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dumbledore. hi there, i'm tom felter and i play drake in the harry potter films. i'm very lucky to play hogwarts in the last ten years. i want to say thank you very much and i really hope you enjoy the last film. >> in harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2, gone is the innocence of childhood.
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harry, hermione and ron face real danger, life and death. >> a different film, really. all kind of quite tense. >> i think people will be shocked how brutal it is. >> it was the last two films were dark for me, to play them, and to be in that world everyday. >> we did so many scenes there was adrenaline and fear required, it was intense, genuinely. >> like many children across the world, emma watson and rupert pri brint were huge fans of harry potter. >> when i read the books, i felt a strong connection and even entered a look alike competition in the paper. i won the best ron. >> i loved those books. my dad used to read them to my brother and all.
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i just loved them and love hermione. >> they spent almost half their lives playing hermione granger and weasley. now back to the beginning. >> in my first edition, i first met dan and emma, it does seem like such a long time ago. >> nicolas ferment is the only known maker of the sorceror's stone. >> with were kind of reading, a scene from the forbidden section of the library. i remember hearing my voice, really kind of quiet. >> the three young stars have gone through so much together, becoming famous the world over at such a young age. >> it's been 11 years of quite an intimate process, where you're kind of with each other everyday all year, every year.
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it's quite unique kind of thing we've shared with each other, i think. >> so what do they really think of each other? >> he's always been quite hyperactive, quite loud. he's very funny. >> dan is the most energetic, hard working kind person. he works very, very hard. so he's pretty incredible. >> she's great. she's really kind of caring. >> he's a real eccentric. he's a genuine eccentric. i've never been to his house but i would love to go because it sounds like it's full of the most magical wonderful things. he has lamas and miniature pigs and he's bought a hovercraft.
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he has a cow on one of his roofs in his house in london, and he bought an ice cream van that genuinely works. it's funny because he's this very quiet guy but kind of just loves crazy stuff. >> did you hit it off with emma and rupert right away! >> yeah, i think so. >> you guy up together. >> we kind of had to. we did. >> you bonded? >> rupert and i particularly. emma was the kind of -- when it came to preventing herself laughing on set was the best. rupert and i were terrible. >> during the interview, rupert had some fun and decided to ask some questions of his own. >> maybe they want to know on the last day, i brought them both a trumpet. yeah, why a trumpet. >> do you know why?
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>> because he's mad and rupert. no. >> he's crazy. >> i don't know if there's another reason. >> there's no reason for a trumpet? >> no. >> so then said, would you ever consider dyes your hair ginger? ? yes, but only for him. >> in a quiet moment. >> only at his request. >> and for emma? >> emma, who do you like best? me or dan? >> of course. neither. neither of you are that great. no. i'm joking. obviously, i love them both equally, because that's the diplomatic answer. that's the right thing to say. >> like their characters, emma and rupert have grown up in front of the world. unlike ron and hermione, they had to deal with the fame of who they are and what they represent to millions of fans. >> they give me like presents and stuff and just touch me.
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it's really weird. it has taken me a while to kind of get used to. >> some little children are sometimes scared of me because they think i can do a spell and really amidgic in real life and my voice gets really funny and i try and say, i'm not going to do anything to you. it's okay. sometimes you can't convince them, because they believe in it. they really believe in it. >> now that it's over, the world and these actors prepare to say good-bye to harry, hermione and dan. i was shocked because i wasn't prepared for how i feel and what it meant to me. >> it's been pretty great to grow up being her even though i wasn't spending so much time being me. i do understand and realize that and feel good about it, yeah,
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really lucky, delve. >> still ahead, james and oliver phelps take us on a tour of the wizarding world of "harry potter" and talk to fans on the eve of the final film. >> to see all their faces, they're in ah of it. it shows how much it means to people. >> plus a scene you won't see anywhere else. daniel radcliffe talks about what's next. >> i want kids and i want lots. i absolutely do. >> on this larry king special, "harry potter the final chapter." [ cellphone rings ] hey. you haven't left yet. no. i'm boarding now... what's up? um...would you mind doing it again? last time. [ engine turns over ] oooohhhh...sweet. [ male announcer ] the chevy cruze with the my chevrolet app. the remote control car is finally here. well, now she's just playing with us. oh.
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i amnesty i'm standing here in front of haggrid's hut, who was a friend during their years of hogwarts. harry played him and one of many acclaimed british actors in this very talented cast including people like maggie smith and alan rickman. today, people open up about "harry potter" and why these may have been the roles of a life-time.
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>> welcome, harry. >> ruby is haggrid, a big man more than eight feet tall and personality to match. >> how big an outfit is it to get into? >> it weighs about 110 pounds, i guess. there was no way around that. it just had to look absolutely right. >> do you like haggrid? >> i do like haggrid, yes. that's a very good question. no one asked me that before. he's a big decent sort of bloke. >> hi. >> hello. sorry, don't wish to be rude but i'm in no state to entertain today. >> j.k. rowling said coltrane was her first choice to play the half giant, that his acting brought a subtleties necessary to the character. with all the fans that these books have in the films, do you feel an enormous responsibility to get hagrid right?
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>> yes. i did feel an enormous responsibility to get hagrid right. i also think everyone else did, you know, i'm talking about the sparks and woodworkers and construction people, everybody, because they're all parents, too, they had all read the books to their kids and i think everybody raised their game. you look at the cast list of all the people we've had over the last ten years, the absolute who's who of british acting, an extraordinary experience for everybody, i think. >> one of the later additions of who's who of british actors, helen carter as bellatrix lestrange. >> she has issue, a social path or psychopath. she-devil takes pleasure from pain that makes her delve very very sick. >> bellatrix has been a potter fan favorite since she was introduced in the order of the phoenix. >> a great place to play. i go to work and it was amazing
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to be paid over a period of four years to go to work, be paid lots of money to wait around and play a witch and be really naughty. >> in the final film, there's a pivotal scene at the end of the movie, a final fight during the battle of hogwarts, with ron weasley's mom, something carter says fans will look forward to. >> we had a duel and i wanted the duel to be like fencing without making contact. it was really hard work. at the end, we delve needed the chiropractor after. it's very easy to throw your shoulder out. >> carter is not one to hold back. when we asked er to tell us a secret from the set, she opened the floodgates. >> i did a wee wee, don't tell anyone. >> seems after giving birth to her daughter and returning to work, her bladder wasn't what it used to be. >> i'm barely able to stand up let alone jump around and
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screaming. bellatrix screams. anybody who had a baby, you know if you're jumping up and down and waving -- there's 25 takes. you have no idea what's happening down there. larry, you did ask me. >> carter's played many quirky characters over the careers but said she has an affection for bellatrix and her time on "harry potter." >> i loved it and it's been a real privilege to be part of it. to be part of it stimulates this mass mass imagination of children across the world and feed on people's imagination and it's in some way exciting for them. >> from the wizarding world on the screen to the wizarding world of harry potter at universal studios, florida, where in the past year, millions
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of potter fans have gone to get an up close look at where harry and his friends called home. >> you can walk around and there's snow on the rooftops. >> seeing all their faces, they're in awe of it. i think it shows how much it means to people. >> we asked james and oliver phelps, better known as fred and george weasley to give us a tour of the parks from dumbledorf's office. >> the actual books are all detailed about wizarding mass. >> to oliver's wine shop. >> perhaps this. to getting a butter beer. and as you can imagine, the fans took notice. >> like walking around here in early life and people coming up to us and it's pretty neat. a lot of people taking photos and everything. it's quite surreal, really. it's nice, but still surreal.
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>> the phelps, like the rest of the cast, say they're sad to leave "harry potter" behind. >> it's very surreal to leave the last days and walk out. the last day of filming was quite emotional for us. kind of bittersweet, we're aware it's coming to the end now and what better way to go out on the biggest high it has been. >> our work is done. >> find out what happened on the last day on set. >> it was very sad. yeah. we all cried. it was really, really bizarre. >> as daniel radcliffe, emma watson and rupert grint say good-bye to harry potter. plus your exclusive look at harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2, all next on the larry king special, "harry potter the final chapter."
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10 years in the making. soon we'll see the last of "harry potter." in just moments, we'll show you an exclusive clip of the final movie, from the beginning, this story of a little boy who didn't know he was special, has touched millions of people around the
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world. >> why is it so successful? >> i think it's due to a lot of things. it's -- we love an underdog. i think the world of j.k. rowling is so meticulously thought out that people, like me, who like to geek out about these things, can get wrapped up in the wizarding lore and world and so complete. we love that. we love magic, we love the idea of that. and it's a testament to the brilliance of the writing. >> i really loved him when i think people really love and why the stories are so enduring and why they touch so many people is because the characters are so, so real and flawed and beautiful and inspiring and lovable, just completely lovable. >> as actors, crew members and fans prepare themselves for the end of harry potter, a few statistics. in the past ten years, harry's
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famous lightning bolt scar has been applied to daniel radcliffe's forehead an estimated 2,000 times. 588 sets have been created. harry has gone through 160 pairs of glasses and some 70 magic wands. but as the final potter film is about to open, all that is now history. >> what was the last day like? >> very, very emotional. i remember i kind of wept like a child on that last day. >> it was kind of like the last day of school. i remember packing up the dressing room. it was very sad. we all cried. it was really, really bizarre. >> as the cast moves on from "harry potter," they share thoughts of their past and their future. >> it it's delve going to be with me the rest of my life, really. but, yeah. i'm grateful to be a part of
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that. i've loved every day of it. >> it's bittersweet. it's really exciting to see what comes next. it's delve a big chapter closing. >> for daniel radcliffe, perhaps a chance for him to share his unusual childhood with his own children. >> do you want family some day? >> oh, god, yes, absolutely. it's very strange, i'm one of the broadiest young men you'll ever meet. because i spent so much time with adults and i saw them all have kids. >> you want kids? >> god, yes, i want kids and i want lots. >> you need to meet somebody else. >> i need to get somebody willing first. >> share your life. >> yeah. i've got a girlfriend at the moment, who i am very much in love with, so you know, we'll see where that goes. >> as we leave you tonight, here's your first look at a never seen before clip of "harry
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potter and the deathly hallows part 2". >> how did you come by this sword? >> it's complicated. >> what about lestrange thinks it should be in hers? >> it's complicated. >> the sword presented itself to us in a moment of need. we didn't steal it. >> there is a sword in madame lestrange's result but it is a fake and was placed there this last sum sneer she never suspected it was fake? >> it's very convincing. >> and would recognize this is a true sword. >> i need to get into one of the vaults. >> it is impossible. >> alone, yes. but with you,


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