Jason Isaacs discusses 'Harry Potter' in new interview
December 21, 2008 at 11:37 PM ET
HPANA (via Jerusalem Post)
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In a new interview, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) talked about his love for working on the Harry Potter films, as well as his take on the Deathly Hallows film split:
"Unfettered fun" is how Isaacs describes the experience of playing the Malfoy. For a moment, he talks about Malfoy's focus on "racial purity - it sounds like right-wing political campaigning," but then he says, "I don't want to look at the serious side of it. It was too much fun. It was an opportunity for me to play like my kids play, and to chew up the scenery with some of the greatest actors in the world... They prove that it's not true that an unhappy film set makes for a good film...
"We had a ridiculously good time making them," he says, recalling specific scenes with Richard Harris, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes and, of course, Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
Talking about how the last book is set to be made into two films, he says ominously, "I think that's a mistake."
After a beat, he adds, "It should be made into 10 films so I can do it for the rest of my life."
To read the interview in full, click here.