Sarah + impersonating her genetic identicals
It really touches my heart how Will approaches talking to victims. There’s a certain camaraderie that comes with knowing someone else has been in a similarly terrible situation, and Will really exhibits that. He never acts like he pities them, he makes sure to treat them as equals, because they are. There’s a certain warmth he displays with them that he doesn’t show anyone else. He’s just so gentle, like telling Georgia she looked pretty and chuckling with her at her self-deprecating “it must be all the oxygen.” Bringing Peter the bird, keeping his distance, never treating him any different because of how he talks or acts. Telling Abigail that he worries about nightmares, too.
Will doesn’t tiptoe around them either, as some people might. Tip-toeing is usually done out of good intentions, but it still keeps people at a distance and makes victims feel like their trauma is going to follow them everywhere, they’re always going to be affected by it, they’re always going to be known as “the guy who got kicked in the head by a horse” or “the girl that killed her friend cause she thought her friend was an imposter and she was dead” or “the girl that was kidnapped and held for two years and had her arm amputated.” In fact, all four of them bear physical reminders of their trauma- Peter with his shaved head and speech difference, Miriam with her prosthetic arm, Georgia with her skin graft, and Abigail with the scar on her neck.
It really affects me because while i haven’t gone through anything remotely as traumatic as the instances described above, i’m quite different in a lot of ways and i’ve gone through some things, so i’ve experienced people treating me differently, people not knowing how to approach me, etc. And it’s these people, people like Will, who positively impact the person. Someone who will not treat you as fragile, who will not only see you as your trauma or your difference, but someone who knows you need a friend and is there for you.
—I’m Peter’s friend.
Filming the torture scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 where Bellatrix is torturing Hermione at the Malfoy’s Manor proved to be very intense for the actors involved (Most of the scene was cut to avoid an R rating in the USA and a 15 rating in the UK). So intense and brutal as it was that Helena Bonham Carter approached Emma Watson right afterward to make sure they were still on good terms.
I really want to see the original scene