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Harry Potter and friends say goodbye

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 02:05

July 12 - Harry, Ron, Hermione and the Hogwart's cast join forces on the red carpet one last time for the New York premiere of ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.'' Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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For the last decade, audiences everywhere have been charmed by the magic of Harry Potter. And now Harry, Ron, Hermione and the wizarding world are walking the red carpet one last time to farewell the final installment. Daniel Radcliffe says along with the cast, he'll miss his super powers. (SOUNDBITE) Daniel Radcliffe, actor in the role of Harry Potter, saying (English): "Playing an action hero affords you the opportunity to do some pretty cool stuff once in a while you know, like bursting out of a lake surrounded by fire or falling down a 40 foot roof. Like, that's fun, that stuff is crazy and mad and fun and you don't get to do it that often as an acto, so I will miss thatr." In the final episode Harry faces off with his arch enemy Lord Voldemort. And his sidekicks Ron and Hemione finally share an onscreen kiss. At the New York premiere, Emma Watson who plays Hermione, admits it was a bit awkward. (SOUNDBITE) Emma Watson, actress in the role of Hermione Granger, saying (English): "He's been like a brother to me and we have so much history that it was obviously hard to put all of that aside and be professional, but we tried and I'm happy with the finished result, you know, how it looks in the movie. In London, the audiences gave it a pretty great response so I'm happy." Potter-fanatics who anxiously waited to see their favorite magicians, talked about the impact of the books and movies. (SOUNDBITE) Yarineth Pena, Harry Potter fan, saying (English): "I was bullied in school a lot so reading it really helped me feel like I could totally connect with the book. And just knowing that I really don't have any friends and see that Harry had just his two best friends, it just really made me feel good to know that." (SOUNDBITE) Victoria Innes, Harry Potter fan, saying (English): "I'm going to cry. I am going to re-read the books and re-watch the movies and stuff. Like J.K. Rowling said -- whether it's through the pages or through the film Hogwarts is always your home." "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" will open in U.S. theatres on July 15. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

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Harry Potter and friends say goodbye

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 02:05