Empire Online has posted a new interview with Michael Gambon, Albus Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter movies. Mr. Gambon mentions that he has never read the books and doesn't see the point, the kids and the difference working with new director Mike Newell.
Empire: Are you kind of easing into the role a bit more now you have done one film as Dumbledore?
Gambon: I just play him as myself, I don’t ease myself into any role really. I stick a beard on and play me. Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.
Empire: Have you still not read any of the books?
Gambon: Well, I don’t see any point. I’ve got the scripts. People who have read the books get miserable because of all the bits that have been cut out. So I just read the script. That's the best way.
You can read the full interview here.