(the costume designer
of Harry Potter) had just as much pleasure crafting Ron’s drab dress robes for
the school function, but did sympathize with him — and RupertGrint.
I was feeling a little bit ashamed because every teenager wanted to
look cool and good and Ron was never looking cool and good. He was
always looking ridiculous. But somehow [Rupert] was pulling it off
brilliantly!” she gushes to Us. “He is a great actor and he was
completely accepting this part and he was completely understanding of
the character better than anybody else. So he was helping me a lot. He
never felt ashamed to wear any of the costumes, which was very
appreciated. He was a lovely, lovely, lovely boy to work with.”
She adds: “I always enjoyed dressing Ron because Rupert Grint was
great and always made me laugh. He was such a lovely boy to design for.”
who was used to hand-me-downs and receiving a hand-stitched “R” maroon
sweater every Christmas, was the most difficult to alter in the
epilogue. In the final “Nineteen Years Later” scene of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, he wore a button-down shirt and cardigan.
“I tried to keep their character and project it 20 years later. I
must say, I think it was successful. I also knew what job they were
going to have, so it was quite easy. The one which was hardest was Ron
because something is ridiculed when you are 14 it can be ridiculed
again,” Temime explains to Us. “I didn’t want to make him like
his dad. I wanted to make him as somebody who doesn’t really care about
what he’s wearing. He was the hardest of the three 20 years later.” 
‘‘I wondered, you see. Because there are strange likenesses between us, Harry Potter. Even you must have noticed. Both half-bloods, orphans, raised by Muggles. Probably the only two Parselmouths to come to Hogwarts since the great Slytherin himself. We even look something alike …’‘
the thing that cracks me up the most about HOO is that the war with the giants was meant to be 1000x worse than the Titan War. everyone was pissing themselves that Gaea was waking up, and Olympus closed doors, and Hera was captured, and everyone was soooooo afraaaaaid to go to Rome and Greece. But like????? Nobody actually died?? (nobody important at least) Jason and his friends had a jolly good time, Hazel came back from the dead once already and that Thanatos unchained thing was damn convenient to avoid real casualties… like tbh nothing was really that scary until Tartarus? There were no Sirens, no hiding on Luke’s boat, no Typhon and blowing up a volcano, no Manhattan fucking asleep and an army actually fighting amongst civilians, no insanity from the Labyrinth??
Like I can’t even count how many people died in PJO? Zoe, Daedalus, Castor, Luke, Silena, Charles, Lee Fletcher, Michael Yew, Pan, Bianca, so many more. Clarisse learnt to soften up, Rodriguez went insane, Ethan fucking carved his own eye out for his mom, Rachel went almost crazy with the visions and crashed a damn helicopter, so many campers died in the last two books. And then HOO comes along promising 1000x the horror and the sadness and everybody gets a damn happy ending? It took the 7 on a warship to cross the Aegean, and Reyna makes it on a pegasus (okay badass but sounds fake okay). A lot of Huntresses died in the last one (Phoebe RIP) but like that’s a copout death tbh we all didn’t think too much about Phoebe. It was all forced romances and tragic backstories but there was no fleshing out the characters. We saw Luke’s motivations, where were Octavian’s? We felt actual sadness and horror every single time with Percy, but in HOO it wasn’t that poignant? After a certain point in the series, somewhere around Mark of Athena, it was clear Rick wasn’t really gonna hurt anybody, he wasn’t really gonna do anything big like he did in PJO. It was just monsters after monsters and some light ~drama~ between the 7 + Nico. There was no fleshing out of the human character at all. Let’s not even forget all the OOC shit that happened like Annabeth held on to the memory of Luke for 5 years and still thinks fondly of him she ain’t the person to just get up and forget about Percy’s dark side like she will definitely work at it. And Percy….. okay Percy. First of all, he hated Hercules why would he be upset he didn’t get to meet him like he sacrificed his coat for Zoe?? Second of all this entire rivalry thing is all good and all but like this boy is obviously traumatized from Tartarus and stuff and we didn’t even got a POV???? NOTHING TO EVEN TELL US HOW EXACTLY HE’S COPING AND FEELING ABOUT IT? And Rick has the audacity to say that Percy is upset he’s not involved in saving the world much like pls look at the boy look at him and tell me he just doesn’t wanna go home and hug his mom and never fucking fight again. Rick got it right in TOA with Percy in the wrong place at the wrong time, but BOO was just….. bad.
Rick basically had a trope. He would give an unspeakable backstory to our new characters, something they would NEVER tell anyone bc oh how the lord will judge them (rolls eyes) and then when their friends find out, oh look, nothing happens. Then there’s an unspeakable villain that they must defeat, and they’re all shivering and quaking in their boots, there’s some fainting and fighting, but nobody is really hurt. And then everyone’s gonna find a love interest somehow, ignore all the trauma and the pain, forget that they spent some time in Purgatory or that they were teenagers on a warboat fighting monsters day and night for months, and stay alive! Obviously only 1 pep talk will make Annabeth ignore Percy’s dark side, and obviously some pizza fixed the boy right up ofc. Rick didn’t even have the decency to kill Leo off and let him stay dead, ofc he paired him up with that chick on that island that conveniently falls in love with him. And Magnus Chase is written brilliantly and differently, but Trials of Apollo is starting to show similar tropes with the exception that it’s Apollo’s narration and he’s a god so that’s different. In the end, the final war was so…. lame? We had Hades emerge from the grounds turning the tide. We had Poseidon ride in forgoing his battle with Oceanus to win the war with Typhon. We had a heartbreaking final scene with Luke. It was so beautiful, so sad, so poignant, like Harry Potter but shorter. HOO was so poorly written, except for obscure mythology, new characters and shock factors that weren’t so shocking. Rick basically gave us a series that was just a bunch of fan service, what we didn’t even ask for in the first place, and whole bunch of hot air in a super grand balloon with a smiley face on it, instead of a warship marked with death.
anyway TL;DR HOO was meant to be more tragic and more beautifully written and better and bigger than PJO and it just fell so damn short it’s fucking hilarious. Basically the 1st person narrative is a whole lot better to write tbh it would have been better if he just wrote it that way would have left a lot more space and time to actual plot and development. i loved the new characters and the diversity and backstories, but BOO was soooooo bad it basically ruined the whole series for me
Okay, I finally watched the deleted scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and while I was always confused when Professor McGonagal tells Flitch to put the Slytherin in the dungeons - it’s wrong either way - but if she means real dungeons or the common room? I’ve now found out, they actually jailed the kids!!!
Dear Warner Brothers, Could you please just give us this scene? You clearly filmed it, otherwise why would there be these pictures?! So could you maybe find it in your corporate hearts to go dig out the footage and stick it on a DVD as an extra. I mean it’s not like you haven’t released several versions of the DVDs already - what’s one more?! and hey guess what, the perk for you is that you get more money - ain’t that lovely. And the perk for us is that we finally get this damn scene!!!
When Harry revealed that he was still alive in the Hogwarts courtyard, Draco was meant to initially break ranks with the Death Eaters and throw Harry his wand. The scene was filmed, but not included in the final edit.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)