When the final installment of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” arrives in theaters this summer, expect some of the cast members to look a little bit older by the end.
We’re not just talking about how much the actors have grown since “The Sorcerer’s Stone” debuted so many years ago. In “Deathly Hallows,” our characters quite literally age for an epilogue sequence set several years into the future, showing exactly who and what these young heroes have become as adults.
It’s a thrill for fans to catch a future glimpse of their favorite characters, no doubt, but for the actors themselves, shooting the epilogue sequence was… bizarre, to say the least.
“It was really weird,” actress Bonnie Wright, who plays Harry’s sweetheart Ginny Weasley, told MTV News at last night’s “Deathly Hallows” DVD premiere, referring to her transformation into an adult for the epilogue. “People said, ’Don’t worry, you look good for 35!'”
“Being a mother with three children suddenly when you’re young is quite a big [change],” she added. “It’s strange, because obviously [when] I started, my first scene ever filmed was on the train platform 9 3/4, and then we came back to shoot some more before Christmas, and it was back at platform 9 3/4, so I finished, and it was like this amazing cycle.”
Given the weirdness of becoming a mother of three quite literally overnight, it’s not surprising to hear that the epilogue isn’t the scene that Bonnie is most looking forward to when “Deathly Hallows” concludes this year.
“I think I’m mainly looking forward to the epic battle that is to come,” she said. “See[ing] the power of good triumph over evil is going to be satisfying.”
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