Emma Watson Interview For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2′
After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). However, now that Voldemort has obtained the Elder Wand, he aims to complete his final stage to ultimate power and launches an attack on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten to take over both the Wizarding World and Muggle world. Check out what Emma Watson had to say about the film below, throughout the films she has played the intelligent and loyal Hermoine Granger, one of the three main protagonists. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2′ hits cinemas in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D July 15th.
How does it feel to be at the end of this Harry Potter journey?
Emma Watson: It’s so strange, I can’t even articulate it, I guess emotional overall. But also I’m really excited about the next chapter of my life starting, but then obviously I feel really sad and kind of nostalgic with this series coming to an end. Its been such a huge part of my life, it’s almost scary to acknowledge that there’s going to be so much change. But it’s exciting too….I don’t know, I’m all over the place (laughs). I can’t even say the right thing (laughs).
Playing Hermoine over this past decade, a lot of people have seen you grow up, do you think a part of the character rubbed off on you at all?
Emma Watson: Yeah, I was thinking about this the other day – how much of me went into her, or how much of her went into me, the lines really blur. I know one thing for sure, through playing her, it’s definitely made me…..she’s so incredible, she’s such an incredible person that you can’t help but, if you’re in that body for eight or nine hours a day, I’m positive that it helped me stretch myself and push myself more and make myself a better person, I’m positive of that.
I’ve been told that when you auditioned for her, you were very much like her already.
Emma Watson: (Laughs) I a hundred percent was. I had that same eager to please attitude, eager to do well, I had that same kind of bossiness, that same kind of attitude, the same attitude towards boys she had as well. We had a lot in common, absolutely.
One of the things I’ve been hearing from readers of the book is that even though they’ve read the book, they know everything that has happened, but it doesn’t matter, the emotion of it….
Emma Watson: I completely agree! It’s so funny, it took me by surprise and I made the film! I was apart of the process of making it and it really took me back. There’s so much that happens in the book, it’s almost impossible to remember all of those plot points. Having read the book, it doesn’t change the fact that you really feel that you don’t know what’s going to come next. I think that is the beauty and the genius of David Yates, there’s nothing predictable about it at all.
He’s so soft spoken.
Emma Watson: He’s the most gentle man! He’s so kind, he never, in the whole time making the last four Harry Potter movies, I never heard him raise his voice once. He’s absolutely incredible. The amount of stress and pressure, I don’t even know how he conceptualised and had all of this in his head. We were making two movies at once, he’s just amazing, an amazing, amazing man.
Part 2 is all out war.
Emma Watson: Yeah, it feels very apocalyptic. The word epic doesn’t quite do it justice, it’s epic times four. As I’ve said before I was so blown away by it, although….and I was nervous about this, although it’s in 3D and there’s all these great big battle scenes, it still has so much heart, so much drama, so much emotional intensity, realness and truth in it. There’s never a minute where you don’t feel really involved.
For me it’s a lot to do with the characters, it’s very much character driven.
Emma Watson: Yes, that’s completely true. All of the battles are completely character driven, there’s no excess, there’s no, “oh wouldn’t it be cool to throw in this epic wand battle thing here, or this explosion there.” There’s nothing that doesn’t need to be there, but still the scale of it is so beautiful. It will really take people breathe away.
There’s some nice pauses in it as well, because the pace is pretty relentless, from the minute you sit down, right until the end, you really have barely any time to catch your breathe. But the kiss with Ron and Hermoine is this wonderful break in all the chaos, all the fear and sadness, all of that going on. They just have a moment where that’s all that really matters, the two of them, they can die at any moment, but I feel they just feel like in that moment that if they don’t tell each other how they feel about each other.….they have to, it’s completely organic, completely natural. Rupert and I put in this nice laugh that they had afterwards because it almost feels ridiculous that it hasn’t happened sooner. The minute that it happens, it’s so right that it’s like, “why didn’t we do this years ago?”
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