“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.”
In the first Chronicles of Narnia film,
Georgie Henley’s reactions when she
emerges from the wardrobe into the
snowy world are completely genuine.
She was blindfolded and carried to the
set when they filmed the scene, so both
the actor and the character are seeing
Narnia for the first time. Source
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?
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.
“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).