Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Matt Adcock meets Harry Potter
Matt Adcock meets Harry Potter (plus Ron and Hermione)
It’s not everyday that a mere muggle like me gets to meet a famous young wizard and his two best pals (another wizard and cute young witch)… But Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) are in London promoting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – the 5th film in the block-busting series.
Matt: Hi guys, so how would maybe advise a young actor or actress who was hoping to star in a long series of films like the Harry Potter for instance?
Emma: Yeah, that’s so hard to answer. I think if someone had said to me, you know this is what it’s going to be like, whatever…a) I wouldn’t have believed them and b) you just, I don’t know, you just can’t…
Dan: …you just can’t imagine it till your there.
Matt: So as we approach the last book being released – have you thought about how would you like the story to end?
Dan: Well, none of us know how the stories are going to end, but y’know, I don’t have any specific theories because I know that whatever we can sit here and sort of talk about, Jo’s going to come up with something far more interesting or exciting than anything we could ever predict or imagine.
Emma: I don’t know, there’s this theory that Hermione is going to die and that’s just, I really didn’t have that in my plans for what she would achieve. I kind of want to see her in another country protesting for the rights of house elves or just generally making the world a better place. Hopefully y’know being married to Ron and having lots of beautiful babies? That’s the plan anyway.
Rupert: I don’t know really, it’s really hard to say. Everyone’s got there own little idea, but I’m not sure really I think if Ron had to die it wouldn’t be so bad because it’s the last one as well, which is alright!
Matt: Not long to wait now, so when you get the book will you all just go straight to the back of the book or will you read it the whole way through?
Dan: I’ll certainly be reading it the whole way through. My grandmother does that and it’s a terrible habit.
Emma: It’s really hard. I can say now, I’ll read it page to page, be really good and everything but it’s hard to say.
Rupert: I’ll be very tempted to have a little flick at the back to see if I’m still there. But I don’t know…
Matt: Do you like the Harry Potter games and merchandise?
Rupert: Yeah, definitely. It’s really weird yeah, all the merchandise is quite strange and now they’re getting more realistic, especially the games. They’ve even got my voice on it now so it is quite weird, yeah.
Emma: There’s a classic. I was in Waitrose the other day and along one of the shelves was something like Hermione’s Magic Muffins. There was actually a recipe with my head on one of those sticky things you put on top of a cupcake. I was like ‘that’s a new one!’ Brilliant. I mean, honestly, every time round there’s something new.
And with that they have to go. There’s so much that we could talk about – the actors are all chatty and obviously enjoyed reprising their roles. I’d urge you to check out the new film because for me it was by far the best of the series to date…
Read my review of the film here: http://darkmatt.blogspot.com/2007/07/harry-potter-and-order-of-phoenix.html
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Posted by Matt Adcock at 9:49 pm