Harry Potter “Desperate” For Relationships
The 20-year-old actor, who has played boy wizard Harry since 2001, told In The News that he understood why director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves set aside so much screen time for romantic scenes.
Half-Blood Prince sees Harry falling for his friend Ginny (Bonnie Wright), while Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) pursues a relationship with Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave).
Radcliffe said, “The sixth film is quite a hard one to do because the book is a transitional book – it’s setting up number seven. But luckily in David and Steve Kloves’s infinite wisdom, they have really highlighted certain other parts of the story, like all the stuff with Ron and Lavender, and Harry and Ginny – and so they’ve made it a film that stands alone rather than one that just leads into part seven.”
He added: “I think it’s desperately important. Otherwise, it would just be 2 hours 15 minutes of unrelenting doom and me looking lonely. I mean, that’s the reality of it. So I think it’s very, very important. I think Rupert and Jessie played it absolutely pitch perfectly.”
It might give Radcliffe a bit more time to work on his two facial expressions – shock and incredulity.
Meanwhile, Potter bully boys were causing a ruckus all over town with Josh Herdman (Goyle) going berserk in Holland and Jamie Waylett (Crabbe) busted for cannabis possession. Harry Potter And The Uncontrollable Co-Stars perhaps?