James and Oliver Phelps Harry Potter Interviews

The whole article can be found here. Oliver and James have been interviewed by Marie Morreale on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.

Snippets below:

Can you tell us how you got the roles for Harry Potter?
James: Our friend had seen the advert in the paper. We'd never done any acting or anything so mom came into our room and said, “You fancy it? It's there if you want to.” It's like near the end of school term and she says, “Unfortunately it's a Wednesday. So that would mean you're going to have to take a day off of school.” So we were like, “Oh, Gosh no!”

Have you managed to take any of the props as souvenirs?
Oliver: A few may have found their way into my bag. We were on tour for the Half-Blood Prince and I was going through one airport. I took my laptop out of my bag and I found a puking pastie. And the [security] dude who was working was like, “What's that?” And I was like, “. . . puking pastie?” And he says, “What does that do?” “It makes you sick.” “Why have you got that?” And I said, “You're not gonna believe me if I told you.”

In which situation is it most obvious that Oliver is thirteen minutes older?
Oliver: I'm probably a bit more sensible than James!

During the years you've both had different haircuts. Which ones did you like most?
Oliver: ..they got longer and longer, between the third and fourth film. And when we finished filming I actually kept it even longer than that. Looking back at the photos now I think how did I think that looked good? .. Our natural hair color is brown, and they had to dye it back [red] recently and it took four or five hours to get the color back to match the continuity of the film.

Can you tell us any secrets about some of the stars in the film?
James: Alan Rickman [who plays Severus Snape] his deep voice and everything and the kind of character he plays, you're quite intimidated. But he's such an outgoing and funny guy!

Would you like to keep acting?
James: As Robbie Coltrane said to us on the first movie, “This is like having a Rolls Royce for your first car.” So you're never gonna get better than this.