Daniel Radcliffe ‘Harry’s Like A Roman Emperor’

Though it’s not out until Harry Potter, every scrap of news gets me more and more excited about the penultimate instalment of the series.

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson spoke to Yahoo! Movies and spilled the beans on what it’s been like filming The Deathly Hallows Part I.

The films always differ from the books but we do know that we’re going to be seeing Harry, Ron and Hermione running across the English countryside looking for the elusive horcruxes.

Here’s what Radcliffe had to say about the movie.

“The main thing is we’re not at Hogwarts. It makes a huge difference. It gives the film a totally different feel. It might take people a while to adjust to this one. Part One is a road movie. And the action is going to be pretty extraordinary.”

The dynamics between the main trio are strained in the next movie and Harry’s leading his friends into an uncertain future.

“Harry is like a Roman Emperor in his last days and everyone is turning on him. Harry is completely paranoid about what Ron and Hermione are saying about him. He thinks they’re doubting his leadership, but while he is asking people that, he himself is doubting his leadership. He has no plan, so he is pretty useless.”

Emma Watson seemed to enjoy a little break from Hogwarts,

“It was so nice to be outside, in the forest and out of the studio – running about. It was so much fun. Because it’s such an emotional, heavy film, it was nice to get out and do some action stuff.

They were very fun scenes to film. Being out of Hogwarts just makes it really different. It just gives the audience a whole different experience. I’m so excited to see it together.”

It sounds like they were off on a jolly holiday but Watson thinks otherwise.

“It’s challenging in every way – physically, emotionally. They’re away from home. They’re isolated, they don’t have any news. They don’t know what they’re doing. They’re pulling at shreds. Dumbledore had hardly left them anything to go on.”


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