“Parade.com” interviews James Phelps: “I feel like a really close friend has died”

As part of their 30 Days of Harry Potter, Parade.com recently sat down with James Phelps, the actor who plays Fred Weasley in the Potter series.

He commented on his character’s death scene and said it was emotionally draining for his brother Oliver:

“It was surreal. I feel like a really close friend has died. It was more like a ‘Saving Private Ryan’ scene than ‘Harry Potter,’ so it was kind of cool, because every guy wants to be in an action movie and that’s what this is. But I pretty much just laid there and fell asleep. I think it was more of a challenge for the other guys than me. Rupert [Grint] and Oliver [Phelps], they really upped their game for that one. Hopefully people will like how it’s been done.”

James says it has been great to share this experience with his brother, he managed to nick some money from Gringotts, and that his favorite character is…Voldemort.

Read the full interview right here.

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