The Bulgarian premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire took place this past weekend and Stanislav Ianevski (Krum) and director Mike Newell were on hand to discuss the movie.
Stan discussed being a proud Bulgarian, the process of being in the movie and his desire to remain in the movie business. He also discussed meeting the stars during the first days of shooting:
At first we were introduced to the world of Harry Potter in a very special and warm way, we had two weeks of playing together in order to get to know each other. As for the first shooting day, we were, in the labyrinth and everything there is very scary, everything moves and you live it exactly the way you see it in the movie. I wanted to impress Mike and prove to him that I was really the best for the part, so naturally I was worried.
Mike Newell discussed how many times he watched the other Potter movies, reading the books, meeting JK Rowling and the reason behind changing to music composer Patrick Doyle.
I wanted a different composer because in the film there was a tremendous amount of music that the actors had to work with, dancing music, walking music, there's lots and lots of music. So it's very difficult for me to work with a composer who is 6,000 miles away. And John Williams lives in Los Angeles, so I needed somebody who was right there. And I've worked with Pat, Patrick Doyle, who is a great composer, twice before, also on Donnie Brasco and he is a great man, to work with, he gives you a lot.
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