While the release of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 draws near, the cast and crew of the Harry Potter films said goodbye to the series.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 21, says he was “in bits” when the last movie, Part 2 of The Deathly Hallows, wrapped in June. The British actor, who has played Harry Potter since he was just 11 years old, felt that he saying goodbye to his childhood.
Radcliffe told OK! Magazine, “We were all in bits. I’ve never seen Rupert Grint cry in my life but it was really emotional. When I saw him cry, it made me cry more. It’s come to stand for my childhood, which I’ve said goodbye to. That innocent small boy has gone.”
Radcliffe and his co-stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have all grown up before the audience’s eyes. Radcliffe doesn’t think they’ve changed much as people.
“Rupert has obviously got a much bigger car collection than when we started! Obviously, Rupert and myself have both changed through the series, because at the beginning, Rupert was really, really chatty, you couldn’t shut him up. He’s got quieter as the series has gone on, and while he’s got quieter I’ve got louder!”
Radcliffe continued, “Physically, me and Rupert look totally different, whereas Emma, I think, kind of almost looks exactly the same as when she started, in terms of her face. Other than that it’s kind of hard to say how we’ve changed, other than just the fact we’ve grown up.”
Radcliffe recently told ET Canada that he took something that his character wore as a lasting momento. “I got them! I got a pair [of glasses] from the first film and a pair from the last one, so I was really, really pleased. The ones from the first [films] were very tiny.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 hits theaters November 19th.
While I’m excited for the next installment of Harry Potter, it’s sad to see the series coming to an end!