Thursday, October 07, 2010

Deathly Hallows Set Report Roundup
Set reports from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have started to appear online on various fan sites.  Here is a listing of the ones I have seen so far with a segment from each. There will be spoilers.
Can you talk a little bit about the nude scene?
Dan Radcliffe: It’s not really a nude scene. I’ve done a nude scene (refers to Equus). There’s a fair amount of stripping off, but it’s only down to the pants [underwear], really, at the very most. There’s one scene where I have to because I’m jumping into a pool of ice. I’m jumping into this icy pool and, obviously, have to be in my pants for that. Jump in, locket tries to kill me and then Ron saves me at the last minute. I dress in a hurry. It’s not big, it doesn’t really worry me. It’s fine, and this time around they even heated the water, which was pretty nice. You felt cold out of the water, but when you’re in it, it’s pretty nice.
David Yates: “There’s this torturing with Bellatrix. Emma was really keen to do this torturing scene. I said ‘it will be really great, and we have to be really careful of how we do it. And [Emma] completely gave herself to the process. What we did was we set up a couple of cameras and Helena got on top of Emma. Basically she was writing ‘mudblood’ on her arm. She was scoring it into her skin.”
“We just let the whole thing roll for about three or four minutes. In that three or four minutes there were some good bits, and some not so good minutes. And there were one or two really powerful bits where Emma was able to just let go a little bit and forget that she was acting. She’s still acting, but she lost herself in this process for a moment. And the screams were quite horrible to listen to. On the stage, everyone felt uncomfortable. Everyone just sort of stepped back a bit. It was a very odd energy in the room because she was kind of exploring… exercising demons really. And serving the scene in doing that. It was really interesting.”
The Leaky Cauldron
Following the mindset of doing what is for the greatest benefit to the film, the “Deathly Hallows” producers and actors each feel a true sense of duty to hold true to the books.  ”Jo [Rowling] gives us the opportunities in what she has put together in Hallows to do things that I didn’t do in “Half-Blood Prince” or “Order of the Phoenix,” Yates explains.  ”She’s so imaginative, so I never feel like I’m making the same movie.
Barron reiterates, and speaks to the news that actor Jason Isaacs was able to craft a unique ending for his character at the end of the “Deathly Hallows” by saying, “Obviously, we discuss with the principal cast; they all are intelligent people, they all have views on what their character would or wouldn’t do or say.   Especially having been in for such a very long time, they really know their characters.  But, equally, we are servicing the book and so our objective is to make proper filming rendition of the book and we wouldn’t stray too far– it’s nuisances, really– we wouldn’t stray very far from what Jo has written because she has given the characters what she felt… if they needed an ending, she’s given them an ending.
Coming Soon
Q: What kind of action do you get to do?
Matthew Lewis: There’s a whole lot this year. We’ve just been rehearsing some stunts we’re doing next week. There’s an amazing bridge sequence that I don’t want to talk too much about, but there’s going to be some cool stuff in that and that’s going to be stunts of all kinds. We’ve got lots of running. I don’t know if you can see, but I fell over last week and have a scab on my knee there. Lots of running, lots of falling, lots of firing the wands off, lots of explosions and sometimes when you lose the wands, it’s more physical and that’s good. It’s just a bit of everything. It really feels like war.
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