Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

The truth of what it is like capturing a scene for a film or TV present is commonly hilariously totally different from what you see on display. Intercourse scenes are typically something however “attractive” to behave out; laugh-out-loud moments are often the results of numerous makes an attempt to nail down the timing, by which level all involved events are typically too exhausted to search out them humorous; and scenes the place folks are supposed to be grieving the lack of a cherished one could be amusingly awkward, particularly when it seems one of many forged members is not fairly as emotionally invested as these round them.

So it was throughout the filming of a key second from “Half-Blood Prince,” as Radcliffe recounted to the Los Angeles Instances in 2009:

“Dumbledore dies, and I needed to do a scene lamenting over his physique. Michael is probably the most revered actor I’ve ever labored with, so I needed to actually pull out the stops to convey the emotion. However after the fourth take, I regarded down and noticed that he had dozed off. I needed to prod him to get up. A lot for impressing somebody together with your abilities!”

In his protection, you possibly can’t totally accuse Gambon of breaking character, what with Dumbledore being useless and all (neither is he the one actor to make amends for some shuteye whereas taking part in somebody who’s ventured to the grave). For that matter, one might even describe this as the last word type of method-acting. Very like Dumbledore has solely simply left Harry up a creek with out a paddle in his battle in opposition to Voldemort, it seems Gambon wasn’t so involved about pulling his youthful costar out of the second as to disclaim himself a comfy nap. 

Now that is a real appearing legend.

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