It seems the time has come once again for reporters to make their way on set for interviews with the cast and crew of the “Harry Potter” films. This time, the on set report comes courtesy of the Manila Bulletin whose Janet Susan Nepales had the pleasure of speaking with not only Tom, but director David Yates and co-star’s Rupert Grint and Robbie Coltrane.
We recently went on our first visit to the set of a “Harry Potter” movie. Or we should say movies since it involves “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts I and II.” We were excited to go to Leavesden Studios in London where David Yates was directing the last installments. There were 140 extras walking around in costumes; some of them waiting for their cue while others were taking their lunch breaks at the canteen. One of the highlights for us was sitting on Professor Dumbledore’s chair in his office and pretending to create our own magical potions. We were able to talk to some of the talented crew members and cast like Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Robbie Coltraine (Rubeus Hagrid).
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was not feeling well so he was not around for the interviews. Director David Yates stressed the importance of Daniel showing up to work soon. He said, “We could be in trouble if Daniel Radcliffe is out again. I hope he feels better soon.” David, who has done two “Harry Potter” movies already and is now doing the final two, revealed that he tries to relax by doing yoga during lunch time and is planning to take three months off after doing the much-awaited final installments.
Rupert peppered his replies with a lot of his characteristic “yeahs” and “ums.” He revealed that he plays Guitar Hero with Daniel and Emma Watson when they are not filming and he definitely looks forward to keeping in touch with them when they are done doing the “Harry Potter” movies. Tom was charming and eloquent and did not look the least like the “bad guy.” “No more blonde evil wizards for me after ‘Harry Potter,’” he said. “Probably I’ll be a vampire next,” he kiddingly said. Robbie, dressed in costume, amusedly shared, “You probably don’t know but Daniel loves The Killers and Lady Gaga.”