January 18, 2010
Looks like Dudley Dursley, aka Harry Melling has shed a few pounds. I must say he’s gotten quite attractive.
In an interview with Telegraph he admitted that the producers of Deathly Hallows almost recast him because of the weight loss.
“It was nearly two years ago,” he says, refusing the offer of breakfast. “I was doing a show at the National Youth Theatre, playing an old man. Before that I had played fat clowns and I thought, ‘If I want to have the career I would like, I am going to have to lose weight.’ I was just starting drama school, and found I was moving around a lot. I also started to eat sensibly. The weight just dropped off. I went from 16st to 11st 5lb.”
He hadn’t appeared in a Potter flick for a couple of years, so when the producers saw him again they didn’t even recognize him.
[H]e had changed almost beyond recognition, to the producers’ alarm. “They did this double-take, ‘Oh my God, we are going to have to do something,’ and I felt very guilty. They could have recast, but instead they padded me out.”
Wow, I’m rendered speechless. Who would have thought?