After more than a decade of countless spells, broomstick rides and watching the young stars grow-up onscreen, the cast and crew of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” filmed the final scene of their billion-dollar franchise last week. Star Daniel Radcliffe told MTV News that there was not a dry eye in the house when the words “It’s a wrap,” rang out through Leavesden Studios for the last time.
“I didn’t expect myself to get particularly emotional but I really did,” Radcliffe said. “As I’m sure you’ll probably see on the DVD extras because we were filmed, weeping like children.”
Regarding his final moments as the bespectacled titular character, Radcliffe said it was simply “peculiar,” and that he had trouble finding the right words to express what he was feeling.
“The producers, David Heyman and David Baron came up to me just before we were doing the penultimate shot, and they came up to me and said, ’How are you feeling? How are you doing?’ I couldn’t find any words,” Radcliffe recalled. “I just said, ’I just want you know, I’ve had a really nice time.’ It was such a young, quite innocent, sweet thing to say, I kind of caught myself off guard and that was the moment when suddenly I had a lump in my throat.
The 20-year-old admitted he had to struggle to keep it together for his last stunt, which required a “simple” jump and roll onto a mat.
“They said, ’That’s a wrap and it just felt weird. It just was bizarre, really really strange indeed.”
Radcliffe said that everyone went out afterward to celebrate but he wasn’t able to join in on the unofficial wrap party festivities because he had to fly to New York to present at the Tony Awards. However he did confirm that he will definitely be attending the official wrap party in a few weeks.