There's very little left for "Harry Potter" fans to do at this point other than wait. The final book has been out for a few years, so we all know how the story ends. The two-part telling of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has a release date and filming is well underway. Only one major question remains, really: how the heck will the "Deathly Hallows" epilogue scene unfold?
MTV's Eric Ditzian spoke to Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton on Wednesday shortly after his MTV Movie Awards nomination was announced. While the chat was mostly focused on the actor's accomplishments in last years "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," he was more than happy to talk about the future. That is, the far future of the "Deathly Hallows" epilogue, when the now-grown former Hogwarts students all run into each other as they send their own children off to be schooled in the wizarding ways.
"For nearly two months, we've all been doing prosthetic tests and all sorts of preparation for the epilogue," Felton said, confirming what's long been suspected, and hoped for: the principal actors will be shooting the epilogue rather than older stand-ins. "I've been having some aging training. You've got to walk differently. There's a slump in your walk."
Felton went on to say that the scene hasn't actually been shot yet. "It's going to be the last big thing that we do. It's going to be on location," he said. The final moments in the book unfold on Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross railway station in London; Felton expects to spend roughly three days shooting the scene.
So for now... age training. "It's bizarre," Felton said, laughing. "We have a lovely guy who comes in. It was a little weird the first time — imagine you've got weights on your arms! There have been a number of times where I nearly laughed and I had to hold it in."
Are you happy to hear that the main cast will be shooting the epilogue scene?