Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Better get to the wig store! Emma Watson and Harry Potter co-stars to re-shoot crucial final Deathly Hallows scenes



Now and then: Emma Watson will need to find a wig to re-shoot scenes for Part 2 of the film as Hermione (right)

When Emma Watson chopped off all her hair into a daring pixie crop in August, it was a sign that she had finally left Hermione behind.

But now it seems the makeover was a little premature, as she and her Harry Potter co-stars are called back to re-shoot scenes for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 over Christmas.

The 20-year-old described in a recent interview how she and co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint broke down on the final day of filming.

'I cracked first, obviously being the girl,' she told the Daily Mail last

month. 'Dan cracked second, then Rupert - we were all in floods of tears.'

But even though they were sad to leave behind something that had defined their childhoods, the three stars have all expressed relief that it was over.

So they may have been a little irritated to have to return to Platform 9 and 3/4 to re-shoot the important closing scenes - which take place 19 years in the future.

As fans of the books remember, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as well as Ron's sister Ginny, return to King's Cross station to send their own children off to Hogwarts for their first year of school.

Back to school: Emma will re-shoot scenes with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint over Christmas

The Sun reported that make-up artists were a little overzealous with the ageing special effects, and rather than middle-aged, the young stars appear elderly.

But the crew have a new problem on their hands, after Miss Watson's decision to chop off Hermione's long wavy hair when she thought filming was complete.

'I’m 20 now, so I’m not a child any more,' she told the Daily Mail.

'I’ve been on Harry Potter for ten years now, so I felt the need to mark the end of it in some way – I needed some way to say to myself, "Right, you’re entering a new phase of your life now."

'I needed a change, and that’s what the haircut is about.'

Not so fast: The three stars, pictured at last month's Deathly Hallows: Part 1 premiere, said they were relieved it was all over

But Harry Potter bosses are now faced with tracking down the perfect Hermione wig to cover the Mia Farrow-style crop.

Luckily, 'middle age' Hermione is bound to be sporting a slightly different style to her teenage self, and may even have succumbed to a few grey hairs, so an exact match won't be necessary.

Crew on the Twilight franchise had a similar dilemma during filming for Eclipse last year after Kristen Stewart chopped her long hair off into a shaggy black style for another film role.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe confirmed last month that the Deathly Hallows re-shoot was taking place.

Final showdown: The scenes to be re-done are the epilogue to the final chapter of the series

We are re-shooting some parts of it,' he said. 'It was an interesting one. I think we made it very hard on ourselves because we shot it at King's Cross for real.

'And this time we'll be shooting it at Leavesden on set. To have to rush that sequence and it's an important sequence, is not something any of us want to do.'

Emma added: 'We only had two days to shoot it and we needed so much more time than that. We have re-shoots at Christmas.'

Bonnie Wright, who plays Harry's girlfriend (and eventual wife) Ginny Weasley, recently gave an interview about filming the epilogue scenes.

'For me, it almost felt like a real cycle, because I started on that same platform, at the same age that Lily Potter, the youngest daughter of Ginny and Harry, was so it's almost literally like looking back at myself,' she told Total Film Indonesia.

Spoiler alert: Bonnie Wright, whose character Ginny goes on to marry Harry Potter, has spoken about filming the epilogue with their 'children'

'The three kids who played the children were just… they just epitomised all of us, when we were that age, so it was lovely to look back.

'They were so excited on the day - it was a massive dream come true, and they'd been through such a massive process of auditioning.

'I think it was probably the most auditions any person has been through to get a part in a film.'

She continued: 'In the auditioning process Dan and I sat down with different children and talked to them, because obviously the dynamic is incredibly important to try and portray the idea that they are this family unit, that they’ve spent every living moment together, since they were babies in their hands to how they are now,' she said.

'It was challenging to get that warmth with someone you've barely met and some children don't want to get close to someone they don’t know.

'But they understood it was incredibly important to make the scene work, so they were very giving to the situation.'

source: dailymail [endtext]

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