Harry Potter Articles

Neville around the world

July 19, 2011 07:23:57 Posted at July 19, 2011 07:23:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Who’s getting the biggest career bump from the success of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2? It’s STILL surprising to me that it’s Neville. That Neville, the new “heartthrob” might be, like, some kind of action star one day. Neville! After trips to Toronto, Washington, and Chicago last week to promote the movie, here’s Matthew Lewis in Australia today at the preview for the Harry Potter Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Full Story

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Neville has chest hair

July 15, 2011 09:12:46 Posted at July 15, 2011 09:12:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Everyone is talking about Neville. Everyone is jizzing over Neville’s transformation. Wouldn’t be it be CRAZY if in another 10 years, it’s Neville, I mean Matthew Lewis, who’s, like, on the list of Sexiest Men Alive or something? Never mind. It could totally happen this year. Hilarious. Full Story

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Michael Sheen and all his girls

July 14, 2011 13:44:40 Posted at July 14, 2011 13:44:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I meant to write about this yesterday but the agency only made these photos available today. At least for blogs. Michael Sheen is in Toronto as his daughter Lily is here with her mother Kate Beckinsale. On Tuesday, Michael and Kate took Lily to the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Full Story

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Three days with Neville

July 13, 2011 12:39:00 Posted at July 13, 2011 12:39:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I interviewed him at the junket in New York on Sunday and I told him I’d be in his face the next three days because on Monday there was the NYC premiere and then on Tuesday he’d be in Toronto to promote the film and etalk had exclusive access at the after party. He was really sweet about it. Full Story

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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 13, 2011 08:22:00 Posted at July 13, 2011 08:22:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Please note the following review is SPOILER HEAVY. You've read the reviews by now. It's getting very, very good reviews. And that's great. Those reviews have been written, mostly, by people who weren't into the books, who see movies for a living and judge them on their merit as an art form. Full Story

Together again for the last time

July 12, 2011 08:47:23 Posted at July 12, 2011 08:47:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So here they are, on a carpet for Harry Potter for the very last time, in the sweltering heat of a New York City afternoon. Rupert’s head was totally wet by the time he went into the theatre. Daniel’s too. Emma, stayed remarkably dry. Makes such a difference having bare shoulders out there. Full Story

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Don’t hide Snape in the back!

July 12, 2011 08:00:41 Posted at July 12, 2011 08:00:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Check out these group shots of the members of the Harry Potter family who were in attendance last night at Lincoln Square for the FINAL FINAL FINAL carpet of the film franchise. Alan Rickman’s at the back! Don’t stick Snape in the back! Come to think of though, he probably wanted to stand in the back. Full Story

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Snape & Jo! And ... they all say goodbye

July 7, 2011 14:15:00 Posted at July 7, 2011 14:15:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Massive premiere in London today – the final, final, FINAL carpet for the Harry Potter series in the motherland. There will be a premiere in New York on Monday but ... Harry is English, England is the heart of it. And here they almost all are to say goodbye and thank you. No, thank YOU. F-ck me I am crying again. Full Story

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I will never be ready

July 6, 2011 12:28:45 Posted at July 6, 2011 12:28:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two weeks ago tomorrow I went to an advance screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and almost had to be carried out of the theatre. Laura, who was sitting next to me, said that at one point, she looked over and saw me in the fetal position. The next day I flew to New York to interview Daniel Radcliffe for the very last time, after five years of seeing him every year, sometimes twice. Full Story

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The End is back to the Beginning

June 28, 2011 08:31:25 Posted at June 28, 2011 08:31:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Are you ready for The End? It All Ends. Soon. I have seen The End, in 3D, and while I cannot tell you much about it yet (due to the studio’s embargo), what I can say is that I loved it, and that Laura loved it, and that I still haven’t recovered. Nerd? Totally. But yesterday Dean, who was cutting my interview with Daniel Radcliffe (the last one ever, sob!), took me to the edit suite to see how the story came together and I cried watching the clips, the old footage, when they were so little, integrated with the scenes from Harry Potter at the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Full Story

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Harry ... be safe, be strong

June 17, 2011 06:22:06 Posted at June 17, 2011 06:22:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Strong? Jesus Lainey, pull yourself together. I came off the plane last night and a hundred emails told me that the new Harry Potter 7B trailer was finally online. First we had to drop off our sh-t, then it was to the hospital to see my ma, then our goddamn laptops wouldn’t play, and it was already after 1am, so I had to wait until this morning, which is why I had one of those sleeps, you know?, when it’s not fully sleep because you’re waiting to see something you want to see so badly? Giant nerd here. Full Story

What is Pottermore?

June 16, 2011 09:06:27 Posted at June 16, 2011 09:06:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If you’re a Harry Potter nerd, you were likely caught up in it yesterday. If you missed it, click here for a backgrounder. So...what is it? JK Rowling launched the Pottermore site – here (note the Sorting Hat in the URL hee!) – but without much more information. Full Story

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Always!

June 1, 2011 10:19:15 Posted at June 1, 2011 10:19:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Poster of Snape for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2. You could say it’s just a poster but... It’s more than just a poster. Like, if there’s ever an expression to sum up what Snape is, why he is, to say, without words, that one word... ALWAYS! Isn’t this how you do? Again, again, again. Full Story

Ron in a word: Hot

May 27, 2011 18:13:00 Posted at May 27, 2011 18:13:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I have friends, and I won’t out you Michelle, who’ve always had some “I shouldn’t be feeling this way” quiver about Rupert Grint/Ron Weasley. Never seen it myself…until now. Another Harry Potter moment that will make you cry. Steel yourselves. The cast members were asked to, for Empire (they had AMAZING access to promote the final), sum up their Harry Potter experience in One Word. Full Story