However, I also spoke to a few other cast members and with getting released next week, it’s time to post my last on set interview and it’s with James Phelps and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).
During the interview, the Phelps twins talked about the series ending and what it’s been like for them, what items they could have “hypothetically” taken home from set, memorable moments from the films, their reaction to reading book seven and finding out what happened to their characters, and so much more.
James: I guess it’s kind of, even when we were doing the other ones we were comic relief and everything, but we didn’t want to make them like clowns as it were all the time.
when the production was still shooting at Leavesden Studios outside London.
As you might imagine, it was an amazing experience and you can read about it here.
Director Mike Newell broke a rib fighting Oliver Phelps (who plays George Weasley) whilst trying to demonstrate how the twins should fight in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Newell reveals the result was that "I'd made a complete arsehole out of myself in front of four hundred children." During the filming of The Chamber of Secrets, Emma Watson had a huge crush on Tom Felton (who played Draco Malfoy.) "He must have known" she comments.
In the past you’ve been sort of comic relief but in these two, you (James) die and you (Oliver) lose an ear.
Can you talk about getting to those places for these characters?
I definitely wanna start with a Joe question for the two of you: what’s it like in the real world, being in these two films playing these two iconic characters, what perks do you get when you go to Starbucks and whatnot? James: I suppose the best thing about it, cause we’ve been out with Tom (Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy) who I think is at the other end of the spectrum, if we’re ever out 9 times out of 10 kids especially will feel more welcome speaking to Oliver and I than they will speaking to Tom, even though Tom’s a lovely chap and everything but because he plays Malfoy they all think he’s instantly evil, whereas Oliver and I are a bit more approachable.
Now, big things happen to your characters in these films.
The young Voldemort, seen for the first time in Half Blood Prince, is played by Ralph Fiennes' own nephew, Hero Fiennes Tiffin. ' " Design and visual effects Helena Bonham Carter adores her character's costume and believes that Bellatrix Lestrange's breasts should "almost have their own film credit." The book shows a sketch of Hogwarts that JK Rowling drew for production designer Stuart Craig on their first meeting.
Emma Watson gave set-designer Stephanie Mc Millan advice on how Hermione's bedroom, eventually seen in The Deathly Hallows, should look: " 'Why are there not more books? It is in blue biro, with a scribbled forest and a rather comical squid in the great lake.
Whilst animating Hagrid's three-headed dog Fluffy, the CGI team created distinct personalities for each head.