Harry Potter's Phelps Twins Pretty Similar to Weasely Twins
Posted 07.05.11 by Mandy
When Alfonso Cuaron asked the heroes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to write an essay on their characters Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), and Emma Watson (Hermione) all responded very much like their characters would have. Grint blew off the assignment and didn't write one word, Radcliffe wrote a couple pages, and Watson wrote an extensive and detailed report. In an interview with Empire magazine a few weeks ago, Grint admitted that his own personality has merged with his character creating a "Ron-pert" person.
Well Ron's not the only Weasely to be portrayed by someone very much like himself. In a recent interview with Parade James Phelps reveals that he and his twin brother Oliver have at least one striking similarity to Fred and George Weasely: They like to play pranks.
We did do quite a few pranks on set to keep ourselves entertained, and then we could just fall back on the ‘Oh, we’re just in character’ thing.
That's a pretty convenient excuse. Phelps also revealed that his favorite character is Voldemort and that he wasn't able to keep the movie memento that he wanted most.
I always wanted to take my wand, but they kept those because they’re doing a prop tour. But it would be quite cool to have one of those one day. But the one that I did actually get to take with me was money from Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The actual coins were really detailed.
Phelps also explains why he considers Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 an action movie, even saying that one scene is more similar to Saving Private Ryan than it is to any of the previous Harry Potter movies. You can read the whole interview here, but if you're one of those who hasn't read the book, it does contain some pretty major spoilers.