georgie-henley

The four separate times the Pevensies went back to the wardrobe in the empty room:

Lucy Pevensie was frankly the only one who remained calm as her finger tips grazed against the wood of the back of the wardrobe. She didn’t cry, she didn’t scream, she stayed quiet. Of course she was upset, but there was no emotion for her to express how she felt. Her big eyes stared blankly at the coats. She had been holding her breath the entire time. Finally she let out a large sigh and her shoulders dropped. Lucy placed her hand one last time on the back of the wardrobe, and when the moment felt right she closed its doors and never went back into the room. Not because of doubt, but because she believed Professor Kirke, that wasn’t how she was going to get back. This is when Lucy learned how to be patient.

Edmund Pevensie only went back to the wardrobe a few times before leaving it be. For about five days Edmund went back to the wardrobe every night. He would push the coats to the side and sit inside. His head leaned against the back, hoping maybe he’d fall through on a bed of leaves and Philip would be waiting for him. Then he would cry, cry into his knees until he fell asleep. So, those five nights Edmund fell asleep and the next five mornings Peter would come and get him. Hold him tightly and place him in his bed and Susan and Lucy would bring him breakfast. This is when Edmund realized what true emptiness felt like.

Susan Pevensie would scream almost every afternoon for the next month. Her siblings would tell her not to go into the room, but she’d run past them and claw her way through the wardrobe. She tore the coats away and scratched at the wood until her fingertips bled. She couldn’t face the fact that her life was taken from her. She pounded at the back of the wardrobe, screaming, tears streaming down her face. Until she would collapse onto her knees, bruising them. She grew silent as the tears kept falling. This is when Susan learned how to hide her feelings.

Peter Pevensie was the one who destroyed the wardrobe. He had managed to keep himself calm for his younger siblings. But a few nights before the went back to London, Peter lost it. In the middle of the night Peter walked quietly into the room holding the wardrobe. He walked up to the wardrobe and whispered these words, “I was a king. High King Peter the Magnificent. And now that’s gone. Everything is gone”. Then Peter busted open the doors, ripped the coats away, braking off the pole that held them. Next came the doors, Peter pulled on the doors until the hinges snapped. He knocked the wardrobe over and started to smash the back of the wardrobe. Memories of enemies charging him came flooding back. He fell to the floor holding broken pieces of wood in his hands and crying. When he looked up all three of his siblings were staring at him with sympathy. This is when Peter learned he would never accept it was over.

“The director of the first film, Andrew Adamson, was very focused on preserving real emotion, on seeing things for the first time, and having, like, a real sense of wonder." 

"So he didn’t actually show me the set of Narnia where the lamppost is until we shot it. I was blindfolded and guided into my place, and he told me to just walk around, that the camera would follow me.”

“And so I turned around and I saw it for the first time. It was in a studio but it was ri-dic-ul-ous-ly real. I couldn’t get my head around it. And so what you see is my real reaction to everything. It was incredible.”


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We ended up spending a lot of time together, me and Georgie. We got on really, really well, but then the first time I was in my make up – I have a tiny little nose piece and the wig and the ears and the legs and all that – she found it very difficult. Suddenly it wasn’t me. We had to play a lot of very serious, very dark scenes. She didn’t like it all the time. And I found it very tough because I didn’t want to upset her, you know? I had to explain - and she knew but it’s still difficult - but just reiterate all the time that everything’s fine and when I’m crying I’m not really crying and when they say cut I’m not gonna go crying, you know?

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Mary Warren, a straight C+ student voted most likely to become famous. Mary could get you to do things you wouldn’t normally do. One time, the PTA tried to implement this dress code, like no ripped jeans, no bare midriffs, stuff like that. So Mary organised a school-wide streak across the baseball field in protest, and safe to say, the dress code never passed. She just had this charisma… but it was the kind that could turn dangerous

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“I know it wasn’t goodbye forever. I wasn’t that sad—I did have a bit of a cry, but I knew because we’ve grown up together and we’re such good friends, that’s a bond that you can’t break as easily as just saying goodbye to someone. I think we’ll be friends for a long time, all of us.” - Georgie Henley (2008).