Take it from actress Bonnie Wright: The ending of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” is, as she bluntly put it during our live-stream event on Monday, “really weird .” What else would you expect from a flash-forward finale that has the Hogwarts kids caked in prosthetics to make them look as if they’re approaching their 40s?
But it seems that Wright and her co-stars are not the only ones who had an odd experience shooting their final scenes in the blockbuster franchise. According to Helen McCrory, the actors who play the Malfoy family also were up to some surprising stuff.
“It’s quite strange, because we haven’t seen the last film,” said McCrory, who plays Narcissa Malfoy, mother of Draco (Tom Felton). “For instance, with Narcissa, we actually filmed four different endings and I filmed three different battles.”
In the final book, Narcissa lies about the death of Harry Potter in an effort to locate her son, a fib that results in the Malfoy family avoiding imprisonment after Voldemort’s death. That much we know. What we don’t know is how exactly these various endings and battles will play out and bring the Malfoys’ story to a conclusion onscreen. Not even McCrory herself is sure, nor was she keen to spill the beans on the red carpet with months still to go before the film’s July release date.
“I don’t know which ones the three Davids are going to pick,” she said, referring to director David Yates and producers David Heyman and David Baron. “We haven’t final full stop onto that.”
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