An Epic Finale Promised for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted 10.05.09 by reelz
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Helen McCrory (who plays Narcissa Malfoy, Draco's mother) had all sorts of updates on the status of the two-part conclusion to the boy wizard's epic adventures. She is joining the rest of the cast for a read through of the script for the second part of Deathly Hallows today, and said that the sense of anticipation is really palpable.
We finish in April and it does feel different on set actually. Some people have been doing it for 10, 11 years. It's part of their lives. So although I've just joined them at the end, a lot of people have a huge emotional commitment to it. There are children that have grown up with the people on the set, like the directors and the costume designers backstage. It's a very big occasion for those people.
As a conclusion, she says Deathly Hallows can also offer something that none of the earlier Harry Potter movies could:
It's got a full stop. I think up to now, every director who has done a Harry Potter has had to do a dot-dot-dot. They know it's a sequel, they know there's another film coming out. But with this one, we can actually make everything have an epic ending. It's going to be final. And it's going to be huge. There doesn't have to be any more pauses or dot-dot-dots. So they're letting out all the stops with this one.
The underlying theme of these last two movies is how Harry becomes a man. And that, she emphasizes, really sets the stage for a dramatic finale.