Really bleary eyed but satisfied this morning, after having stayed up half the night to watch the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere streamed live on Yahoo net yesterday.
Ralph Fiennes’ interview was unbelievably flat and undeserving of his larger-than-life Lord Voldemort image, but Daniel Radcliffe (whom everybody knows as Harry Potter)’s enthusiasm came across as an engaging hark-back to that cute little boy who first captured our hearts in the first of the decade’s worth of HP movies. Rupert Grint (who plays Ron Weasley) live on the Premiere interview seemed as muddled as he usually was on screen. On the red carpet, it was a battle of the two lovelies playing dressup for real … Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) – I think Bonnie edges past Emma by 1 point on the stunners’ scale for her relaxed elegance and poise. See Bonnie Wright in her Miu Miu dress and the CBS photo of the trio. Probably the part of the Premiere that had fans most in a fever, was J.K. Rowling’s statement during her interview where she responded to the question as to whether that was the end of Harry Potter, “Never say never” and that Harry Potter was “her baby” and if she wanted to take him (she said “it” I think) out to play once in a while, she could…a suggestion that she might be persuaded to work on a sequel in future(more on this here).
Harry Potter’s eighth and final instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and JK Rowling, premiered early morning (I mean it was about 2 a.m. in the Tokyo’s Twilight Zone). The story has Harry Potter and his friends, Hermione and Ron, on the last leg of their quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes.
Part 1 of Deathly Hallows ended with Voldemort having obtained the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s grave – after Harry had found the sword that Dumbledore had led him to. Score 1 all – sort of… Now, the ball is in Voldemort’s court and he is on the offensive. He launches an attack on Hogwarts to seek Harry Potter and the story unravels ending in a Lord of the Rings style battle scene finale which we’ve all been waiting for.
Meanwhile, if you missed the Premiere, there is some good catchup reading from the Telegraph:
Cheer up fans, this may not be the end …
By Aileen Kawagoe