Radcliffe Talks Potter Delay & Hallows

“Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the New York Times’ TimesTalks podcast series on Tuesday to talk about various topics during a break from rehearsing the Broadway version of “Equus” starting early September.

SnitchSeeker has an exhaustive breakdown of the entire podcast and below are some of the more pertinent facts that ‘Potter’ fans want to know:

-Dan said that of the Half-Blood Prince move from November 2008 to July 2009, he was told about it 24 hours before the rest of the world, and begs everyone not to blame him for the move.

-The parts with Dumbledore and Voldemort are the darkest, while the scenes with Ron are the funniest yet; he also mentions that Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) was really great to work with.

– Dan talked about a particular incident on the Half-Blood Prince set, where Rupert had his first kiss with Jessie, and Dan was in the background of the scene laughing and trying to get Rupert to break out from character and laugh as well.

– Dan addressed how Emma Watson was hesitant about signing up for the final films, and her reason for doing so was not because she did not want to, but because of her education and the need to evaluate what her options were, especially since the last Harry Potter films would require another three years of their lives. Emma chose not to rush into the decision, but her reason was not because she did not want to.

– Deathly Hallows will go as planned, despite the Half-Blood Prince move, where it will start production February 2009 and will shoot for around 14 months. Dan also mentioned potential future projects, including the Dan Eldon biopic, though he said that it’s too distant in the future to consider.

– He said with Deathly Hallows, he is looking forward to the walk through the forest (chapter 34), rather than the fighting sequences; and that in the script for the film Sirius is in it, so there is a chance he will have another scene with Gary Oldman.