'PoA' set report from Shepperton Studios

  August 26, 2003 at 3:22 PM ET
  grae     The Leaky Cauldron (via Aftonbladet)

The Leaky Cauldronopens in new window has posted a translation of an articleopens in new window in the Swedish magazine Aftonbladetopens in new window, describing one of the scenes being filmed at Shepperton Studios for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Here are a few brief excerpts:

Inside the enormous studio woods are erected. The trees are massive, the trunks several metres thick and stretching far towards the fake sky. The woods are dark, of course, with a menacing air, and like a couple of tiny shadows Harry and Hermione are standing under a tree.

Harry jerks and rushes off, Hermione fumbles for him to hold him back. Harry takes out his wand and runs the 15-20 metres towards the frozen lake.

The director Alfonso Cuarón wants a retake and gets it, over and over. In the end Harry’s been rushing down towards the lake nearly 40 time before the director thanks the entire filming crew with a "Gracias".

The magazine also talked to actors Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Gary Oldman. Daniel and Gary discuss the differences between working with directors Chris Columbus and Alfonso Cuarón, while Emma talks about Michael Gambon replacing Richard Harris as Dumbledore, and why The Prisoner of Azkaban novel offers the best movie material.

So what does Gary have to say about those tatoos?

"And I’m tattooed, that’s Alfonso’s idea.

He rises and shows the tattoos all over his body.

"In some scenes I need those on my arms as well but right now they weren’t needed."

Daniel and Emma are also asked about Goblet of Fire.

"We’re in for the fourth movie as well."

As for Order of the Phoenix:

"We’re not up to speculate on that - one movie at a time."

You can read the full article at the above link. Thanks to The Leaky Cauldron for the translation!


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