The trio were saddened by the signing being cut short. Oliver tweeted, “I am deeply sorry that I didn’t get to meet everyone at the signing today. We all wanted to say but we were told with over 2000ppl there. It wasn’t safe to stay. Not for us but public safety. I understand this is not acceptable. The decision was not ours to leave.”
But the twins enjoyed Italy a lot! James added, “Last day in Italy, trying to see as much of Rome as I can by lunch time. I’ve been to some wicked stadiums around the world…this is one of the best, and oldest.”
The trio of Harry Potter stars issued three apologies via Twitter after the signing was cut short and premiere were canceled due to the massive crowds.
Evanna tweeted, “I’m so so sorry to all the fans in Rome who waited for hours for our signing and didn’t get to meet us. It was much larger than WB had anticipated. @James_Phelps @OliverPhelps and I really wanted to stay but there were safety concerns for the crowds and we had. No choice on the matter. We are really, really sorry and are so grateful for your support. We’re currently working on a video to explain it to you guys and we are going to sign many of those cards and WB will find a way of distributing them to you. I’m SO sorry. WB did their Best but the security were concerned it was getting dangerous. I understand how frustrating this is for you all, it is certainly not Good enough but we will sort something out to try and make it up to you. Again, I’M SORRY :( :( :( :(” she continued.
Check out their video apology below. 10+ pics inside…
Photographer Sarah Dunn just released several portraits of the Harry Potter cast from the July 2011 issue of Empire magazine.
Inside the issue, the cast opens up about key scenes for their character, what’s really different about the final film and breaking away from the franchise. Check out some of our favorite quotes below:
“I got the role when I was so young. You know, it wasn’t something I was looking for; it found me. So there are times when I question, ‘Am I any good? Is this the thing I should be doing?’” — Emma Watson
“In the final installment, there were not a lot of laughs from Fred and George. I think that’s the first time you see them scared.” — Oliver Phelps
“I got to wield the Sword of Gryffindor, which was ace!” — Matthew Lewis
“Ginny is like me: she was very shy at the beginning. Now I don’t think she’s necessarily fearless but she’s there for Harry I aspire to be courageous like that.” — Bonnie Wright
“These films account for 11 years of my life, so it’s really very strange to finally have finished them.” — Daniel Radcliffe
The July 2011 issue of Empire is out NOW. Go get it, it’s a great read!
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part II — TV Spot #3
The trio dish behind-the-scenes secrets from the final film, growing up as their characters and much more.
Also, you’ll find a special The Ultimate Movie Celebration of Harry Potter, which is free with the issue and features interviews with the key cast and crew, and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes images from all eight films.
The issue hits stands TODAY! Check out Rupert‘s quick video interview below: