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THE MOVIE: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

THE STARS:
Daniel Radcliffe • Emma Watson • Rupert Grint • Kenneth Branagh
DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus

Harry THE CONCEPT:
The young wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron (Rupert Gint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) start their second year at Hogwarts only to be faced with a dark force that is terrorizing the school.

U.S. RELEASE: November 15, Nationwide • Rated: PG

THE COMMENTS:

Do you think young children will be frightened seeing the new film?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE:

“I personally don’t think so. It’s all in the book, and if you take away the darkness in the film, then you haven’t done the book justice. If they’ve read the book, they won’t be scared at all.”

EMMA WATSON:
“I think the fans of it will be really happy with it, and I think it depends on the parent whether a child sees it.”

RUPERT GRINT:
“It’s pretty scary, and as Emma says it’s up to the parent if they want to put a child through that.”

What’s the best thing about being these characters?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE:

“I think the best thing without doubt is playing a character who has inspired children all over the world, and adults.”

EMMA WATSON:
“The best thing is the acting, which I really enjoy, and just being with so many fantastic actors and director."

RUPERT GRINT:
“For me it was coughing up slugs [in the movie] and coming to New York.”

What was it like fighting the snake?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE:

“The snake in the book is 80 feet long. We built 25 feet of it, including the head. It was actually quite hard to fight because I kept knocking the teeth out of its mouth.”

What was it like coughing up slugs?
RUPERT GRINT:

“Coughing up the slugs is probably my favorite scene because I had to try out all these different flavored slime, there was orange, lemon, peppermint, chocolate and it tasted really nice. I really enjoyed it.”

If you could do magic, what spell would you cast?
RUPERT GRINT:

“I would like to have a flying car, that would be cool.”

DANIEL RADCLIFFE:
“I would like to have the invisibility cloak, then if I got into trouble I could put on the clock and run off very fast in the opposite direction.”

What is the most satisfying aspect of doing the series”
EMMA WATSON:

“When you haven’t seen the special effects, or any of the editing, even though you’re in the scenes, there’s a massive surprise when you see it for the first time. It’s really rewarding.”

What do you identify with the most about the characters you’re playing?
RUPERT GRINT:

“When I was reading the books I always felt that I could relate to Ron because we’re kind of similar – we both have got ginger hair, we both are scared of spiders, we both have quite a big family and we both like sweets.”

DANIEL RADCLIFFE:
“I think I’m going to have to go and have therapy one day, because when I read the books I keep finding out more about myself that Harry has in his personality too, like curiosity, loyalty, not being afraid to stand up for yourself and getting into trouble.”

Will you be doing all seven films?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE:

“We’re all doing the third film, and after that who knows. Each movie takes more or less a year to film, so we’ve got quite a long way before we have to encounter that decision.”

When you’re 75 years old, you’ll still be remembered as Harry Potter, does that bother you?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE:

“If I do go onto act, I think I’m going to try to separate myself from the character but, at the same time, it’s not something I will ever be ashamed of because it’s huge achievement, and it’s something to be really proud of.”

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

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