Bittersweet Goodbyes at the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” Premiere

bittersweet goodbyes at the harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 premiereIt was their final red-carpet walk as their alter egos Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and the young actors who have played those roles in the eight “Harry Potter” films were feeling nostalgic as they posed for photos together one last time. It all took place as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” premiered at Avery Fisher Hall in New York on Monday, July 11, and Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint couldn’t help but get emotional.

“It’s been a very weird time, really, of accepting the end. We finished filming a year ago and I now I have this quite empty feeling,” Grint confessed at a press conference earlier. “It’s taken me quite a while to accept that it is over.” Watson agreed with her co-star that getting through the final film and finishing up the last marketing push for the series was a bittersweet experience.

“It’s so funny, in a way this one was incredibly challenging for me,” she said, reflecting on the final movie adapted from the J. K. Rowling novels. “It really pushed me as an actress, but at the same time I was able to use a lot of my own genuine emotion that I felt about loss and all of it coming to an end. I was able to bring how I was feeling to the role.”

Also on hand to celebrate the final chapter were many of the trio’s co-stars, including Alan Rickman, Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis, as well as director David Yates, producer David Heyman and plenty of famous fans of the magical series. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick added to the general mayhem as masses of Pottermaniacs crowded behind barricades, trying to get a glimpse of their favorite stars. Just-married America Ferrera brought her new spouse, Ryan Piers Williams, into the mayhem.

Seth Green, Sarah Hyland, Ariana Grande, Clare Grant, Joey Fatone, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Sanchez, Michael Chiklis and Marcia Gay Harden rounded out the well-known faces at the final premiere screening. And while a bit of sadness tinged the celebration, fans of the “Harry Potter” series can take heart, for at the London premiere held on July 7, Rowling told fans that Harry may just come back again someday in a new series of novels.

“It is my baby and if I want to bring it out to play again, I will,” she said. – Yahoonews