Archive for the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I’ Category
An HQ behind-the-scenes photo of Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood along with Matt Lewis as Neville Longbottom (who else loved the wonderful deviation they did to Luna and Neville in DH2?) has been uploaded in the gallery here.
The upcoming ultimate celebration Harry Potter issue of Empire Magazine – which comes out on May 26 – has a whole set of interview with the cast, film crew and more, including never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes.
Empire has spent six months travelling the globe to shoot and interview EVERYONE involved in the making of an eight-movie phenomenon, for our unmissable collectors’ celebration.
Evanna Lynch along with fellow Potter co-stars Matthew Lewis, Mark Williams, Warwick Davis and Natalia Tena attended the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : I DVD/Blu-ray launch at HMV Oxford.
Photos from the event can be seen in the gallery here.
Obviously the last instalment came out whilst you were playing Luna and Neville, did you have to shut yourselves away to read it in peace?
Evanna: It was quite a big deal for me when it was released. I was invited to JK Rowling’s launch party at the Natural History Museum and I was the second person to go up and have my copy of the book signed. My mum came with me and she really annoyed me when the book was released. I mean, for Harry Potter fans it’s a really big deal, you shut yourself away from the world, you just read read read. You don’t sleep and you don’t do any of your normal life maintenance things! And my mum was telling me to go to bed and I was like ‘No! NO! It’s a marathon, you have to keep going!’ I think that every time I put the book down I felt bad because I thought, ‘There’s stuff happening and I don’t know about it!’ So I made sure I knew how it ended before anybody else.
Matthew: Well I was always a fan of the books. Not quite as big a fan as Evanna but I was a big fan. I read the first four before I started work on the films and so each time a new one came out I would pre-order it and I tend to read them as a fan first. You lose yourself in the story because it’s so well written and then you start to think, ‘Hang on a sec, I’m going to be doing that in a few years.’ And that is a weird transition to make, it’s really hard when you’re reading it just as a fan and then as an actor. But it’s really great having that knowledge of what you’re going to be doing.
Like we told you earlier, the DVD Premiere of Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows : I took place in NYC last night.
Evanna Lynch attended the premiere along with fellow cast mates David Thewlis, Natalia Tena, Bonnie Wright, James and Oliver Phelps, Clemence Poesy and more!
Check out the photos in the gallery here!
Like we told you, Evanna Lynch attended the Deathly Hallows panel discussion at the Apple Store in Soho a while ago.
Audio of the discussion can be heard below, courtesy Snitchseeker.
Evanna Lynch liked the background aspect of Bill and Fleur’s wedding, where people are dancing and chatting, and enjoyed the wizard wedding aspect of it, which she thought it was natural
If the actors could portray another character: James jokingly said George; Bonnie said Hagrid; Warwick said Snape; Natalia, Evanna, and David Barron said Bellatrix; Thewlis said Luna Lovegood; Michael Gambon said Harry; Heyman said Lupin.
Pictures from the event can now be found in the gallery here.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : I DVD will be out on April 15, and Evanna Lynch will be attending Harry Potter : The Exhibition New York City on April 4 and DVD release in at HMV Oxford on April 10.
MTV will be holding the live stream for the NYC launch:
On April 4 at 7 p.m. ET, MTV News’ own Josh Horowitz will head down the block (seriously, we’re that close to the Potter magic) for the red carpet event. In addition to chatting with some of your fave “Potter” stars, Josh will take you behind the scenes of the exhibition and inside the new DVD.
But we need your help! Send your best questions to @mtvnews using #askpotter, and Josh could just ask them of Hogwarts’ finest!
Here’s a rundown of who will be in attendance: Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), James and Oliver Phelps (Weasley Twins), Dohmnal Gleeson (Bill Weasley), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna), David Thewliss (Lupin), Nat Tena (Tonks), Producers David Heyman and David Baron and many more to come.
CinemaCon is running its annual Fan Choice Award to recognize the favorite fan movie of 2010. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is in the running so please vote for it!
Also, a random voter will be selected to win a trip to the awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Vote for your favorite movie of 2010 and be entered to win a trip to the Cinemacon Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas!
Evanna Lynch attended the French premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : I in Tours yesterday.
Along with Evanna, Potter co-stars Mark Williams, James and Oliver Phelps, Clemence Poesy and Matthew Lewis attended the event.
Pictures can now be seen in the galleries here!
Evanna Lynch, Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright finished their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows promotional tour in Japan with the last stop at Nagoya.
The very last few pictures from the event can be seen in the gallery here.
As of now, Evanna is in Paris to attend the French premiere of Deathly Hallows just in a few hours!
By now, most of you must have seen the brilliant part I of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?The movie has a commendable weekend collection of $125.1 million in the domestic US market and $205 million in the international one.
The little amount of Luna that we see on-screen is just brilliant, don’t you think?
Continuing with that – here’s a new promo photo of Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood which can be seen in the galleries!
Thanks for the tip, Leontien!
As Evanna Lynch’s promotional tour for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : I continues in Japan, more pictures of the redhead actress along with co-stars Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright have been added in the gallery here, both from Day 1 and Day 2.
Stay tuned for Day 3 as well!
Along with these, a new interview with IFTN has just been posted online. Check it out below:
A Magic End For Evanna Lynch
Termonfeckin-born Evanna Lynch was chosen out of 15,000 hopefuls at an open audition in London to play Luna Lovegood – a strange girl who is described as having a permanently surprised look on her face and who doesn’t seem to care about what people think of her.
The first part of the film series’ final chapter, sees Voldemort’s power growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts so Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. After ten years of the Harry Potter films the end is most definitely coming with a bang.
Of course Luna et al have already said their goodbyes to the franchise – the shooting of both films wrapped in June and, with the exception of premieres and press events, the students of Hogwarts have now gone their separate ways. Evanna Lynch has definitely de-Luna’d when we meet her; a newly bruntte look paired with enthusiastic but detached responses belie a comfortable disconnection from the Harry Potter world. We spoke with her to see how the filming of the last two instalments went and what now lies in store for her, post-Potter. IFTN: Evanna, had you seen the new film yet?
Evanna Lynch: “Yes, twice. And I loved it, because it was so different to all the other Harry Potters. I mean, I really enjoy them but sometimes you just get used to them – but this one was a shock, everything was very unexpected. I find that you see the magic more in this film.
IFTN: When we spoke last year Rhys Ifans was carefully studying your accent to play your father, Xenophilius Lovegood in the film. Do you think he cracked the Louth brogue?
Evanna Lynch:Yeah he nailed it…I didn’t fully know that he was going to do an accent, because he’s Welsh obviously and the Welsh accent is not that different to the Irish one. But he did it brilliantly and I had a really great time with him. I heard he had a disk of some of my scenes, so he must have studied them!
IFTN: The only scene in the film with you and Rhys together features some interesting dance moves, who choreographed those?
Evanna Lynch:I did. I was reading the book the night before we shot the scene and it says that Luna was by herself and Harry thinks she looks like she is doing a dance that looks like she is batting away Wrackspurts. We wanted it to look like that but a bit more graceful, so we added a spin. And Rhys then said ‘What about if we go up and down?’…it is very cut down in the film, but there was a whole half hour section in our dance originally.
IFTN: When they wrapped on your last day of filming was it sad or a bit of a relief?
Evanna Lynch:I wrapped on the 1st of June and I was quite sad for a while. I do really miss it – the other day we had the premiere, and we would normally say ‘Ok, see you for filming in a few months’ to each other, but there’s none of that anymore. Just the next premiere, it is quite sad really.
IFTN: Was there a strange feeling on set when you were shooting the last two films – a sense of finality for instance?
Evanna Lynch:Yes, it was like the last Harry Potter book where people kept dying! I remember a few weeks before our last day a lot of the adults finished, like Alan Rickman and Warwick Davis, we were all like “Thank god it’s not me”. But most of the people finished on the day that I finished, it was one of the last scenes which was the Neville and Voldemort faceoff, There was a big clap at the end and they did a big cast picture where the photographer got up on a ladder and took a photo. Rupert (who plays Ron) had been sick that day, so we got a cardboard cut out of Rupert and took a big huge picture of everyone.
IFTN: Can you tell me what we can expect from the second part of the Deathly Hallows?
Evanna Lynch:There’s way a lot more action in that Harry and the others find the next Horcruxes really quickly. And a lot of the second film is taken up with the battle where other characters, like Neville are really important.
IFTN: Was there a lot of training for the battle scene?
Evanna Lynch:I’m sure there was, but not for me. Luna never gets in on the action! Everyone else has blood…Neville has blood everywhere for instance, and I think she just gets a bit of grit in her hair. But she doesn’t fight much either because in the second film she is running around chasing Harry about the Raven Claw dining room for a lot of the time! At first I was disappointed because it is exciting to get the blood done…but they all had to come in an hour earlier for make-up and I would still be in bed!
IFTN: Will we get to see grown up Luna at the end of the story?
Evanna Lynch:No, we don’t get to see her. I would have liked that, but I think in the book you don’t really get to know too much about her either. It’s just Harry and Hermione and Ron and Ginny. I think the last shot is…no I won’t say it!
IFTN: So what are your plans for the future now?
Evanna Lynch:I’m back at school, I’m repeating the Leaving Cert. I get a bit distracted when I’m doing these tours but it is only a month so hopefully I will knuckle down after this! And then next year I really want to do more acting. I’m going to leave off University for a few years because I’m just tired of all this schoolwork and working, I’d just like to do something a bit more…fun!
In a brilliant write-up at The Baltimore Sun, screenwriter Steve Kloves talks of his experience of working on the Harry Potter movies.
He talks about the glory of the Potter phenomenon and the keys to its success, with special mention of Luna:
“There’s another character who helped me enormously, especially in ‘Deathly Hallows.’ And that’s Luna.
She’s a character I love to write. I remember when I read the first page or two of Luna in the book I thought, Oh my God — and then, when you see her on screen, there’s something amazing about her. I don’t think they want me to give away anything about where this movie ends, but she communicates the importance of being with friends, and in a way that is the essence of Potter’s story and what he and the others are fighting for. Luna is so wonderful because she can say these beautiful poetic things and they don’t seem freighted with emotion — but they’re so emotional. She’s just a wonderful character to have in a scene, because you can give her lines that are weighty and when she says them, they’re light as a feather. ”
Also, Evanna Lynch is currently in Tokyo for the promotion of Deathly Hallows, so keep a look out for updates on that!
In a new interview with Movies.ie, Evanna Lynch talks about Harry Potter in general, and the Deathly Hallows:
Can you tell us about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1?
EL: It’s very different to the other films. People who have read the books will go and see it and think ‘Wow, that’s not normal Harry Potter’ because they are not at Hogwarts. It’s mostly focussed on Harry, Ron and Hermione and you don’t see all the other characters’ stories as much. The magic is very much part of the film – you see how they have grown. There some duels in the Malfoy Manor between Harry, Ron, Hermione, Bellatrix and Lucius and they are really something. They are spectacular, they are shooting back and forth and it shows how much they have grown and it’s definitely gearing you up for the final part. At the end, you are left on the edge of your seat.
As we know, the book has been divided into two parts for the films. Do you think this was the right decision?
EL: Yeah I do. After seeing the film I wondered if it should have been two books [laughs]. I think in this first part it’s slower and it explores the relationships between Harry, Ron and Hermione – they are in a state of limbo and confusion. They don’t know what to do. They are trying to find out how to kill Horcruxes, and at one point Harry and Ron are fighting and harry says ‘Did you expect to be staying in five star hotels and to find a Horcrux every other day?’ and they don’t! They are really struggling to make any progress.
What can we expect from Deathly Hallows part 2?
EL: In the next film, they do know more where they are going, there is a lot more action, they find the next Horcruxes in very quick succession and the battle is probably about half of the film and everyone comes back into it. it’s not just about Harry, Ron and Hermione; it’s about the other characters – especially Neville – stepping forward.
You have been a fan of Harry Potter since the books and through the films, are you ready for it to be over?
EL: It never really will be, will it? [laughs] People keep asking ‘how does the end feel? Are you ready for it to end?’ I wish the end would come! I am sick of talking about it! [laughs] I don’t want it to end; I don’t think it will end. I was very sad on the last day of filming; I thought ‘nothing will ever compare to this’. I especially miss the books, that anticipation – even though they will continue to be read – people debating is Snape good or evil, or whether Harry will die or live.
Did you save anything from the set?
EL: I didn’t, no. I kind of regret that. I have my radishes [earrings] because I made them anyway. I didn’t take anything from the set, but for my last birthday one of my best friends made me a book, and got a lot of the cast to write a birthday message in it, and he put pictures of them in it. It’s so beautiful. I never waned to ask for autographs, or if I was asking it was for friends or for charity or something. Now I have this, and I think I will always treasure it.
When you look back over the whole experience, how do you feel?
EL: Proud that I was part of it and glad I grew up with it. Harry Potter is everywhere and there are thousands of people who worked on it, obviously, but just to think that you are a tiny little bit… Yeah, nice feeling.
What do you want to do next?
EL: More acting. At the moment I am concentrating on my exams, because I can’t do both things. I think when you’re in school, you shouldn’t be trying to combine the two of them, it’s very difficult. After my exams though, I hope to do more acting.
Words – Brogen Hayes
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS part 1 is at Irish cinemas from November 19th 2010
Like we told you earlier, Evanna Lynch attended the Irish premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : I yesterday in Dundrum, Dublin.
Along with Evanna, Potter co-star Domhnall Gleeson, who plays Bill Weasley, was also in attendance.
Check out the first few photos in the galleries here!
The official Harry Potter UK Facebook page released interviews with the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows cast where they take turn to interrogate each other on their respective characters and the movie.
Videos with the two pretty redheads in the cast, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright, can be found below:
Thanks to So-Bonnie.net for uploading these to their YouTube channel!
The Red Carpet New York Premiere of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is going to take place later today – November 15th.
The stream starts at 6 p.m. ET. Please check your local timings here.
Evanna Lynch’s not slated to attend. However, for all Potter fans who want to – you can watch the premiere LIVE below: