It’s been known for a while now that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” filming would be wrapping up this spring (around the same time the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be opening!) but I think I can speak for all “Harry Potter” fans when I say that it’s hard to picture the decade long franchise actually winding to a close.
Leading man Daniel Radcliffe seems to be having similar difficulties accepting the end of the boy wizard era. He spoke to MTV News last week and confessed that the end was finally sinking in.
“I did have a moment the other day, in the makeup room that I have been in for 10 years now,” he said. “I did walk in and go, ’Wow, this is [hitting me]. One day — in about four or five months from now — I’m gonna walk in here for the last time.’ Especially since, after we’re done shooting, they’re redoing the entire studio, tearing down and starting again.”
The studio comment referred to Warner Bros.’ recently announced plans to purchase the Leavesden Studios where the previous “Potter” movies have been filmed.
“A big investment is going into Leavesden [Studios], and England will finally have a third film studio,” Dan said about the renovations. “They’ve always had Shepperton and Pinewood, but to have Leavesden? That will do wonders for the film industry in England, which is always a struggle to keep going.”
He added, “What’s been amazing about Potter is that Potter has been the major film in England for the last 10 years. [Our films] have given a lot of people jobs, myself included.”
“It will be very sad when it comes to a finishing,” he said. “But it’s something you have to accept.”