MuggleCast | The #1 Most-Listened to Harry Potter Podcast 3

Interview With Will Dunn (James Sirius Potter) and Arthur Bowen (Albus Severus Potter)

Micah: All right, we are now joined by Will Dunn and Arthur Bowen, who play James Sirius and Albus Severus respectively in Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Guys, how are you doing?

Will Dunn: Yeah, we're good, thanks.

Arthur Bowen: We're good, thanks. How are you?

Micah: Doing well, doing well. And I know it's been, I guess, a month now, but you guys were recently down in Orlando for LeakyCon 2011. What was that experience like for you guys, kind of being immersed into the fandom and kind of getting an experience for what it's all like? I know you were at the premiere in London just before that, but actually walking amongst all the other fans and kind of experiencing that for the first time.

Will: It was awesome. I mean, it was really weird because we'd never really experienced anything like that before, and then we came in and there were all these thousands of screaming fans at the opening of it, and it was just really - it was, I guess, an insight into how crazy the world of Potter can be.

Arthur: Yeah, exactly. What Will said, it just opened up a new world of how the people - the fans of Harry Potter are really mental.

[Everyone laughs]

Micah: But mental in a good way though, right?

Will: Yeah, in a good way, of course.

Arthur: Yeah, in a good way.

Micah: So, was this your first trip, though, over to the United States? Had you been here before?

Arthur: Yeah...

Will: No, I hadn't.

Arthur: No, I hadn't, yeah.

Will: We hadn't, no. It's our first one, and it was great. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah, it was fun.

Micah: And you got a chance to go to the theme park, to the Wizarding World. What was it like comparing your time at Leavesden versus actually walking into the theme park for the first time?

Will: Well, of course at Leavesden there's all the scaffolding, isn't there?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: So, it's kind of - it was more real, but of course it was so hot because we went there at night, and it was so hot so that was a little bit...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...[laughs] of a downer, I guess. But yeah, it was amazing because obviously it's real as they make them, they're not entirely real, whereas this felt so much more real because it was sort of the full thing, I guess.

Arthur: Yeah, exactly. That's pretty much what I was going to say.

Micah: What was your favorite part about the park? I mean, I guess ride-wise. Did you go on all the rides, or did you only go on a few? Which one did you like the most?

Arthur: Well, I went on all the Harry Potter world rides, so I guess my favorite was the red Chinese dragon, that was really cool.

Micah: Oh, okay.

Will: Yeah, they were pretty crazy. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah, it was really quick.

Micah: Yeah. Did you get a chance to go on the Forbidden Journey inside the castle?

Arthur: Yeah, I did, but that made me feel really sick.

Will: Yeah, he'd been on all the rides and...

[Micah laughs]

Will: ...those ones are bad enough. And then he went on this one and it's all motion-y...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...instead of being a proper roller coaster, so he came back and he practically collapsed...

Arthur: Yeah, I felt so bad.

Will: the Leaky Cauldron, which was a little worrying. [laughs]

Arthur: [laughs] Yeah.

Micah: Yeah, I had a hard time on the Flight of the Hippogriff, actually. I thought that that was a little bit more scarier than the actual Forbidden Journey, but I don't know. That might just say that I'm not a roller coaster person.

Will: I think the spiders freak you out as well, don't they?

Arthur: Yeah. Was the Hippogriff one the one which you had like no safety in it? Because in the dragon one you had like...

Micah: Yeah, yeah, exactly. The one by Hagrid's hut.

Arthur: Oh yeah, that's it.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: Now did you - you explored around the rest of the Wizarding World, I'm guessing. Did you go into Ollivander's?

Arthur: Yeah, we did.

Will: Yes, we did.

Arthur: Yeah, and they like did all these effects and ringing bells...

Will: Whooshing and stuff like that! [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah, all that stuff.

Will: Yeah, which was great.

Arthur: Yeah, it was.

Micah: And did you go over and eat in the Three Broomsticks? Did you have Butterbeers? So, you guys got the full experience, then.

Will: Arthur attempted, but of course the only time we went there was...

Arthur: Yeah, was after I was feeling really ill, so I didn't have a Butterbeer.

Will: Unfortunately. But it was very nice, very nice stuff! [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Very sweet.

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: You did - I guess you probably saw a lot of the other parks and things like that when you were down there. Is there anything comparable to that, I guess, over in England?

Will: No. Well, there's Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, I guess.

Arthur: Thorpe Park, I guess, some of the rides are pretty good.

Will: There's some pretty intense ones there, but...

Arthur: But yeah, altogether, all the theme parks...

Will: Nothing that's based on something and it's so realistic, I think.

Arthur: Yeah, yeah.

Will: Like, we don't have anything like that in England, I don't think.

Arthur: Yeah, and the rides are probably better.

Will: Yeah. [laughs]

Micah: Overall though, I mean, what was your favorite part of the convention? Or was it just being down there and getting to experience all this for the first time?

Arthur: Well, it was that and also the ball at the end.

Will: Which I couldn't go to! I had to fly home early. That was horrible. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah, that was really fun.

Micah: Nice. No, I did as well. I flew home, I think, Saturday evening, so I missed out on that. So, Arthur, you were the only one there. I mean...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: It was good.

Will: He was the only one representing the three of us, but...

[Everyone laughs]

Will: Yeah. But the Q&As for me were awesome, I loved the Q&As.

Arthur: Yeah, the Q&As.

Will: And when we walked out that was really funny, when it's "young Arthur Bowen," everyone starts screaming!

[Everyone laughs]

Arthur: And also me and Will's banter.

Will: Oh yes, the banter. I took the mick out of you a little bit too much then, didn't I?

Arthur: Yeah, but then I got my revenge.

Will: He did.

Arthur: So...

[Everyone laughs]

Micah: Did you get tough questions? I mean, were they - did the fans really challenge you guys, or was there nothing that you guys couldn't answer?

Will: There was a question about the shipping, about which - do you ship your characters' parents?

[Micah laughs]

Arthur: Oh yeah.

Will: Which everybody sort of froze a bit at and I sort of said, "Can we not go into the Draco/Harry thing?" Because I really didn't want to go into that.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: But yeah, I think that one for me was pretty...

Arthur: But the thing is...

Will: ...odd. [laughs]

Arthur: ...for some of the questions, I'm not being rude, but it was sort of the same answer for everyone...

Will: Yes!

Arthur: it was a bit awkward.

Will: Yeah, it was a little...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Well, it was quite funny by the end...

Arthur: Because you sort of had to say...

Will: ...because everyone says...

Arthur: ..."Yeah, basically the same." [laughs]

Will: ..."Yes, it was amazing!" [laughs]

Arthur: Yes, it was amazing...

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: ...when we did that.

Micah: Yeah. All right. Well, I want to kind of shift it to talk a little bit about the movie, Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The epilogue scene had to be shot twice, right?

Will: It did, yeah.

Arthur: Yeah, it did.

Micah: And - I mean, what was the decision behind that? I mean, do you guys know why they decided to - because once it was in the actual station, and then it was moved to Leavesden, right?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah. Well, it was ridiculously busy at King's Cross...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...or something.

Arthur: Yeah, and also I thought...

Will: The makeup.

Arthur: Yeah, the makeup and...

Will: The makeup was...

Arthur: And they looked too - like Dan and Rupert, they looked too old.

Will: Yeah, I think the girls looked okay.

Arthur: Yeah, and they didn't like the script.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: I think they didn't, but I don't know.

Will: Yeah, I think he wanted to focus more on you, didn't he?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: He wanted to focus more on Albus's story of going to Hogwarts for the first time...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ... so they changed things around a bit. Yeah, I think that's - and also the makeup because the makeup was...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: I mean, it was...

Arthur: It was really cool but it got over the top.

Will: Yeah, exactly.

Micah: Now was it dripping on the floor, or - I mean...

[Arthur and Will laugh]

Will: Well, that's the funny thing. On the first day, do you remember Dan had a fan?

Arthur: Yeah, yeah.

Will: Just so it wouldn't melt on his face...

Arthur: Yeah, yeah.

Will: ...which was really funny. But yeah, it was realistic but it was too old, really.

Arthur: Yeah, it was too old. They looked like...

Will: Seventy.

Arthur: Yeah, seventy.

[Everyone laughs]

Micah: What was that scene like though, Arthur? I mean, like Will pointed out, the focal point of the epilogue really went to the conversation that you were having with your father. Was that kind of an intense scene to shoot? What was that like?

Arthur: Well, yeah, I guess it was a bit. It was pretty intense and I had quite a lot of pressure to get it right.

Will: You did good though, mate. [laughs]

Arthur: Thanks.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: Yeah, so it was pretty - yeah.

Will: It was - yeah, it was sort of - I remember a funny thing about that, actually. Was it that Dan didn't know how to tie a shoelace?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: And so his double had to step in just to do that little shot, which is very funny. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: Also, I had a cold in the scene...

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: ...and it looked like I had been crying...

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: ...which had quite a good effect. [laughs]

Will: Yeah, we all had terrible colds that week, so...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: Oh, so what was it, probably in the middle of the winter some time? Or...

Arthur and

Will: Yeah, yeah it was.

Arthur: It was like just before Christmas.

Will: It was really snowy at Leavesden, actually. It was ridiculous.

Arthur: Yeah, it was.

Will: Yeah, so it was very snowy, so we easily got colds. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: I know that many listeners have asked about Teddy Lupin and according to a lot of reports that the websites got, he was cast in the film.

Will: He was, yeah.

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: Was he in the initial epilogue you shot and then just never made it to the final...

Will: Yeah.

Micah: ...cut?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: He was in the original, wasn't he? Because I was...

Arthur: Yeah, he was with you...

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: ...with owls and stuff.

Will: There's a scene - I don't really know if I can give it away, but he basically shares a look with Dan and I'm with him - with Teddy for that bit and I think they're putting it on the DVD extras.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: I think Luke mentioned that they're going to put it on the DVD extras, so...

Arthur: Yeah, he's a good actor.

Will: He's great. He did a really good job of that, yeah. A really good job.

Micah: Cool. Now what was your favorite part of the movie aside from the epilogue? Let's put the epilogue out of it. [laughs] What - I mean, sitting down and seeing the film, which part did you like the most?

Will: That's a tough one.

Arthur: Ummm...

Will: Go on.

Arthur: Okay, thanks. My part was probably the bit when Voldemort dies and then he crumbles into the sky.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: I don't know. I think that's really cool.

Will: Yeah, that was really good. That was really cool in 3D, wasn't it?

Arthur: Yeah, it was.

Will: I don't know.

Arthur: That was a really good bit.

Will: I love the general epicness of the whole movie. There was a bit when they're all setting up the defenses and that was...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: And the music. The music was so good. He did a great job, Alexandre Desplat. But yeah, I just think the bit when they're sort of putting up the defenses because it's just ridiculously epic, and the fight between Harry and Voldemort. That's really good.

Arthur: Yeah. Yeah, that was really good.

Will: That's really good.

Micah: Cool. Well - I mean, who did - I don't know if that's - I was going to say, who did you enjoy working with the most? But I don't know if you're - you're probably not allowed to play favorites in that sense, are you?

[Arthur and Will laugh]

Will: Yeah, I don't know. Well, Dan was a laugh, wasn't he?

Arthur: Yeah, they were all really nice.

Will: They were. They were really welcoming, all of them.

Arthur: But I probably spent most of my time with Dan...

Will: Yeah, we all did.

Arthur: ...because he is my dad in that sense.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: So, I had most of the scenes with him.

Will: Yeah, we had a lot.

Arthur: But they were all really nice.

Will: They were all great, they were all fantastic.

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: Now, what did you think about Deathly Hallows passing the one billion dollar mark? I mean, it's moved passed Star Wars.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: It's the highest grossing franchise of all time. All these records are being shattered, and it's pretty impressive. One billion dollars is a lot of money, and it's still going on. So, what do you guys think of all that?

Will: It's ridiculous. I mean, I guess it's sort of to be expected because it is such a huge franchise.

Arthur: Yeah, exactly.

Will: But it was absolutely amazing, the fact that they've got - it's just a ridiculous amount of money, isn't it? It's like with football players - or soccer players. It's like when soccer players get sold or bought they go for ridiculous amounts of money, but this is like...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...hundreds of times...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...multiplied by that, so it's just really kind of mind blowing.

Arthur: Yeah, it's like..

Will: And to be involved in that as well.

Arthur: ...amazing. Yeah, exactly, to be involved in that.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: Yeah, so how much of that do you guys get? Like 400, 500 million? I mean...

[Arthur and Will laugh]

Will: Yeah, something like that.

Micah: [laughs] You're already looking at all the mansions and the cars, and everything that you're going to...

Will: Absolutely. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: Now, you guys are both pretty active on Twitter.

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: What do you like about it? Is it the ability to interact with your fans? The ability to interact with the cast? Is it kind of a combination of all that?

Arthur: Yeah, I would say it's a combination.

Will: Yeah, it's a combination because obviously we can keep in touch via other ways, but...

Arthur: Yeah, exactly.

Will: ...there's always loads of people that are really keen to talk, and so it's cool to chat to all of them and you get the really crazy ones that say, "Reply me! Reply me!"

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: And then you get the ones that ask really good questions and...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...we can all join in with some banter and just stuff like that.

Arthur: Yeah, it's fun.

Will: It's great.

Arthur: It's so much fun.

Will: Really enjoy it, yeah.

Micah: And as far as the other cast members, you guys seem to be pretty close with the...

Arthur and

Will: Yeah.

Micah: It seems like some of the epilogue actors and actresses, you guys stay in pretty close touch with, and then also some of the other actors and actresses that are on Twitter from the series as a whole.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: It's really me, you - it's just all the epilogue kids...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...the flashback kids.

Arthur: I would say mostly me and Will stuck together.

Will: Yeah, we're tight. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah, we're tight.

Will: And then you've got Evanna and Scarlett - Scarlett Byrne, Chris Rankin...

Arthur: They are all really nice, and then you've got Ryan...

Will: Ryan of course, yeah.

Arthur: ...and Benedict...

Will: Benedict.

Arthur: ...and Bertie.

Will: And Bertie.

Arthur: He's so funny.

Will: With his fantastic videos. Yeah, so we're all really - I think we're all really close, especially - I think Florida, because we were all staying in houses with each other and we all got quite a lot closer.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah, it was - yeah, we're all very good friends now. Yeah.

Micah: Cool! Now, are you guys excited for Pottermore?

Will: Yes.

Arthur: Well, I don't - to be honest, I don't really know anything about it, so...

Will: Yeah. [laughs] It's basically like a fan - sort of an interactive book, fan experience, isn't it, really?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah, I'm really - I've got my e-mail, I'm going to be on it, which is fantastic. Yeah, I'm just really looking forward to seeing what it's like because there's been so much speculation

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: And there's been a few people that are on but I haven't really seen much of that because I want to just sort of take it in when I get it. But yeah, I'm just really looking forward to checking it out and seeing what J.K. Rowling has got up her sleeve next. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Micah: Yeah, it seems like - they did a panel on it at LeakyCon where they kind of gave a look into it so you could see what you could expect and now it just seems as if everybody is waiting for that letter, that early access to get into Pottermore.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah, I think for the people that have got in, it's just fantastic because they will be ridiculously excited about that.

Arthur: Yeah, they were.

Will: But obviously the people that haven't are just like, "No!"

Micah: [laughs] It's frustrating, right?

Will: It is.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: And also - they got easier, but the clues at the beginning were actually quite hard.

Arthur: Yeah, I don't what we're on about it, but okay, yeah.

Will: There were these clues at the beginning that you could get so you could get your username.

Arthur: What? [laughs]

Will: But they got easier, so there was only a couple that were actually tricky. But yeah, I'm still one of the people that haven't got it. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: All right. Well, the next set of questions that I have are just really quick, rapid-fire questions. Both of you guys can answer this. What were your favorite books in the series? Or favorite book, sorry.

Arthur: Well, I haven't read any of the books.

[Will groans]

Arthur: This is because...

Will: This was said at LeakyCon! [laughs]

Arthur: This was said at LeakyCon.

Micah: Do you want me to edit this out? Is that... [laughs]

Will: No, no.

Arthur: It's fine.

Will: It's fine. [laughs]

Arthur: It was said at LeakyCon. It was just that I'm not really...

Will: Voldemort scared him, basically.

Arthur: Yeah, basically, Voldemort scared me when I was really young and it just put me off the whole thing.

Will: It put him off the whole series. You saw the first film, didn't you?

Arthur: Yeah, I saw the first film and then I saw Voldemort creeping into the house...

Will: Back of the head, yeah.

Arthur: Yeah, with his wand, and it just really scared me and...

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: gave me nightmares. So...

Will: And so he's just reluctant now.

Arthur: ...that's why I haven't really...

Will: So, he is a fan, but he's a reluctant fan...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...kind of thing.

Arthur: I mean, it's great, it's a really good book.

Micah: Speaking of that, though, I was going to ask you, is it weird knowing that right about the time you were born was about the time [laughs] that Dan was being cast as Harry?

Will: [laughs] Yes!

Arthur: That's weird.

Will: Yeah, it's almost exactly with Ryan because Ryan's one of the youngest of us...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...and it's almost exactly with him. He was born, I don't know, a month or two sort of after or before Dan, Rupert, and Emma were first cast.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: So, I just think that's ridiculous how long it's lasted and how it's come sort of full circle, I guess.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: It's awesome, yeah.

Micah: And what about for you, Will? Favorite book?

Will: It would be - that's tricky because I really like either the first or the seventh, probably, which isn't a proper answer. [laughs] But honestly, that's - seventh, just because it's a great ending. [laughs]

Micah: And what about movie? Putting aside Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Will: Ummm, Prisoner of Azkaban or the first.

[Micah and Will laugh]

Will: I keep doing two!

Arthur: Yeah, probably the same, Prisoner of Azkaban.

[Phone rings]

Arthur: It's pretty good. That's Will's phone. [laughs]

Will: That's my phone, sorry.

Micah: No problem, no problem. What about favorite character?

Will: Sirius, for me. I love Sirius.

Arthur: Mine's probably Snape because he's such a good... [unintelligible]

Will: Snape? Ben's going to love that when he listens to this. Yeah, hi Ben!

Arthur: Yeah. [laughs]

Will: You like Snape! Woo! [laughs]

Micah: So - well, speaking of Snape, what did you guys think of how Alan Rickman portrayed him, specifically in that last film?

Will: Oh, he was amazing.

Arthur: Yeah, he was really good.

Will: That's the best I've seen him. He was just...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: The bit when he saw Lily dead was just like...

Arthur: Yeah, that was really good.

Will: ...oh! He was so good. I mean, he deserves nominations at least for that...

Arthur: Yeah, he does.

Will: ...because he was just fantastic. Yeah.

Micah: Now you guys were in that IMAX showing, too, right? Down in Orlando. So, you were - having seen the movie before, were you anticipating all of those sobs, all the crying that went on?

Arthur: Well, we didn't...

Will: Probably. I mean, I think...

Arthur: Probably, yeah.

Will: could imagine...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: ...that there are such crazy fans. I think we had already experienced that they were so...

Arthur: Yeah, at the premiere, but then it was like a bit more than we expected.

Will: Yeah. [laughs] Yeah, definitely.

Arthur: Yeah, because they're...

Will: Very emotional.

Arthur: Yeah, they were.

Will: Yeah, they were.

Micah: And what was the premiere like? I brought it up before, but I don't think I ever asked you. Getting to Trafalgar Square it was, right? And seeing just the - I think David Yates had said that they found out later there was something like thirty thousand people there.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah, it was ridiculous.

Arthur: Yeah, it was.

Will: We've got this one story, haven't we, of where we...

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: There was the three of us, and we were just walking this...

Arthur: Me, Will, and Helena.

Will: Me, Will, and Helena - me, Arthur and Helena. [laughs]

Arthur: [laughs] Yeah.

Will: But yeah, we walked down - there was just this little sort of, I don't know, side-road or something...

Arthur: Yeah, or like a...

Will: ...where there was like a sort of - all the fans had gathered around the edges of that with barriers and all of that, and we - the three of us just walked down - started walking down this road, and everyone saw us and started screaming, [laughs] didn't they?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: So, that was just absolutely crazy to experience that.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: And we're probably - we'd be very lucky to experience that again because it was just really, really surreal.

Arthur: Yeah, it was.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: And what about your favorite spell?

Will: Oh, there's so many! I don't know. Oh, I don't know, that's really hard! What do you think?

Arthur: Wingardium Leviosa.

Will: [laughs] Wingardium Leviosa, yeah. I don't know, Expelliarmus because Harry uses that all the time. [laughs]

Micah: Favorite creature?

Will: Oh, what are they called? The - it's quite a girly thing to say, but I quite like the Pygmy Puffs. They're quite groovy little things. We got little baskets, didn't we?

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: From LeakyCon.

Arthur: Yeah, with the...

Will: With little Pygmy - we had little Pygmy Puffs, [laughs] which was quite cool.

Arthur: Mine is definitely like a troll because they're the coolest things.

[Micah and Will laugh]

Will: With the whole snot thing.

Arthur: Yeah.

[Will laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: That's pretty cool.

[Will laughs]

Micah: And if you could have one of the Deathly Hallows, which one would it be?

Arthur: Cloak of Invisibility.

Will: Yeah, I'd go the same. Yeah, I think...

Micah: And what would you guys use that for? A bunch of mischief, I would assume?

Arthur and

Will: Yes.

[Micah laughs]

Will: Oh, yes.

[Everyone laughs]

Micah: All right. Well, really, the only other question that I had left was, what are your guys' future plans? Are you still going to look to continue to act? Do you have other hobbies that you're involved with?

Arthur: Well, yeah. Hopefully I'm going to get an agent so I can do a bit more acting and...

Will: Yeah.

Arthur: Good news for Will.

Will: Yeah, I got one. [laughs]

Micah: Oh!

Will: An agent.

Arthur: Yeah, he's got an agent.

Micah: Congratulations.

Will: Thank you very much. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: So, hopefully that's going to give me some new pathways. But yeah, I just want to continue acting, continue just getting experience, I guess.

Arthur: Yeah, because it was...

Will: It was an amazing experience to be on Potter, but yeah, definitely want to keep on acting.

Arthur: Yeah, it probably isn't going to be the same as that.

Will: No.

Arthur: But it was...

Will: Yeah, Potter was a ridiculous, ridiculous thing. [laughs]

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: And what have you guys been doing since ñ I guess since Leaky, but also really since the movie came out? Just kind of relaxing? Gearing up for school?

Will: Oh yeah, chilling out.

Arthur: Well, yeah, because I had my Common Entrance before...

Will: Had exams to get into school.

Arthur: Before the movie came out. Well, after the movie, I just started relaxing...

Will: Oh yeah.

Arthur: ...and just hanging out with people.

Will: Slobbing out.

Arthur: Yeah...

Will: That's how we do it. [laughs]

Arthur: ...exactly.

Will: Yeah.

Micah: All right. Well, I appreciate you guys coming on the show, and if listeners want to follow you both on Twitter, where can they find you?

Arthur: I'm abowen1998.

Will: And I'm WillDunn_ then you've got an underscore after that because somebody else took the whole WillDunn without the underscore.

[Everyone laughs]

Micah: Yeah, you got the little underscore there at the end, people have got to remember that. But what we can do, also, is ó once we release the show, put both of your - both of those Twitter handles out for people and post it in the show notes as well. But really, guys, thanks so much for coming on, and you're welcome to come back any time.

Will: Yeah. No, thanks. It's been great.

Arthur: Thanks very much.

Will: Cheers for having us, Micah.

Micah: All right.

Will: All right.

Micah: All right, so we'll edit that, and ñ I'm not exactly sure when the show will be released, but I can definitely shoot you guys a note and let you know.

Arthur: Okay, cool.

Will: Well, if you just DM me...

Micah: Yeah, yeah. And Arthur, you said you're on Twitter as well?

Will: Yeah, I'll let Arthur know.

Arthur: Yeah, just tell Will...

Will: In fact, I'll give Arthur your account name so he can follow you so you can DM him as well.

Micah: Yeah, yeah, definitely. But, yeah - no, guys, I really appreciate you taking the time. I know you're busy chilling and relaxing and...

Will: Yeah, we're chilling, we are.

[Micah and Will laugh]

Will: Yeah. No, cheers for having us in. It was really good to come on.

Arthur: Yeah, it was good.

Will: Finally. [laughs]

Micah: Yeah, yeah. No, like I said, you guys are welcome back any time and...

Will: Yeah.

Micah: ...come on when it's not such a structured interview. We can just have you on and talk about the series, although, Arthur, you haven't read it, so I don't know!

[Everyone laughs]

Arthur: I sort of know the storyline.

Will: Yeah, he knows it. He's seen the films.

Micah: Yeah, there you go. And Pottermore, at least - did you sign up? Did you say you signed up for Pottermore, or you didn't? Not yet?

Will: I did, but...

Arthur: I haven't.

Will: Yeah, he hasn't, but I might give him a sneak peek. [laughs] Give him my account name or something like that.

Micah: You'd be getting backstory on stuff that you haven't read, so... [laughs]

Will: Yeah, I know. But when is it public release? It's like October or something, isn't it?

Micah: Yeah, yeah, in October. But - yeah. No, that's how you can experience it for the first time! I think you can read through most of the series all over again. So, that would be cool.

Will: It's going to be awesome. Can't wait for it! [laughs]

Micah: All right. All right, guys. Well, I know you said you had to catch a train back, so...

Will: Yeah. Got to go back. [laughs]

Micah: Did we get it in the right time frame there?

Will: Yeah, I think we're fine.

Arthur: Yeah.

Will: Yeah, we're absolutely fine. Absolutely fine. It was great. Yeah, perfect.

Micah: All right.

Will: All right. Well, great to speak to you.

Micah: All right, man. Take care, guys. Have a good day.

Arthur: Bye.

Will: And you. See you. Bye.

Written by: The Transcribers