As Daniel Radcliffe filmed his final scene for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” — wrapping up a decade worth of work on the boy wizard series — he and his fellow Hogwarts students found themselves in tears. (Beware of spoilers below.)
“I didn’t expect myself to get particularly emotional, but I really did, as I’m sure you’ll see on the DVD extras, because we were filmed weeping like children,” Radcliffe told MTV News this summer.
We recently caught up with his “Deathly Hallows” co-star Helena Bonham Carter, as she promoted Oscar fave “The King’s Speech.” Although the actress wasn’t necessarily fighting back tears on set, she did experience an odd sort of grief as she bid the franchise goodbye.
“I definitely had a sense of finality and a real sense of loss, because I really got involved with people,” she told us. “You had to, not ’you had to’ — they were a really nice group of people.”
That sense of loss was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the final scene Bonham Carter filmed was the death of her character, Bellatrix Lestrange , who’s killed during the climactic Battle of Hogwarts.
“You know what was weird, which has never happened on a film, was I died on my last day,” Carter revealed. “Usually you die the middle of the shoot. But they actually killed me off on my last day. So there was a sense of real end and finality. They zapped me. My last shot was me dead.”
Luckily, the actress will be reuniting with Radcliffe and their cohorts in a few days, as the cast gathers in London to begin the promotional effort for part one of “Deathly Hallows.” Then they’ll all hop on a plane heading to New York for another red-carpet premiere. Carter welcomes the chance to reconnect with pals.
“I miss them all,” she confessed.
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