Rupert Grint Talks Deathly Hallows: Part 2; Tom Felton Talks Spooning
05.25.11 by Mandy
With only 50 days left until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Empire has devoted a big chunk of its new issue to all things Harry Potter. The magazine features an interview with one member of the core trio, Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasely. He has apparently become quite attached to his character over the years.
It's all kind of embedded in me; we've almost become the same person over the years, sort of merged into this Ron-pert. Even now.
Grint also commented on the battle scenes, and from his description they sound to be just as epic as they were in the book.
But the battle sequences are great, I think. It was just so big and epic; there was one scene in the courtyard where it's one big, continuous shot and they have five cameras picking up everything, and there's giants and fire and big craters. Even for Harry Potter, it felt really huge. These sets, they did actually destroy them. The rubble you see is actually the set falling apart. It's quite weird seeing all these sets that I've grown up in as piles of rubble, there's something strange about that. But it's going to be amazing.
Empire also features an interview with Draco Malfoy, himself, Tom Felton. He discussed what it was like to work with some of the most celebrated actors in the world.
I've always been in among the kids looking sneery, whereas in this one I was really the only child amongst the realm of evil. When you see that call sheet in the morning, it's great. You've got Alan Rickman and all these, literally, knighted actors and you think, "Oh my god". I spent two days in pure silence not saying anything to anyone out of pure fear! It was a very cool few days filming. Watching Helena was one of my favourites I think.
Felton also recently spoke at the Big Apple Comic Con. He joked that he would want to play Lucius in twenty years if there's a remake, and also said that he would consider working with Daniel Radcliffe again in the future.
Me and Daniel have always been saying that we want to do I film where I'm the hero and he's the villain. We will only work together again with that stipulation in mind.
The crowd at Comic Con didn't just want to hear about a professional relationship between Felton and Radcliffe. Apparently fan art and fan fiction have stirred up audiences about a Draco-Harry romance.
I must stress [that the pictures in fan fiction] aren't real, I promise, Daniel and I have never spooned in bed! It's weird when people want me and Dan to date. That would have been a twist [in the movies] wouldn't it? Well, if Harry had the chance…
While some fans might want to see Harry and Draco together, it seems pretty safe to assume that J.K. Rowling never intended for Harry and Draco to have the same sort of relationship that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had.