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New York Premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’

Ziegfeld Theatre and American Museum of Natural History. July 9, 2009. By Jada Yuan

When are you doing Broadway again? “Next couple of years, hopefully. I’d love to. I am taking dance lessons as we speak.” What kind? “Tap. You never know when tap is going to come in handy, and if I do a musical, I want to be proper.” —Daniel Radcliffe

Alan Rickman

The director David Yates says this is about sex, potions, and rock and roll. Do you agree? “I think it’s more tame than that.” —Emma Watson

Michael Gambon

Between wizards and vampires, who wins? “Wizards, really. It’s the wand. You can do anything with it, really.” —Rupert Grint


How have women reacted to you, since you play Harry’s antagonist, Draco Malfoy? “A mixture. If they’re 7 and under, they seem to be terrified. Seven and older, they seem to be quite nice. I appreciate nice.” —Tom Felton

Diane Sawyer

Who’s the biggest prankster on set? “I think it would be Rupert, who plays Ron. He probably wouldn’t like me to say it, but he’s so much like his character. He’s just always giggling. He can’t suppress it.” —Bonnie Wright

Lance Bass

Do you like to write more about the characters’ raging hormones as they grow up? “Yeah, because at the end of the day, that’s what they’re fighting for. They’re fighting so they can kiss the girl they like and hold their hand. It sounds small to you, but that’s kind of what it’s all about.” —Steve Kloves, Screenwriter

Michelle Trachtenberg

What did you want to steal from the set? “There’s this wonderful thing called a Pensieve, which is this beautiful bowl. It holds memories, so that would be really helpful—especially with this filming schedule.” —David Yates, Director

Vanessa Williams

Mark Indelicato

How long did it take the makeup artists to transform you into Professor Filius Flitwick? “Four hours every day, and an hour and a half removal at the end of the day. It would be nice to appear as myself one of these days, but I’m just too good-looking. That’s the problem.” —Warwick Davis

Denis Leary

Since you play Cormac McLaggen, Harry's fellow Quidditch player and student, did you ever practice your flying scenes using a broom? “I did one day, and then I gave up.” —Freddie Stroma

Kelsey Grammer

As the producer of this film, do you ever think, “I should have spent more money”? “These books are so rich in their diverse and detailed tapestry that you could never stop spending money. There’s always something that you could do.” —David Barron, Producer

Eric Mabius

Why do you like Harry Potter? “Never heard of it.” —Chevy Chase

Kiril Kulish

Wizards versus vampires—who wins? “I’m kind of a vampire girl.” —Gina Gershon

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