Potter Star Bonnie Wright Dishes On Epilogue Scenes
Wright was just nine years old when she starred in the first Potter movie and we remember well her cute little face wishing Harry good luck on Platform 9 3/4. Now she’s all grown up and at the ripe old age of 19 she’s bidding the franchise a fond fairwell as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II closed production recently.
Talking to MTV, Wright described her experiences. “Being the person who sort of ends up with the hero of this franchise is never something I ever would have imagined. It’s just been so exciting, so lovely to have something that develops further, and you can make [Ginny] my own and take things from your own life growing up and put those things into it.”
Filming the epilogue scenes of the Deathly Hallows were apparently quite emotional and bizarre for Wright. “It wasn’t my last scene, but it was one of my last scenes.
That’s where I started the journey of ‘Harry Potter,’ on the platform, and then to see the girl who’s playing our daughter was just psychologically, it was very weird, because she’s the same age as me. It was literally having a whole cycle of the journey.”
Wright also spoke about what it was like to film the famous epilogue of which we’ve already seen some sneaky photos. Though not everyone loved the final scenes of the book, the production staff apparently spent a great deal of time making the scene perfect. For those who didn’t read the book, SPOILER ALERT, the epilogue sees the main characters many years in the future and sending their own children off to Hogwarts, leaving many wondering how the ageing effect would be achieved.
“I hope it’s well-received. In terms of the prosthetics and creativity of it, they took months and months — I must have done 100 tests and costume fittings. A lot of energy went into making that moment perfect.”
You can catch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I in cinemas this November, but for now you can watch the most awesome trailer we’ve seen this year.