Dakota Blue Richards Speaks on The Golden Compass

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Dakota Blue Richards stars in The Golden Compass. She recently spoke with Movie Web about the movie:

Q: Did you read the books? Were you a fan before you did this?
Dakota Blue Richards: Yes, I was. My mum had read the books to me when I was about nine. I really loved Lyra.

Q: As a fan of the books, what did you want the movie to capture?
Dakota Blue Richard: Philip Pullman had the way of making them feel real. I mean, armoured bears? I think it was very important that the film kind of captured the realistic-ness of it all.

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Q: Did you find the green screen work difficult? How did you act opposite a daemon that isn't there?
Dakota Blue Richards: I found the green screen work to be very, very hard. I think that was the hardest bit. And the less green screen there was, the easier it became. Working with people like Daniel and Nicole was so much easier than working with Iorek. Because of course, he wasn't there. And doing green screen work really makes you have to think about everything twice.

You have to firstly imagine that everything's there. And you have to think about other people before you can think about yourself. That's really hard and really confusing and you can get very lost. Especially when I didn't know what the animators were going to make it look like.

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The Golden Compass Quotes

Lyra Belacqua: [upon receiving the alethiometer] What is this?
Master: It's an alethiometer. It tells the truth. You are meant to have it. You keep the alethiometer to yourself, it's of the utmost importance to yourself, to all of us, and perhaps to all creation.

Lee Scoresby: Are you gonna join in the turkey shoot?
Iorek Byrnison: Yes. I have a contract with the child.
[Lyra grins]