Thursday, September 07, 2006

Young Snape Speaks with Older Snape has published an interesting interview with twenty-year-old Alec Hopkins, the actor who will be playing the part of young Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In the article, Alec speaks about getting the part and his experiences on set, including meeting and chatting with the original Severus Snape, Mr. Alan Rickman.

“Alan Rickman spent a couple of hours having a chat with me about the part and obviously that was nerve wracking; there was me as a nobody and then this famous actor. He’s very serious about acting but he likes to joke around. It was really nice and it surprised me - I thought a big star would be different but he was so nice.”

The actor then added: “The part is pretty easy as it’s such a small scene, but because the character has been portrayed by someone before, it’s about taking someone’s characteristics and trying to copy them. I watched how he moved, spoke and the emotions he goes through. He also gave me some pointers about the character – how he would walk and hold himself, like keeping a straight back.”

You can read the entire article

Source: HPANA

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