28 November 2010

Updated: Interview: Dan and Emma talk Deathly Hallows part 1 TU magazine (Mexico)

In a new interview with Tu magazine, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson spoke about filming the kiss scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1, their on-screen relationship, and meeting J.K. Rowling. That can be read below, courtesy of HPLA.

Update: scans! (Dan's interview) thanks @ThomasFeltonUK for letting me know.

Daniel Radcliffe

You looked a little nervous while filming the kissing scene. Why? Every teenager in the world wants to kiss you!

Really? Well, Harry was nervous. He’s shy and quiet. In this scene he’s supposed to be sad because he knows he has to leave, and he has to leave Ginny, it’s probably the last time he sees her. He’s feeling melancholic.

If you don’t mind kissing your co-star, is there something that makes you nervous during filming?
I try to relax myself on set, but I’m always a little worried and at the same time excited because I have to film these important scenes, but I think it’s normal. There must be a level of concern, always, because you feel excited and that makes you want to do your best. So I don’t think it’s a bad thing that I feel nervous before filming certain scenes.

Years before the director had to explain everything to you, now you’ve matured a lot as an actor, you do an amazing job!
Well, thank you very much. I’m very proud of the first HP movies. I’m so lucky to have worked with these amazing actors. I think I learned so much from them. I think that’s the best part about these movies. The amazing people they brought to my life.

Do you remember when you first got involved on this projects? When you met JK Rowling, for example? Did she immediately like you?
She still likes me (laughs). I can’t remember the first day I met her. Oh, yes! I remember! All the actors from the first movie were gathered to be fitted for costumes. All of us kids were playing with her daughter because she was so little, we were sitting in the dining room. That’s the day we met her.

Has your relationship changed with her through the years? Did she come to the set often?
The relationship hasn’t changes one bit, but she’s been involved less in the production of the last movies. She visited the set once or twice maybe, and she’s consulted when the scripts are written. But generally speaking, she’s been very happy with the 6 films she’s seen so far. There’s a level of confidence. She went to see Equus, in which I had a nude scene and she came backstage and told me “That’s it. You’ll be nude in the rest of the movies” (laughs). She’s great. Admirable.

She started everything.
Yes. I guess that when you achieve that level of success, you must have so much confidence because of everything you’ve done. She’s the one who started this adventure. I think she’s very happy with where this whole franchise has gone. She doesn’t like that term, “franchise”. But this is also a business.

And the Pottermania is still on top. We found out a Japanese fan came to visit you recently. What do you think about all these passionate followers like her?
The Japanese fans are some of the most passionate fans I’ve seen. They can reall scream! (laughs). When the girls approach me I have to breathe in, take my time, and try to calm them down.. It’s still scary that effect that I have on people, but it’s not really me, it’s Harry.

There’s everything in this saga; love, action, sadness. What was the most daring thing you did in this movie?
We filmed a scene in the forest. You’ll like it, I promise. We were running and jumping, but I was breathless and tired, in the end we were all the same. One of the actors in the scene dared me “I bet I can catch you immediately” i said, “No, you can’t”. I try to be in good shape, but at the same tim I was exhausted. I’m 20, he’s 40, but I couldn’t do it anymore, so I’m not taking people’s dares ever again.

What’s the first ting you notice when you see a girl for the first time?
Her eyes, I think. I don’t know. I really don’t pay attention to what I notice first. Whatever is her best attribute (laughs).