Herald Sun Visits the Dawn Treader Set

Herald Sun visited a few sets from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader during production last year. The report does not contain any new spoilers, but there are a few interesting bits from behind the scenes. Here are a few clips:

  • “It’s psychological rather than action-packed,” says award-winning director Michael Apted.
  • I’m also excited by the prospect of coming face-to-face with Aslan, and nervously take my place behind the camera during filming of a scene in which the lion king visits Lucy. Whipping around to face the camera, Henley rushes up to a large bald lion head held in place by a rotund man in a lurid blue unitard. I’m devastated. She, however, seems more than happy stroking his invisible mane and doesn’t for a second seem self-conscious about the throng of bystanders.
    “Georgie is just so good at hugging a tennis ball,” quips Will Poulter, one of her young co-stars. “She’s amazing at it.” Praise, indeed.
  • “I’ve been waiting for this chapter since I landed the role,” says [Barnes]. “It has that magical adventure story feel.”
  • As co-producer, Gresham is driven to stay as true as possible to Lewis’ original vision, which he remembers from his own childhood. “I’ll be here for the duration and my job is to try to get the imagery of Narnia as it really should be.”

6 Responses

  1. WarriorOfNarnia says:

    That is cool!

  2. Daniel James says:

    Lol it'd be nice to get paid for hugging a tennis ball…haha.

  3. Starlily says:

    Yeah, I'm good at pretending, but I don't know if I'm THAT good. 😉

  4. stateofgreen says:

    Tennis ball. Cute! LOL!

  5. narnian resident says:

    haha i love the bit of Georgie hugging a "bald lion head" and "stroking its invisible mane". was Michael really surprised? she's been hugging an invisible lion since she was 9! im sure by now its practically nothing to her, and probably quite natural 😀

  6. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    its amazing what a great actress she was at such a young age.