October issue of Nickelodeon magazine, reporters interviewed the three main cast
members from the HP Movie: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.
Below are the interviews that were published in the issue. Enjoy them!
Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter
NICKELODEON MAGAZINE: Was it hard to be a star of a movie when you didn't
have much experience?
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: It was nerve-racking. The first day on the set, I was very
nervous. I was used to rehearsing with about eight other people, and then I got
to the set and, including the extras, there were like 150 people there.
NM: What's the hardest part about acting?
DR: Getting the right emotions. Generally, I try to think about a song or a
book, and that emotion comes out with my expressions.
NM: What was a hard scene to do?
DR: The mirror scene. It's the emotional center of the movie, so I had to get
the right thought into my head.
NM: Did you have to do any special training to play Harry?
DR: Yes. Because I did a lot of my own stunts, I had to do a lot of gymnastics
training. One of my stunt doubles was this thin guy called David Holmes. He's a
great gymnast. He's been teaching me gymnastics, and it's so much fun.
NM:What was your favorite stunt?
DR: There was one shot where I was hanging one-handed from my broomstick,
twenty-two feet in the air. I was wired up to the broom - with a huge airbag
underneath me - and they moved me around up there. That was pretty cool.
NM: Would you want to be friends with Harry in real life?
DR: Absolutely. I like his curiosity and his loyalty. And his magic powers, too.
He's so serious, but at the same time he can be very funny.
Harry Potter Book: Number two, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. "I
suppose it's the darkest, but so much goes on in it."
Scene To Film: the chess scene. "The set is Amazing."
Rupert Grint: Ron Weasley
NICKOLODEON MAGAZINE:What's your favorite thing about Ron?
RUPERT GRINT: He's really funny. And you also kind of fell sorry for him because
he's always got hand-me-downs.
NM: What stunt did you enjoy doing?
RG: I was on a wire and dropped from really, really high up into the Devil's
Snare. It was fun, so I liked it when we had to do more takes.
NM: If you could play someone else in the movie, who would it be?
RG: I like the sound of Malfoy. He's pretty nasty at times, and that would be
quite fun. It would be cool to have the audience against me.
NM: How long did you go to school during filming?
RG: We had a tutor on the set. Whenever we weren't filming, we were in the
classroom studying. We had to study a minimum of three hours and a maximum of
five hours a day.
NM: What school subject are you good at?
RG: I like to draw. I drew a picture of Alan Rickman [who plays Severus Snape].
It was kind of amazing, but really ugly. Then I found out that he was right
behind me, watching me draw this picture. He took it really well.
Harry Potter book:Number three, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."I
liked all the bits about Scabbers being an Animagus. And Ron gets an owl."
Character: Ron."Even before I got to play him in the film!"
Scene to film: The chess scene. "There were these great huge chess pieces,
and I got to ride a really cool horse."
Emma Watson: Hermione
NICKOLODEON MAGAZINE: How did you get the part?
EMMA WATSON: My drama teacher [at school] called out my name at assembly and
asked if I'd like to do the audition. I went up with a couple of my friends for
a bit of a laugh. Then it got more and more serious. It was really scary, but it
NM: How are you and Hermione alike?
EW: She loves cats, and so do I. I adore animals, but cats are my favorite. I've
got two, Bubbles and Domino.
NM: Is there anything you don't like about Hermione?
EW: She's a bit too [concerned with] rules. She overdoes it when Harry gets the
Firebolt and she seeks out Professor McGonagall. She was obviously worried, but
I probably would've had a talk with my friend before I sought out a teacher.
NM: Was there a scene that was particularly hard to do?
EW: Yes. Neville comes up to me with his toad, Trevor, and says,"Do you
want to kiss Trevor goodnight?" Every time he did this I burst into
laughter. I was supposed to give him an "I hate you" look, but I
couldn't help myself. It took me about eight takes to get it.