such a big thing. I really enjoyed it.
Q: What kind of things do you do to let go of Hermione for another role?
Watson: Well, I was really worried about that at first. I was worried that Hermione would come out, that as I was saying the lines that I'd find it hard to be someone else, but because I identified so much with Pauline and her story basically that I surprised myself with how just kind of naturally it came to be her and be in her mindset if that makes sense. So it came pretty easy.
Q: Can you talk about your official website? Are you enjoying running it and what did you want to do with it?
Watson: Yeah, I really do. It's just a really fun thing to do. It sounds really cheesy, but I really just wanted to give something back. I get so many letters and stuff that I don't really have a chance to read and I don't really have a way of communicating with people and with fans of the film and of Hermione and all of that. So I just wanted a way for me to be able to communicate with them because I can't respond to each individual letter and can't meet everyone personally because that'd be physically impossible. I just figured that was a really good way to do it and it was a fun way of doing it. I think it's worked really well and has been really useful. I'm really pleased that I did it.
On screen, Draco is a jealous and condescending kid who despises Harry Potter, but Tom Felton who portrays the villain is actually very friendly with Daniel Radcliffe and talked to us about his view on his character that people love to hate:
Q: You have a major role in this film.
Tom Felton: Yes. A bit more to sink the teeth into, that's for sure.
Q: Talk about that and the challenge about taking on a central sort of role?
Felton: Well, in the story Draco has slightly more of a central plot as far as good and evil. I think that for the last sort of five years he's always been very envious that Harry is the chosen one. I think that he's given the opportunity to be the chosen one for the other guys. I think that at first he laps up the opportunity to do so.
Q: Then he discovers that it's not all it's cracked up to be?
Felton: Something like that, yeah. I think that he has a few internal questions that have difficulty being answered within himself. He doesn't quite realize the severity of what he's about to get himself into, nor the lack of confidence that he really has in what he's trying to achieve.
Q: After all these years and all these films how does it feel for you to finally be taking center stage in a way?
Felton: It's great to find out more about the character and to dive a bit deeper into why he is the way that he is and this goes into his relationship with his a father a bit more. His father is not around in this film and so he feels slightly weaker without him, definitely, but he knows that he's the man of the Malfoy Manner and so he has to step up his game. It's a contradiction too. He wants to step up and be the big shot, but equally he knows deep down that he's not half the man that Harry is, I'm sure.
Q: There's a bit with Snape where no one really knows if he's good or bad yet.
Felton: That's right.
Q: Where do you think he stands then?
Felton: He's not keen on the idea that someone is overlooking him or wants to aid. He loves the idea that he was the chosen one and no one else. "No one can help me. Leave it to me. I'll do it. I'll sort it out." That inevitably doesn't end up in his favor, but I think when Snape tries to interfere with his plans and tries to help him in a good way he's very keen to say no thank you, though not in those words.
Q: And he even breaks off a bit from his cronies, right? Now theys too busy smoking la ganja
Felton: Oh, yeah. Like I said, in his previous years he never really had much going on in his day to day school life and so picking on the locals was his pastime, but I think now he's certainly deeper in his state of mind and the little trivial things that used to get him through the day don't seem to excite him the same the way they did. He seems to be a lot more distant and wrapped in his own thoughts as you would be if you'd been given this task.
Q: What have you found to be the most challenging thing for this particular production?
Felton: Well, so far we've only been through a certain portion of it and so I'm sure the best is yet to come. I like the idea of this conflicting personality in him. Half of him is desperate to be the next chosen one and so forth while the other half is desperately upset that his father isn't there. He knows deep down that it's not going to happen and that feeling slowly grows and grows towards the end in which it all goes belly up.
Q: Is this the robe that you're wearing through most of the movie?
Felton: [laughs] I believe so. It's sort of like an undertaker's. He's gone to very black and smart this year. Generally speaking, yes. Obviously he has the school uniform for the in hours time, but believe it or not this is casual for Draco. I tried to think about what he'd wear to a wedding or something.
Q: Do you think this reflects Draco more because he now feels more important?
Felton: Yeah, no doubt. He laps up the idea of wearing threads that are not available to every child in the school and he certainly stands out like a sore thumb because of it. It definitely gives him that sense of superiority and his father would have it no other way, I'm sure. He laps it up.
Q: Your character isn't that good, but when you see yourself playing this character do you think that he's horrible?
Felton: Not particularly. I have to admit that in previous years he's always been a bit slimy. He's not really horrible. He's bratty and snobbish and various other words that I can't use, but in this film he's matured a lot, or you'd like to think so, anyway. He has no interest anymore in calling Harry a whatever. He's trying to get this internal job done secretly and so I think it's definitely developed more so.
Q: He does take a real violent action early on while on the train.
Felton: Yeah, that was nice. I've been waiting years to do that. It was very good fun to do that and it's very nice to have the upper hand even if it was only momentarily. It did feel good and it was very enjoyable. I think that goes back to his idea of being the chosen one. He likes the idea of putting one up on the actual chosen one. So that was a proud moment for Draco, obviously.
Q: Your character is constantly at odds with Harry. So what is your real interaction like with Daniel [Radcliffe]?
Felton: Young Daniel. Very well. We've obviously known each other now for many years. It's quite strange because as much as we've grown up together we also haven't because we have sort of four or five months in between films and every time we come back we're both slightly more mature and slightly into different things and so forth. It's useful that we're both great cricket appreciators. We can wind away the hours talking about cricket which I'm sure doesn't interest you at all, but that's generally the topic of conversation between the two of us and obviously we're both keen on films and various other bits and music as well. I'm not sure that we're both into the same music, but we're both very passionate about music. So we have enough in common to remain a healthy friendship.
Q: As an actor you're in the peculiar position of playing a popular character, but a character that everybody loves to hate.
Felton: Yeah, it's a funny one.
Q: Does that rebound to you as a person when you get recognized on the street? Do people tend to get the character and the actor confused?
Felton: I have to admit that I'm very lucky in that when I'm normally dressed – I hope that you take my word for it that I don't wander around the streets dressed as such. I try to go a bit more casual. So generally speaking I'm very lucky in that I don't get pointed out or recognized on the street. I've had a few experiences with youngsters over the years, people who are probably slightly too young to understand that I'm not who I am on the screen. So they can hide behind the parent's legs. That's the common one, but it must be okay if the kids are scared. I must be doing something right. I can't be going too wrong.
Q: What do you have that you're looking forward to filming that you've not already done?
Felton: Young Daniel and I have a nice battle in the toilets which I'm looking forward to. That sounds a bit dodgy doesn't it, but I assure you it's all above board. So that'll be fun, doing a bit of an action sequence, so to speak, and of course the final scene on the astronomy tower. I'm very much looking forward to that. I've read the scene so many times that I've got it in my head about how it looks. So I'm actually excited about what's going to be produced. LOL why the hell does he keep calling Dan "Young Daniel"?
Q: What's your reaction to book number seven?
Felton: I thoroughly enjoyed it. Honestly, as soon as it was out I was desperate to see what we'd potentially be working on in years to come. I was a late fan of the books. When I first went for auditions I wasn't that familiar with the works. So slowly, but surely I've become a big fan of the stories more than anything else. So I thoroughly enjoyed the seventh one. I know that some people have mixed reviews, but I thought that the end scene with the big battle in the school, evil and good – I thought it was perfect. That's not how I envisioned it, but that's how I would've liked it to end. It had a lot of deaths as well which was a bit of a shock, but adds a nice sort of final touch. You can tell that it's the last book by the way that everyone is sort of passing on really. It's going to be hectic. I'm looking forward to it.
Q: Did you flip to the end first?
Felton: Oh, no. I'm a patient man when it comes to those things. I was happy. I knew that it was the last book and I knew that once that was done there would be no more future adventures to go on. So I made sure that I took it relatively slowly. I managed to do a couple of chapters a week. I managed to pan it out over a month or two unlike my friends who all read it in forty eight hours and of course were desperate to tell you everything that happened. I managed to refrain from hearing it.
Q: What do you think about Rupert Grint being the only one of the cast who flipped to the end immediately?
Felton: Really?! I thought higher of him. Really, I did. I'm going to bring this one up the next time I see him. I'm disappointed with the lad. I'm sure that he did it with good intentions.
Q: Draco goes back and forth a lot in that book. Can you talk about that?
Felton: Yeah, it's a bit of a funny one. That bit in the middle I was thinking, "What's going on? Is there something sort of boiling up inside?" Then at the end he goes back to his old ways of, "I'm not going to let you do what you want to do, Harry." I'm glad that there was that final bit and that we had a chance to get it out. I thought there was a really nice bit towards the end, the last few words in the book about Harry seeing his child off onto the train and seeing Draco putting his child on the same train. I thought that would be a brilliant final shot at the end of it all.
Q: His child is named Scorpius.
Felton: Yeah. [laughs] What to say. It wasn't my choice. HAHAHAHAHA
Q: If the epilogue is kept in is there somebody that you'd like to see play the older you or would you like to try to be the older you?
Felton: I don't know really. I haven't really given it much thought. I'm sure that they'll attend to that when they come to it. I'll be happy to try to put on a few years if I can do that. Yeah, certainly, but if not then Johnny Depp might be free. I'm probably getting ahead of myself though. I haven't thought of it, to be fair.
Q: Do you think there's hope for Draco to become a better person?
Felton: I really thought that he was going to, but no. Generally I think it's pretty bedded down inside of him that he's just a slimy guy.
Q: I was hoping in the seventh book he might do something good. I suppose that saving Harry would be too much.
Felton: Well, Harry saves him, doesn't he, twice. So I thought there was going to be a big, "Thanks for everything. I'm sorry for being a jerk for eight years or whatever."
Q: He does get punched in the face though.
Felton: Yeah, I get my half comeuppance, I think. I'm just a big punching bag, aren't I, really?
Bonnie Wright gives her take on the love scenes between her character Ginny and Harry Potter to ComingSoon.net when we sat down with her on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
Q: You get to have a romantic scene this time around. Can you talk about that?
Bonnie Wright: Yeah, well there's two. The second one is obviously much more romantic and how it comes. It's changed the film quite a lot for me and more kind of development of what she entails and what she has to do. I've enjoyed it.
Q: How was it shooting the scene with your character and Harry's character together?
Wright: It was great. It's weird, I guess, after you've known someone for a long time, it's quite weird to do that, but it was fine. It wasn't too bad. It was better than I expected which is good.
Q: Were you excited about the outcome in book seven?
Wright: Yeah. I really enjoyed what happen, the final half ending that happens, so to speak. Obviously there's a large part of time in which they've spent apart. I also thought also actually while I was reading it that it was a short thing and it'll never go back to how it was and so I was happy when it did.
Q: Even more than the romance you and Harry become more of a integral part of the storyline. How has that changing for you as you play that?
Wright: Shooting this one there's been much for me to do. I guess there's been much more of the character to dig into and get myself into. There's even more scenes that build up in moments, for instance, in the relationship with Harry. They kind of build up and make it something more special for the characters. I think the character development has been good for me and I don't think that she's really ever been able to have that much in the films. I had more in the last one and obviously had a part in the second one, but I think it'll definitely come across to the audience in this one that she's much more developed.
Q: What do you think are her most important attributes?
Wright: I think that considering, obviously, that she's known Harry since she was really young that she understands from a friendly side that he's within the family. She obviously understands what he goes through and she's not always thinking about if he's the chosen one or what his motives are. I think that she kind of loves him for who he is, kind of like in a family way in which like Mrs. Weasley does.
Q: When they get together at this point do you think she feels that it's a true love, kind of lifelong thing?
Wright: I don't think she's the kind of person that holds onto something or thinks so much of something and kind of builds something up in her head. I think that she just waits and sees and is quite patient. For instance, we know that she's liked Harry since they were quite young and she's been patient and waiting, holding off and has never really been that bothered. So I don't think in this first relationship that she ever thinks it's something that as we know develops into the seventh.
Q: What's been the most exciting thing for you on this film so far or what are you looking forward to the most?
Wright: I really enjoyed, or well so far I've really liked doing all the scenes at the Weasley house. That was really fun and kind of humorous to film and it was a really interesting scene that we did out in the weeds around the Weasley house at night. That was exciting because it had a lot of action in it without being really action packed in the sense of magic and different things. It was much more serious and quiet and really scary, obviously, in the middle of the night and being surrounded by people that we can't actually see. I'm also really looking forward to also the Christmas party. It'll be fun to dress up and everyone will be in that. It feels like we've shot loads of things, but there's so much to come.
Q: What do you think it is that brings Harry around this time and makes him see her in a different, especially considering that she's liked him all this time?
Wright: I think it comes quite as a surprise to him that he starts to see her in a different light and starts to think, "Oh, wait a minute. I can't do this because she's the little sister of my best friend." It's that kind of weird issue and getting past that. I don't know. I think in order for him to recognize her she's obviously come a lot more out of her shell and she's not that shy person that we saw in book one and two. I think that just stepping out obviously made him realize someone who he always saw just around the house, a sort of sisterly kind of thing.
Q: How does she handle it at first when she realizes that Harry does have feelings for her?
Wright: I think at first she almost casts it off as him being generally nice and friendly and being how he's always been. I think she does start to realize it and I think that it also rekindles things that she likes in him as well because I think that for a time she's probably tried to forget about him, in a sense.
Q: Have you shot the Quidditch scenes?
Wright: Yeah, we've done some of the scenes and we've got some more of them to do. I've done some of the flying, but not stuck on the ground.
Q: How was that for you?
Wright: It was fun. I never really realized how much they really, or how quite powerful the machines were that you go up on and how much they spin you around. It's such a weird idea. I'm standing up there, sitting on a broom and I'm meant to be flying. It's really weird.
Q: Rupert [Grint] was complaining that it's quite painful.
Wright: You do get quite sore. You don't really realize how much, like I say, that it throws you around. I did one where I was spinning completely, horizontally, three hundred and sixty degrees and I was like, "Ah, this hurts." You're obviously strapped in, but it's still quite a weird experience.
Q: What are most looking forward to filming in the next movie and how do you feel about it being the last film in the series?
Wright: I guess it'll be interesting to see how in the seventh one they'll do the epilogue and those parts of the scene. I think there's that moment in the seventh one where he's at the house at Christmas, I think, where they exchange gifts or something. WAT I don't know what I'm looking forward to. It depends. There's just so much in the seventh one that it'll be interesting to see how they portray it.
Q: You have a steamy moment with Harry in that one as well.
Wright: Yeah. I don't know how they'll portray that. I wonder.
Q: When the Weasleys are all together do you guys feel like a family on set?
Wright: Yeah, I think so. There's obviously a big family here and so all of us together in the Weasley house there is that. Also the set is amazing and it's really colorful and very different from the other much darker sets that are really kind of bare like Hogwarts, obviously. It's just fun because Julie Walters who plays Mrs. Weasley is so much fun to be with. I've always known that I'm going to laugh loads when we're doing those scenes. I've never had a dull day at the Weasley house. It's always fun.
Q: Do you want to continue acting after these series of movies?
Wright: Yeah, definitely. I've really enjoyed it and I'd never done it before we started on these films. So I've really enjoyed it and it's opened up a lot for me. I never knew anything about the film industry at all, what's involved. There are so many things to it with all the things that go behind it, all the sets and the costumes. You just don't realize it and that's really interesting to me as well.
Q: What sort of films do you think you'd like to do afterwards?
Wright: Well, I guess after playing the same character for quite a while I'd be interested in playing really different characters. After playing someone for so long you're quite stuck with that same character. So it'd be interesting to do someone that was drastically different. I’m quite interested in characters that you almost have to, not research into them, but that they're so unlike yourself that you almost have to look into them and what goes on in their minds.
Q: What kinds of films do you like to watch yourself?
Wright: I like loads of films. I'm not really into one thing. I do like action, but not like thriller ones. I kind of like the more independent films. I guess this is very much a blockbuster film, "Harry Potter," but I think it does have aspects of much more individual films. I think definitely the last one, how David Yates did it, was more low key and more about character. I like things with a lot of character development.
Q: What's been the best acting advice anyone's giving you?
Wright: Well, I think that a lot of time in acting there can be so much going on in your mind that you're thinking about the process of what you're doing. In life you're never really thinking about what you're doing in the day to day, what you're feeling – you just feel it. You don't think about being angry. You feel being angry. So in a sense those two opposites, don't think, but feel what you're thinking.
Q: Who told you that?
Wright: Quite a lot of people have told me that. David Yates taught me quite a lot.
Q: What did you learn by working with him?
Wright: I definitely think that he opened up the idea of a kind of actor/director who's really into knowing your ideas behind your character. He's obviously thinking about the whole picture and every other character whereas we're just thinking almost about ourselves, our own characters. So it was having the idea that you can give as much as you can. David likes to build a relationship with you and know what you believe about your character. Since I've been doing this since I was nine you kind of feel that you know what you should be doing in that scene or how you should be acting. So it's giving your own kind of thoughts was something that I was able to do.
Anyway, I'm sad that non of the HP people are gonna be on CoCoLo Christopher's Show :(