The list has been decied, and MTV has announced today the final nominees for their 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Thanks to all your votes, Tom made it into the finals as Best Villain for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He will be competing against Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), his aunty Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Stephen Lang (Avatar).
It seems the time has come once again for reporters to make their way on set for interviews with the cast and crew of the “Harry Potter” films. This time, the on set report comes courtesy of the Manila Bulletin whose Janet Susan Nepales had the pleasure of speaking with not only Tom, but director David Yates and co-star’s Rupert Grint and Robbie Coltrane.
We recently went on our first visit to the set of a “Harry Potter” movie. Or we should say movies since it involves “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts I and II.” We were excited to go to Leavesden Studios in London where David Yates was directing the last installments. There were 140 extras walking around in costumes; some of them waiting for their cue while others were taking their lunch breaks at the canteen. One of the highlights for us was sitting on Professor Dumbledore’s chair in his office and pretending to create our own magical potions. We were able to talk to some of the talented crew members and cast like Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Robbie Coltraine (Rubeus Hagrid).
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was not feeling well so he was not around for the interviews. Director David Yates stressed the importance of Daniel showing up to work soon. He said, “We could be in trouble if Daniel Radcliffe is out again. I hope he feels better soon.” David, who has done two “Harry Potter” movies already and is now doing the final two, revealed that he tries to relax by doing yoga during lunch time and is planning to take three months off after doing the much-awaited final installments.
Rupert peppered his replies with a lot of his characteristic “yeahs” and “ums.” He revealed that he plays Guitar Hero with Daniel and Emma Watson when they are not filming and he definitely looks forward to keeping in touch with them when they are done doing the “Harry Potter” movies. Tom was charming and eloquent and did not look the least like the “bad guy.” “No more blonde evil wizards for me after ‘Harry Potter,’” he said. “Probably I’ll be a vampire next,” he kiddingly said. Robbie, dressed in costume, amusedly shared, “You probably don’t know but Daniel loves The Killers and Lady Gaga.”
In a new interview with Go Aften Danmark to discuss the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD and Blu-Ray, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and James and Oliver Phelps discuss Harry Potter the character, and the man behind the glasses, Daniel Radcliffe.
The interviewer speaks in Danish, but thankfully not everyone else. If someone would like to translate the interview questions for us, please leave a comment!
Never thought Draco Malfoy would work alongside Good Ol’ Rita Skeeter, did you? Well, in this interview from the HBP DVD, he sure does (except he’s not manipulative, inventive…er, I think I should stop now, before I get carried away). Enjoy the interview:
Update from Lilyginny27: There’s a second part to this sneak peak of What’s on Your Mind? as hosted by Tom for the HBP DVD. Listen as Tom gives us a bit of an Irish history lesson while channeling Hermione, what everyone would like to fix in the world, and what is their favorite sport. While he picks on Daniel in the first one, Emma seems to get the brunt of it in the second-half.
Thanks to Felton Fan Andrea for sending us scans from the latest edition of Hungary’s BRAVO Magazine. It seems Tom and his friend Dan’s relationship is working it’s way across Europe as BRAVO has also recently done articles in both their Polish and German versions of the magazine.
The article’s discuss Tom and Dan’s relationship both on and off the set. You can read the Polish translation at the above link.