Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
After four films, the world of Harry Potter became old hat. Emma Watson returned for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix like another day at the office. But with costar Evanna Lynch, a Potter fan who won the role of Luna Lovegood, Watson rediscovered the wonder of making the film.
Emma Watson on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"It's quite a surreal experience working at Leavesden Studios," said Watson. "The studio's so big we have little golf carts. We've had like goats, we've had bats, armadillos. That's why you'll be going past and it's like, 'Oh, yeah, yeah.' We're sort of past the stage. It doesn't really affect us. Like a giraffe could go by and I wouldn't care. So anyway, the point is that when you step on set, these amazing sets, we kind of take it for granted at this point. And when you see Evanna Lynch's face every time she steps on set, it kind of comes to you again and it makes you realize just how amazing the whole experience is. It's stops you from taking it for granted. It was really nice to have someone who's so genuinely, genuinely just completely excited and just in ecstasy every time she saw something new. It was really nice."
However, Lynch was such a devoted fan, she would scold some of the actors for attempting alternate interpretations of the dialogue. "I remember actually after watching the film, the person I was most nervous about finding out their opinion was Evanna. I go up to Evanna just like, 'What did you think?' I was really, really scary. But she loved it so I was like, 'Okay, as long as she likes it, we're good. We're all good. That's good.'"
Aside from rediscovering the magic of Harry Potter, Order of the Phoenix also gave Hermione more action. "Ron and Hermione kind of took a bit of a backseat on the last one, watching Harry do all the tasks and stuff so it felt really nice to kind of be back in the action again. I mean, nothing major. We had a couple of stunts to do, a couple of harnesses and that sort of thing which was really fun."
In addition to wirework, Watson learned some dance choreography too. "All the different spells had different choreographed specific movements that went with them. So we had a couple of classes like that which was really good fun. I think this is the first one that you really see the craft behind magic and you get to see the craftsmanship. It looked really impressive. I think especially that scene at the end between Dumbledore and Voldemort."
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens to theaters tomorrow, July 11th.
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