Ciarán Hinds, Rhys Ifans talk to about entering the Potter franchise this late in its life

The stream of new Deathly Hallows-related comments from actors promoting other films continue to flow. Tonight, has released bits of recent interviews with Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) and Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood). They both discuss entering the franchise at this late stage in the franchise's life:

Ciaran: 'I had the joy of sharing the scene with three… well, they're not kids anymore… Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. They were very charming, very gracious, made you feel very welcome and you're aware. Here I am at a certain age with all my experience and these kids really know what they're doing, they know their characters and here I am saying, 'Who the hell am I… apart from Michael Gambon's brother?'

Rhys: 'You get on set and you see all these actors who you've either admired from afar or more often than not, actors you've worked with before, all sitting there, dressed up as wizards, having wand-offs, and then bitching about other actors who didn't get the call-up. It's just such a surreal situation to be in. I was really genuinely proud to have been invited to be part of that whole machine.'

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