While Emma Watson’s Vogue cover might make the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II star seems like just your regular ol’ beautiful billionaire, inside that gorgeous wealthy shell is a human being just like your or us straining to break free. Well, like you or us if we were either good-looking or rich. “I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble,” the actress says about her Harry Potter days in the interview. “They found me and picked me for the part. And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it.” Oh Emma. If only she could know the real freedom that comes from using public transportation, or buying clothes than are worth less than most people’s monthly income. Having an old man fall asleep on you on the bus is the stuff real life is made of!
“I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle,” Emma says, with regards to her decision to study briefly at Brown University. “I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.” As Watson explains, “I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK.” It’s a good thing she has literally tens of millions of good things to enjoy.
Tom Felton might have just won the Best Villain award at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards for his portrayal of the nefarious Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, but in real life, his personality couldn’t be any sweeter. Our friends over at VH1 News caught up with the burgeoning hunk on the red carpet before last night’s big show and asked him about his old pal from Hogwarts, Cedric Diggory (aka Robert Pattinson). Felton praised his old pal as being “humble” not once but TWICE during our interview with him, and told us how much he was looking forward to catching up with his old chum at such a festive occasion.
Pack up your Gryffindor scarf, your Lego Hogwarts Castle and your motorized Quidditch broom broken from overuse; it’s time to confront your fate. The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II trailer marks the end of a very long, very fun era in children’s wizardry-related fiction. Since J.K. Rowling denied Harry Potter sequels would take us past the seventh book (to Daniel Radcliffe‘s face, no less), we had better enjoy it while we can. The series that launched a thousand ‘ships will come to a close with the film’s release on July 15, though if the trailer is to be believed, there are at least a few surprises for even the most hard-core fan might not see coming. Harry and Voldemort plummeting into a crevasse, for example? Well, most of our fan fic does end with those two locked in an embrace….maybe Rowling finally read our letters and changed the ending? There’s only one way to find out.
We guess we didn’t realize that some Ivy League schools admitted nine-year-olds. That’s the only want we can understand reports that Emma Watson was teased at Brown by fellow students shouting Harry Potter quotes. There must be serious Doogie Hooser-type academics on campus, because we can’t imagine any college students of the proper age or maturity level would act like such nerdlingers.
According to sources, the heckling went from class, where any comments from Watson would merit such witty bon mots as “Three points for Gryffindor!,” to the football stadium during a Harvard/Brown game last Fall, where sources say the actress “sat with two security guards in orange vests” and had to be “escorted in and out of the stadium” while nearby students “shouted Harry Potter phrases at her.” Emma Watson left Brown this past winter to pursue other film work, such as the role of Sam in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, though some have suggested the non-stop teasing might have made the decision to leave all the more easy. Maybe after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2is released this summer, Emma’s classmates will finally settle down. If not, maybe we can call their Mom to come pick them up. Boy is she is going to be pissed.
It’s no secret that we plan to openly weep when the Harry Potter series comes to a close once and for all. As soon as the credits to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II start to roll, we will be blubbering messes, we’re just that attached to this franchise. But we still have a few more months of anticipation and excitement before our emotions turn, and with that in mind, we’re super-psyched to get a look at theseHarry Potter stills published in Entertainment Weekly. These new shots show Harry in the interior of Gringotts, a scene with the Death Eaters, and herbology whiz Neville Longbottom going all swordsman on Nagini the Snake’s ass. Oh, God. Neville. Just thinking about him gives us chills.
Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bowerare known for their roles in two of the biggest movie franchises of all time, but they plan to take on the roles of husband and wife soon as well. Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films met Bower, who portrayed Caius in The Twilight Saga when he joined the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 cast to portray Gellert Grindewald.
The pair is young (she’s 20 and he’s 22) but have been together for over a year and a half and have been the subject of engagement rumors before. But only recently did Bower confirm that they’re indeed getting married, saying “I am engaged. I’m very happy. It’s a wonderful, wonderful time.” Eee! Pretty soon they’ll have a brood of Harry Potter-Twilight babies! What will they name them? Renesbledore?
Two wizards. One good, one evil. One with a nose, one without. Who will be the first to blink?
That’s our take away from the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 poster. Our anticipation for the film keeps growing ever since we were blown away by Part 1. July feels so far away, and yet we don’t want the series to end. Maybe we can borrow Hermione’s time turner so we can prolong the magic a little.
There are few franchises that make us squee the way Harry Potter does. Twilight? Not really (sorry, Kate Spencer). The Hunger Games? We love it, but it still can’t hold a candle to the epic battle between The Boy Who Lived and He Who Must Not Be Named. So we’re thrilled and sad to watch this preview of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two because while we’re really excited to see it, it’s the end of an era. The movie comes out on July 15, 2011, after which point, Ralph Fiennes will finally get his nose back.