Transcripts about Snape
Here are all the references I've been able to accumulate about Snape directly
from Alan Rickman.
Not much, but it reveals a tiny bit still!
Almost all references have been checked in at least two reference Harry Potter or Alan Rickman sites
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Published here August 29, 2006
Thanks to Christiane LadyOfThePensieve for this! It is published on a German website, but the text is from the French magazine Total Star (April/May 2005, thanks Sionna). Click here to see the original image. And here is my comments and high quality translation since I happen to speak French!! Yeah!
Published here August 29, 2006
Premiere of HP3 movie.
Reference: catcollins2.wmv video of a question the reporter asked directly to Alan Rickman. Video file found at HarryPotterFanZone.com & TheDarkLord.net
[Interviewer] You're character is written as not being such a nice guy, but yet you are becoming so popular with the fans, that they love you, they write websites just about your character, what do you think about that?
[Alan Rickman] Well I mean, he's a complicated person and there's clearly a past that's getting worked out through the films. And you have to keep wondering, how come it is that he's saving their lives all the time. Especially in this one.
Published here January 22nd, 2006
Alan Rickman seems tied to the roles of villains and/or shadowy charactersÖwhich suits him perfectly, since he portrays them with enormous talent. In the Harry Potter movies, Alan lends his talents to the mysterious Severus Snape. But in reality, he is much more smiling than his character!
Has your career changed since your role as Severus Snape?
Honestly, I don't think so. I was already being offered a lot of interesting parts before I ever became acquainted with Harry and Snape. Of course the Harry Potter films are a part of my life, but they haven't modified it in any major way. At least, I don't think so. (smiles)
Snape hides many secrets, can you reveal a few to us?
If I did that, I believe that JK Rowling would make me pay dearly (laughs).
In fact, I don't know everything, either, of Snape's past or his motivations. JK Rowling hasn't revealed all of his secrets yet. She alone truly knows Snape and what he could be hiding. A bit more of the character is revealed in the course of the novels, so one just has to be patient and see what unfolds (smiles). I can simply say that Snape is very rigid and full of himself. As for what I know about him because JK Rowling agreed to discuss him with me, that must remain secret for the moment.
Did Snape appreciate seeing himself dressed as a woman in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?
(laughs) I would say he must have been truly vexed and unhappy! Snape isn't one who enjoys jokes and I strongly fear that his sense of humor is extremely limited. You could say that he deserves his name! But in his defense, I will add that he didn't have an easy adolescence, particularly during his studies at Hogwarts. His interactions with Professor Lupin aren't made any easier since they knew each other at that time. But oops, I won't say more!
What do you think of your young colleagues in the Harry Potter movies?
They are all fantastic. True professionals. I can attest to the degree to which they take their work seriously, all the while remaining children. Their performances have equally progressed enormously in the course of the films. It's a true joy to perform with these actors who believe so much in what they're doing. They've all grown up so much since the first Harry Potter, just like their characters. I think it's great that they can all develop together.
Will you take part in the future Harry Potter films?
If all goes well, it would be with pleasure. I like very much the way in which the story is evolving. It's more and more dark and more and more interesting.
Do you prefer to act in the theater or in films?
They're very differentÖPerforming an entire year in the same play is quite sufficient for me. It doesn't make me want to jump into another right away. The theater is something very unique. It gives a lot, but takes a lot in return. You don't have the right to make a mistake, and you have to give all of your energy for two hours on end. When you do a film, the pressure is not the same. You can redo a scene several times and rest between takes. It's very different but the two genres are interesting experiences.
Interview with Alan Rickman
by Carol Muskoron
The part of Snape seemed so perfect for you... there was something
about it which made it look like you were stretched and yet sort of confined at
the same time. Did you feel that?
How do you get the dreadful Snape hair?
Magazine Alan Rickman - Professing
Q: Can you tell us a little about your character Professor Snape?
Q: In the earlier part of
your life you were also in a profession that you wanted to get out of so you
could become something else that people would respect more, do you think this
was the element of yourself that you brought to the part of Snape?
Q: Professor Snape is also a
Quidditch referee, does that mean you've now mastered all of the game's rules?
Hard Talk interview - November 2001 by Tim Sebastian
That interview contained nothing more than Tim Sebastien mentioning Rickman was playing the part of Snape and some such details. No revelations there!
Jimmy Kimmel Live November 12th
March 22nd, 2004
Prisoner of Azkaban Premiere (See Rickman's answers)So weíve heard you know all about Snapeís backstory.
No, I donít know everything.
Ah. So what are you looking forward to playing with
Whatís your next