On the big screen, viewers never got to see Dumbledore’s (Michael Gambon) funeral.
But the actors from Harry Potter spoke about filming the big moment.
It was difficult to do, said Devon Murray, who played Seamus Finnigan.
Dumbledore died in Harry Potter and the Prince of Half-Blood.
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Things get pretty bleak during Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) 6th year at Hogwarts.
Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has recruited Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) to kill Dumbledore.
Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) is asked by his father, Luscious (Jason Isaacs), to do it instead, lest Draco fail. In the Astronomy Tower, Snape eventually kills the principal and Harry watches it all happen.
Devon Murray reported that it was difficult to film the funeral.
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The Irish half-blood magician was Seamus Finnigan. He was at Gryffindor, and Dean Thomas’ best mate (Alfred Enoch). In every film in the franchise, Murray has starred.
Dumbledore’s death is a major moment for the franchise. Murray explained, speaking to Crooked Llama, what it was like to film his funeral.
He said, “When Dumbledore died,” In that movie, I missed a lot of shooting because I was really sick. I got Bell’s palsy.
And for maybe a month, I was just on the cast.
But it was so hard,” he continued. “We were absolutely frozen. It was so cold out.
And we were filming in the middle of the night, like three or four in the morning.
It was hard to keep crying and stuff like that because we had done it too many times.
Sadly, the Great Hall funeral scene was removed from the film.
According to Hypable, David Yates once said this was because a funeral feels so final that it messes with the film’s flow.
Another actor spoke about how, for another reason, it was difficult to film the funeral.
For a particular cause, Rupert Grint had a tough time shooting
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Murray isn’t the only actor who’s dreaming about the scene being shot. Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, was dreaming about fluffing a couple of shots.
According to the insider, he confessed to laughing during inappropriate scenes including Dumbledore’s funeral during “Tom Felton’s Home Party,”. “Grint said, “The funeral of Dumbledore was an especially poor one.
For some reason, I thought it was completely hilarious.
And yeah, it’s really hard to stop once you start laughing. It just becomes a thing.’
With it, the actor got a nickname. “I had a particularly bad reputation, they called me ‘Go Again Grint’ because I just could never do anything without doing it about 20 times,” he revealed.
Some fans may be surprised by the reaction of Grint, and may never see the funeral itself.
Yet it sounds like the actors in the scene had to weep a lot.