“They’re paranoid,” says Grint. “It’s quite a scary world because the Snatchers and Death Eaters are running around everywhere. Harry, Ron and Hermione are just camping out in random places, living rough, in regular clothes.” (Note:Snatchers and Death Eaters are minions of the evil Lord Voldemort.
Grint adds, grinning: “Me and Dan actually have some stubble.”
Producer David Yates added his .02, saying that it’s going to be very, very, most likely uncomfortably, real:
“We’re going for a vérité approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they’re like these three refugees on the run. They’re out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don’t have a home to go to.
“We’re kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it.”
What do you think of this approach? Do you think they’re staying true to the book’s vision? If you don’t, what do you think they should do differently?