7 Jul 2011

Deathly Hallows Press Conference and Photocall and promos

Today was the final London press conference and photocall for Harry Potter. Emma Watson and just about every one of the principal cast and crew were there, including Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Tom Felton, James and Oliver Phelps, Domhnall Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Ralph Fiennes, Natalia Tena, David Thewlis, Nick Moran, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Julie Walters, Helen McCrory, director David Yates, and producers David Heyman and David Barron. Noticably absent was Daniel Radcliffe. A shame he couldn’t make it. We have a selection of photos for you to look at in the gallery, and I’ll have some highlights from the conference up later.

question for emma: compare the kisses between ron and harry. and would you like to have kissed tom felton. media laughs.
this is really difficult. i need to be diplomatic. well dan isn’t here so it makes it slightly easier. kissing harry for that scene.. it was a figment of ron’s imagination so the kiss had to be passionate. i was half naked and covered in silver paint so that was pretty awkward.
kissing rupert was also awkward. we had just been soaked by a giant bucked of water. we had to pretend it wasn’t coming. both dan and rupert were complete gentleman. *sighs* it’s hard to put our personal history to one side. i don’t think they don’t mind me saying.. kissing gets quite boring if you do it multiple times.
jason reminds emma: and tom?
no, i don’t think i would. my 12 year old self yes. 21 year old self.. no.
question for emma: how much pressure is it being a role model for so many children?
i think hermione is such an incredible young woman. growing up alongside her definitely pushed me and i think she made me a better person and she made me work harder. i feel so privileged to play her. in terms of a role model, “the cleanest way to live as a human and artist to be true to yourself” was said to me by someone important to me. i was try to do that first and foremost.
favorite lines: i’m going to bed before either of you come up with another idea or wose expelled. she recited it as if she was in the film.

question for emma: what was the best memory you’ve liked to take away? what was most challenging thing? what’s hermione mean to you?
best memory: when helena bonham carter was torturing me. we had so much fun. really enjoyed working with her.
most challenging: i was lucky in a way because the last two films were really challenging. particularly with the last one i was so emotional anyway because of it ending. the film deals with loss. i was going through my own grieving. saying goodbye to dan/harry.. it was mirror imaging. it allowed me to bring my feelings to the role.
what does hermione mean to me: what doesn’t she mean to me? she’s been my sister. she feels so real to me. i will miss being her. getting to come into work everyday and be this girl that lives in this magical amazing world. that part is quite devastating. i’ll miss wandering around stuart craig’s sets.

i really would love to own a pensive. the idea to be able to walk around in other people’s memories.. the tool is incredible and would be for the world as a whole. to walk around in hitler’s childhood to see who he is..

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