That was a challenge in itself, because we had to get used to someone else's style, but it has helped us a lot to evolve or develop just making the transition.RG: Yeah, it was a bit weird when we found out there was going to be a new director - we'd gotten really close to Chris, I was really used to him. This time around we see you in jeans, more ordinary clothes.
I really like doing the work, and that is what matters the most.
EW: My money is in a bank until I'm like 25, 18, I don't know.
I'm going to be really unpopular for saying this about Harry Potter but I always have had this suspicion, that with everything going on in his life, I think he might die. I'm going to be 15 in a couple of months, and Harry is 14 now, so I don't think it would make that much difference, really. I really do enjoy Ron, it's a really good experience. Every film takes a year to do, and these are big projects, and I think it's hard for all three of us to look anywhere beyond that. That is one of the reasons I really enjoy acting - you get to meet all these cool people.
I have a theory - because Harry and Voldemort have got the same core in them: you see that connection between them in the fourth book - I think that the only way that Voldemort can die is if Harry dies as well. EW: The last scene, which had Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Gary Oldman and David Thewlis all in the same room, was a bit overwhelming, but it was great because it really challenged me.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, the three leads at the heart of the Harry Potter series, return in the third instalment, The Prisoner Of Azkaban.
What was it like seeing your faces on the big screen?It made it easier to do the stunts as well, and it lets you see a different side to all of the characters.Plus, we're teenagers now, and I think that that has more of an influence on it.In the past, we always referred to masters we admire, and in this one, I decided I just wanted to own it. I tried to stay away from references so much that I found myself a couple of times placing the camera, but I was whistling, and I recognized that [I was] whistling from a particular Bach tune [from] a film that I love, and I said ,’Oh, okay, let’s change the angle.’ I said, ‘This is mine, that is another filmmaker.’ Maybe I’m more a cinephile than an author.So in my DNA, there are all of these filmmakers [who] inevitably are going to come through.is a semi-autobiographical piece, influenced by many of Cuarón’s personal experiences.He explained some of his processes in filmmaking, including his need to shed any influence from other filmmakers: This was a funny project because I was reinventing my process.It feels more personal when you are in your own clothes.DR: Also, more of the story this time takes place in the holidays between terms, so it was quite natural - I don't think that any child anywhere in the world actually wants to wear their school uniform. RG: Unfortunately Ron still gets his hand-me-down Weasley sweaters, so I never got to experience the normal clothes.So every day, [the actors] would learn their circumstance. I wanted to shoot as much as possible where the scenes took place, forty years ago, and if not, to reproduce the place by the inch and have the actors wearing the same clothes and having the same props. Gayané Kaligian Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning.These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is.