Вы услышите интервью с Дэниелом Рэдклиффом, исполнителем роли Гарри Поттера. В следующих заданиях выберите правильный ответ.
1. At the moment Daniel feels both upset and excited because
1) he is expecting some changes in his life.
2) he is to stay here for only 3 months.
3) he will have to part with his friends.
2. When the 7th book came out, it was difficult for Daniel
1) to find the book.
2) to find an opportunity to read the book.
3) to stay unaware of the ending.
3. If J.K. Rowling hadn’t written the epilogue,
1) she would have to continue writing about Harry Potter.
2) the book would feel incomplete.
3) everybody would be disappointed.
4. What makes the end of the film so powerful is
1) that Harry Potter finally turns into a grizzled young man.
2) the death of Harry Potter.
3) the fight between a child and an adult villain.
5. The scene in the forest was very difficult to Daniel because he
1) was under a lot of pressure from Ralph Fiennes.
2) was going to die.
3) expected too much of himself.
6. Daniel thinks the sets are amazing because of their
7. When Daniel is associated with Harry Potter he feels
1 – 1
2 – 3
3 – 2
4 – 3
5 – 3
6 – 3
7 – 1
Interviewer: Daniel, you’re coming to the end of the journey now and we’ve basically watched you grow up on-screen. How do you feel about it?
Daniel Radcliffe: I’m not thinking about it that much at the moment. It’s very occasionally I’m suddenly thinking, oh God, I am only here for another 3 months, you know? And so that’s very odd and it will be very upsetting when it does come to an end because I’ve spent so much time here and made some fantastic friends who I hope will stay with me for the rest of my life. And so it’ll be very sad but equally it is an exciting time. Whenever you go through periods of transition, I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don’t know what’s going to happen.
Interviewer: Could you talk about when you got the 7th book? Your experience of reading it for the first time and just your emotions?
Radcliffe: Yeah, I obviously loved the 7th book as much as everybody else did. I was reading actually at a cricket match because it came out 2 days before my 18th birthday. And I was going to a match for my birthday. So I was going ‘round for 2 days without having read it while everybody else was reading it. And so it was a 2-day-long struggle to beg not to be told how it all ends. And I did actually manage to do that and then, yeah, I remember finishing it on the plane and just becoming very emotional. I found it’s a very moving book. The epilogue was something that I liked. It’s tying together all those loose ends. Because the thing is that if Jo Rowling hadn’t written that epilogue, can you imagine being her for the rest of her life and having to cope with questions about what did Harry go on to do? She has to give some conclusion.
Interviewer: And can we talk about the process of the film? Not only the physical action but there’re some great emotions that Harry has to go through.
Radcliffe: The whole series for me is about loss of innocence and about Harry going from this kind of a wide-eyed child and turning into this slightly grizzled young man by the end of it. Although it is essential that he does not turn into a man necessarily in the film because what makes all that fight stuff at the end so powerful and so horrible to watch is the fact that you’re seeing a kid get beaten up by a very strong, very angry man.
Interviewer: Speaking of that, can you talk about filming that sequence with you and Ralph Fiennes when you’re in the forest and you know you’re going to die?
Radcliffe: That scene was one of my favourites. And as with everything that you place great significance on, one tends to put so much pressure on yourself that you actually end up nowhere. I so much wanted it to be good. I was probably trying almost too many different things. It was really hard work but I suppose simply because of the expectations I placed on myself.
Interviewer: Can you talk about the overall pride that you have for the series and what you and everyone have been able to accomplish?
Radcliffe: Of course I’m very proud of the series. These are films that are some of the biggest grossing films ever. No, not because of that… I think that’s because of the attention to detail that we have over these films. If you walk onto one of those sets, you’ll see not only the grandeur of it but, what makes them really impressive, also the details of the sets that you probably would never see in the film. But I think the fact that we walk onto those sets every day and think, well, if these sets are here, we have to be good enough to use them. You know, because they are amazing.
Interviewer: Are you comfortable with the association with the series and the character that you’ll have for the rest of your life?
Radcliffe: Well, I think that every opportunity I’ll get for the rest of my life, I would not have got if it wasn’t for Harry Potter. And it would be height of ingratitude if I was ever anything but proud to be associated with these films.