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Daniel Radcliffe And Emma Watson Feel Just As Sad As Me

A photo of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson at the National Movie Awards

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the last part of the Harry Potter series for those of you reading this site from your cave) was amazing.  I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I sobbed:  amazing.  Say what you will about a shitty epilogue or a predictable plot, but if you didn’t tear up at the end when Harry walked into that forest, when “I open at the close” finally made sense, then you don’t have a soul.

Quite understandably, the stars of the Harry Potter movies feel similarly close to the series.  They’ve been working on the movies for the past ten years, and filming for Deathly Hallows, which will be released in two parts, the first coming to theatres in November, will be finished in about two weeks.  Emma Watson said she felt “like someone is dying,” and Daniel Radcliffe is equally as torn up about it:

“I will be devastated [when it’s over]. There is nothing I watch without it triggering a series of memories. Everything [about the films] is so linked to my life. At the same time, it is exciting. It is the end.”

Us too, Em and Dan.

After filming is over, Emma will take a break while Daniel will go on to appear as the lead in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway.  After the second part of Deathly Hallows is released next July, I will be taking Emma’s route, curling in an inconsolable ball of heartbreak as I sob about Harry Potter being really, finally over.

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  • ahhhhh I LOVE the Harry Potter series. It is forever linked to my childhood. Once the last book come out all we’ve had are the movies – now what are we all going to do?! =P

  • I know exactly how you feel, Emily. My heart is breaking because this all seems to be coming to an end. But since I’m doing a Master’s thesis on HP, I guess it’s not too bad! Ha! That, and I’ll be reading this series to every one of my children. :) Can’t wait for that.

    Also, the last sentence of the first paragraph of this article is hilarious!

    • emily, amen to everything that you said.
      and whit – you’re doing your thesis on harry potter?!?! FUCKING AWESOME. i would really, really like to read that when you’re done, if there’s any way we can make it happen.

  • “if you didn’t tear up at the end when Harry walked into that forest, when “I open at the close” finally made sense, then you don’t have a soul.”

    ^ So true.

  • How short is Radcliffe? Seriously, if Emma wasn’t a foot or so behind him and wasn’t also slouching, she’d be towering over the little Hobbit.

      • He’s actually around 5’5 and she’s shorter than him (like 5’4 or 5’3) but those heels must be 5′ high.

      • Emma Watson is actually more 5’5″/5’6″. He’s 5’5″ max. But ya, her shoes are probably another 5 inches so she’s probably standing at 5’10”.

  • Ok, ok, ok. I LOVE HP as much as the next person (maybe a little more), but he’s gonna be in How to Succeed? Does he have the singing chops for that?

  • Klephmeh, that’s what I thought.

    Also, I am a self-confessed HP freak. The only way you can have any idea about how obsessed I have been with HP is that you were probably equally obsessed, or someone you knew was. But I am still not over my anger about that last book. I could handle the poor pacing, the contrived plot, even the way suddenly everyone was flinging about Unforgiveable Curses without batting an eyelid. But I was so pissed off with the way she destroyed the theme of the entire series by making Harry beat Voldemort not because of love but because of some stupid trick with a wand, that made the reader have to go flicking back several pages in the middle of the climactic scene. WTF, JKR? Still so angry!

  • According to Imdb, she’s 5’6 and he’s 5’8. I really wish they’d interviewed Rupert G. cuz he’s my absolute fave… also, he’s 5’10. Yum :)

  • She’s so much taller than Daniel red cliff and she looks a lot like this girl i met at camp with the same degree of hotness to