Harry, Ron and Hermoine; the characters that conquered our childhood, all are now ready to move on and explore the realms of other characters, now that the last lines of their magical journey have been etched, back in 2007. While most of us “Potterheads” still hang on to the characters that literally grew up with us as we iteratively relive the excitement and thrill of the Harry potter books, by rereading the series, the actors move on to don new roles.
Rupert Grint, commonly recognized as the famed Ron Weasley, was the first one to move on to try out other roles while the Harry Potter series were still under release. Thunderpants (2002), Driving Lessons (2006), Cherrybomb (2009) and Wild target (2010) were the movies in which he played various parts in. these movies, however, mostly went unnoticed and were given low rankings. Expectations are, however, high from his upcoming flick, a thriller, “Into the White”, directed by Peter Naess; also starring ‘Goodbye, Lenin!’s Florian Lukas.
Daniel Radcliffe’s acting career predated the Harry Potter films, as he previously starred in “David Copperfield” (1999) and “The tailor of Panama” (2001) before he skyrocketed to fame with the release of the Harry Potter movie franchise. He is now going to be seen in the horror film, “The woman in black” this year, in which he plays the role of a young lawyer who travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
Everyone’s sweetheart, the lovely Emma Watson, commonly known as “Hermoine Granger” will now be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s ”Beauty and the Beast” where Emma will be able to shed her knit sweaters of Hermoine Granger and don the aura of the lead character in this latest movie.
Beauty and the Beast, which tells the tale of a merchant’s daughter who is told that in order to save her father from death she must become mistress of a luxurious castle inhabited by an ugly man-beast, is a classic fairytale which has been passed down through the ages. The Disney animation of this classic is still fresh in the minds of many.
And it looks like Miss Watson is not ready to let go of fairytales and storybooks, as yet. 😀
Article publié pour la première fois le 19/02/2012