Daniel Radcliffe on the Differences Between 'Deathly Hallow' Parts 1 and 2

5:18 PM PST 11/26/2010 by Kimberly Nordyke
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1"

Actor says the cast and crew felt pressure to get both films -- the final installments of the epic franchise -- just right.

Daniel Radcliffe says Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be much different than the penultimate installment in the epic franchise, which is now in theaters.

"The last movie is going to be really, really fast-paced and a load of action in it, and it is like a war film," Radcliffe told Reuters. "If we had done this book in one film, the stuff that would have got cut is most of this film." [Read THR's review of Part 1 here.]
 
However, it's Part 1 that the actor finds more appealing because it contains the most character development.
 
Part 1, Radcliffe added, is "so sedate compared to what the next one is going to be like. The next film, because you've had all the plot set up already, you can just kind of enjoy the insanity of all the action."
 
Radcliffe also said that the cast and crew felt a tremendous amount of pressure to get the final two films just right. As a result, some scenes were being rewritten the day before they were shot.
 
"It was constantly moving and had a less settled feel than the other ones had had," he said.
 
Deathly Hallows Part 1 opened Friday with a franchise-best $125.1 million bow, winning the weekend. Part 2 is scheduled to open in July. ABC Family recently acquired TV rights to both movies.

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