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"Empire" Magazine Feature on OotP

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Posted by: Sue
May 24, 2007, 05:15 AM

The July issue of Empire Magazine has a new feature on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. While there are no new photos, there are new quotes from some of the cast including Dan Radcliffe Imelda Staunton and Evanna Lynch, as well as insights from director David Yates and producer David Heyman, who recalls a conversation with J.K. Rowling regarding the Black Family tree.

"Jo keeps the books and films very separate," says Heyman. "I'm the one calling her up, making sure we don't do anything that will mess with her fiction. She really wants the films to be as good as they could be. We needed to visualise Sirius Black's family tree, so we told Jo. And she said 'I understand.' Fifteen minutes later a fax came through with the entire Black family tree which had the family crest, their motto, with eight generations of Blacks with all their names. Her world is embedded in her."

To read the entire article, you can see the scans here in our galleries courtesy of TLC reader Roger. Thanks much Roger!

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LunaLover more of Evanna Lynch? Squeeee give me that interview!
Posted by LunaLover on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
swan So true, everything Evanna says!
Posted by swan on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Jeannine Excellent,Thank you! It's nice to get some of the behind-the -scenes thoughts ,perspectives and fun[!]. I loved some of the comments and some where quiet funny. Dan[LOL!]
Posted by Jeannine on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
radcakesfan The pictures may not be new, but holy cow, does the -beauty- of Dan's face hit me anew every time, especially in high res. He is so photogenic. And articulate! Interesting article, we were lucky that it actually took place on Rupert's birthday and got a glimpse of a "real" day. They were quite descriptive of him (that should make r-fans happy for once). His "shuffling walk" seems very characteristic of him.
Posted by radcakesfan on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
burningpumpkins A good article at LAST! A journalist who actually knows his/her stuff! I loved the interviews... Dan's comment on tongues, Rupert's stuff (finally some recognition!) and Evanna's lovely tidbit. We all love her and her fan-ness. Yay. I would say congrats to the journalist.
Posted by burningpumpkins on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Anita YES! I'm so glad they made a point to say that all cuts have been approved by Jo herself! I'm reallly enjoying this article!
Posted by Anita on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Jules A Black family tree drawn by jo with 8 generations on it! The one that HPL knows of (the book aid one that dan bought at auction) only has 6. I hope screen shots of the the one Jo faxed to David Heyman makes it on to the extras of the OOTP DVD. on the other hand, it could be the book aid one and hayman has inccorectly guessed that there are 8, not 6 generations on it. If it is the same hand drawn tree that was auctioned, it is still cool, as we do not have a full picture of it, only partial pics from newspapers (jo wished to keep parts hidden) and a compiled one by the lexicon, based on accurate intelligence from a fan who visited the auction and recorded any information that we were missing. some of the dates on the Book Aid BFT are impossible. this may be due to jo's acknowlaged weakness at maths, but it could also be faulty intelligence from the fan who went to the auction. wheather Heyman's copy is different to the bookaid copy or not, we will still get to verify dates, names ect, and that can only be good.
Posted by Jules on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
squiggle Hahahaha! I love the comment on the last page: BELLATRIX IN AZKABAN: DON'T DROP THE SOAP lol!!!!
Posted by squiggle on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Charlteach This is a really good article. Leaky gallery- is there any way to reorder the scans so that they fall in numberical order?
Posted by Charlteach on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
underscore I hate it when people call it "Septology" because it's wrong. There's no such thing. It's supposed to be called a heftalogy. Just like Star Wars is supposed to be a hexalogy. So please everyone, if you're a true Harry Potter fan, please refer to it as a heftalogy.
Posted by underscore on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
underscore I hate it when people call it "Septology" because it's wrong. There's no such thing. It's supposed to be called a heftalogy. Just like Star Wars is supposed to be a hexalogy. So please everyone, if you're a true Harry Potter fan, please refer to it as a heftalogy.
Posted by underscore on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Fran That was fantastic. I loved every comment from everyone (especially Dan). I can't wait for this film to come out! 47 days to go!!
Posted by Fran on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
amber how wonderful... james and oliver phelps get the shaft... http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/DarkLady_1986/JamesOliverMention.jpg Phelps mention underlined....
Posted by amber on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
amber so you dont have to mess with the link.... "For today's scene, David Yates surveys his table. It's quite a gathering: Gary Oldman, Julie Walters, Mark Williams, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Gamdon, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and " mentions everyone else in full but doesnt even mention their true name!!! *is not amused*
Posted by amber on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
LemonFaerie Wow, amazing article. I'm especially happy that they made a point of mentioning that all the cuts were approved by Jo - I'll still miss them (Weasley is our king!!) but it feels better somehow. My big complaint - since WHEN is OoTP the "acknowledged least favorite"???? Hmph. I haven't heard that before, but maybe I'm just out of the loop and not in the majority opinion because it is my run-away favorite of the six we have so far. I CAN'T WAIT for this movie!!! Favorite comment on the photos - of Bellatrix in Azkaban, "Don't drop the soap." Priceless! I'm still laughing.
Posted by LemonFaerie on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
amber um... did that not show up either... "A pair of Weasley twins await his intruction" :(
Posted by amber on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
aughra I'm sure JKR was delighted that a doodle to keep herself straight while writing is going to get some Hollywood polish. I'm looking forward to seeing the Black Family tapestry--and pausing the DVD to study it! aughra likes inspecting the tapestries...
Posted by aughra on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Najam loved the article...really can't understand why everyone thinks that the 5th book is the least liked. It has to be the 2nd best for me at least. HBP tops...:)
Posted by Najam on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Chris Wonderful article. Loved the part about Rupert's birthday. Loved the parts about Jo. Great article overall.
Posted by Chris on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
Jennie They did not just misspell "installment." Bahaha. Jo made David lunch! I love her. "The only person who knows something about what will happen to their character in book seven is Alan Rickman." Wow.
Posted by Jennie on June 13, 2007 @ 03:58 PM
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