Tuesday 20 February 2018

Radcliffe: Rupert's hard to imitate

Daniel Radcliffe says Rupert Grint has a hip wiggle
Daniel Radcliffe says Rupert Grint has a hip wiggle

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that Rupert Grint has a hip wiggle that's hard to imitate.

The actor, who reprises his role as wizard Harry Potter in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, had to copy his co-star's walk for a scene, which saw seven characters turned into Harry clones.

"There were some characters that I got very quickly, and some that took quite a while - Rupert took a long time, around 11 takes; Emma (Watson) and Andy (Linden, as Mundungus Fletcher), I got very quickly in around two takes," he recalled.

"It's the way Rupert walks. You don't think of him as having a wiggle but he does - he sort of wiggles his hips around when he walks. Aspects like that were slightly surprising."

Daniel found it strange seeing so many versions of himself, but reckoned it's pretty cool.

"It was bizarre. You know, that's one of my favourite sequences in the whole film, mainly because it took so long to do and it turned out really well - there's always a sense of satisfaction in that," he added.

"We did around 95 takes in total. It was a big technical exercise that was also a lot of fun. We even held a sweepstakes on how many takes it was going to take, to liven it up. That's the first cool bit of magic in the film."

In response, Rupert laughed: "I didn't realise I had a pelvis thing until Dan broke my walk down!"

:: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is in cinemas now.

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