In a new interview with Oregon Live
Alan Rickman discusses filming movies.
On Harry Potter
I did do lots of different things the whole time. For example, while I was shooting Harry Potter I was also appearing in âPrivate Livesâ in London on the West End and on Broadway, and I was making things like âSweeney Toddâ and âLove Actuallyâ and âSnow Cakeâ and other movies. I was directing in the theater as well [-> Strindberg and a modern play about Israel and Palestine.
In a way, they choose you, projects. I donât know that I was looking to do something set in the French 17th century, but it happened.
On being recognised as Professor Snape:
It depends where you are. Certainly not much in England because everybody walks down the street staring at the pavement. Thatâs a relief (laughs). Honestly, I never expect it because that long black wig is a huge disguise. It doesnât happen as often as you might think it would. Itâs such a kind of strong outline â black wig, black eyes, white face â that seeing me running for a cab or something is not the image that people associate with the character (laughs).