Radcliffe offered a paraphrased version of King Louis XIV's dying words to explain his feelings on the end of the franchise: "Why are you crying? Did you imagine I was immortal?"
"It's that same thing of, it had to end sometime," he said. "And we may as well just celebrate it rather than getting too sad."
If nothing else, the huge piles of cash and the fame had to have helped, but we give a lot of the credit to the sheer fun that must have gone into even the hardest days of shooting. It's just such a magical world to be able to play in.
Stewart was more impressed that they were able to navigate their teen years without becoming jaded by the whole experience, "because as a 14-year old, being jaded is in many ways your job."
Radcliffe called the movie a "fantastic piece of filmmaking," the best in the series "by such a long way." And he's happy the franchise is going out on such a high note. "I'm so proud of it, and I haven't been pleased with all the films," he said. "Like number six, I was very open about the fact that I particularly hated my own performance in it. This film is so far ahead of anything else we've done."
Watson was reassured acting was the path she wants to continue on after shooting the just-completed film 'The Perks of Being A Wallflower.' "I just had the best time," she said. "And, you know, having an experience outside of 'Potter' that was just as great kind of solidified for me that acting is really what I wanted to do and really focus on."
"To be honest, it's really not something I genuinely know much about," Watson said. "He is the one to talk about it."
That seems reasonable, so Letterman decided that if Watson wouldn't spill about Radcliffe drinking, perhaps she would open up about herself. By golly, someone's going to talk about someone drinking on this show!
Hoda Kotb pointed out that 'Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' has more action and is darker than previous films. "This is kind of the war now," said Grint. "This is a war film. We become soldiers, and characters naturally don't make it to the end." While he confirmd that Ron makes it, he wouldn't say if Hermione lives, and couldn't hold back a wry smirk when asked, much to Kathie Lee and Hoda's dismay. We're guessing the gals haven't read the books.
"This is a fitting send off," said Daniel Radcliffe, also known as Harry Potter. "It feels right. It feels like we're doing justice to what is not just a fantastic film but a fantastic series." Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, said she felt like she was having an "out-of-body experience," that it was overwhelming but a "beautiful moment."
Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, said it had been an important part of his life. "To have it just suddenly end is quite a weird feeling," he said. A weird feeling for him, for the thousands of people trying to get a glimpse of the stars in London, and for the millions of fans worldwide. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' opens in the U.S. on Friday, July 15.
"He has just told GQ magazine that he is no longer drinking alcohol after partying quote 'unsuccessfully,'" she said. "He said he began drinking in 2009 while shooting 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' and realized he was relying on alcohol too much."
Spencer also marveled that the paparazzi never managed to catch Radcliffe with a drink in his hand. It helps if you have a cloak of invisibility to hide your hooch.
CNN announced that the one-hour special will feature interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane.
It will also include never-before-seen footage from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' days before its worldwide premiere.
Additionally, James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins, take viewers on a tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and interact with fans.
Did anyone else see this the other day? I was watching CNN and they had a report about Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe doing Equus on stage. They showed one of the controversial photos while the entertainment reporter was giving the story, and then the next photo they showed was of a guy who looked to be around 40, sitting naked in some serious pose, reading a book about wrestling icon Jerry Lawler. And they kept the photo on there for a lot longer than they should have. The reporter never stopped talking and never explained what happened, he just kept going and then handed things back to the main anchor. Very odd.
Video after the jump (courtesy of Best Week Ever).
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