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Celebrity Getaway: Harry Potter

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint


What's your favourite holiday spot on the planet?
Favourite holiday spot on the planet? This is going to sound like I'm really kissing arse here, but it is Melbourne. If I could choose one place to go away for a good three months it would be Melbourne, definitely. Sorry, Sydney.

And what's the best thing about making these films?
The best thing about making these films is going to work every day and being with my best friends who are ... the crew. [They] have watched me grow up over the years and as a consequence of that some of them are my best, absolute best, best mates. So to be able to work with them every day is a pleasure and a privilege.


One thing you'd never leave home without?
My mobile phone.

What's been the best thing about working on these Harry Potter films?
Just getting to live my dream I guess, you know. I always wanted to be an actress and I've been given a chance to do that and I'm a massive fan of the books. And, you know, I've been able to bring [the books] to life so it's been ... pretty incredible, really.

And what's it like being a role model?
Um, a lot of pressure, but I hope I'm doing okay.

I think you're doing great!
Thanks very much! Thank you.


What's your number-one travel tip?
Travel tip? I don't know, really. Because we're going to New York tomorrow, I think, so we do quite a bit of travelling. But, there's nothing I really do special.

Is there one thing you don't leave home without?
Well, I guess ... No, not really. Well, my phone obviously, but that's not very interesting.

What's your favourite holiday area in the world?
I don't know. We kind of go somewhere different all the time and I've never been to Australia actually, I quite fancy that. Except for the spiders; they kind of worry me.

Don't worry about that. And finally, what's the best thing about making the Harry Potter films?
I thinks it's just ... the filming part I really like. It's just great being on a set, really, and just being with everyone. It's just good fun!

User comments
of course daniel loves melbourne melbourne is my hometown and I love and miss it to bits. you found great balance among food, art, culture and lifestyle in melbourne. love it.

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