James Phelps has admitted that shooting his death scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was a "surreal" experience.
Phelps has played Fred Weasley since the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, premiered in 2001.
The 25-year-old told Parade: "I feel like a really close friend has died. It was more like a Saving Private Ryan scene than Harry Potter, so it was kind of cool, because every guy wants to be in an action movie and that's what this is.
"But I pretty much just laid there and fell asleep. I think it was more of a challenge for the other guys than me. Rupert [Grint] and Oliver [Phelps], they really upped their game for that one. Hopefully people will like how it's been done."
When asked how his twin Oliver, who plays George Weasley, felt about filming these emotional scenes, James replied: "I think that it was an emotional day for everyone when we shot Fred lying there. We did about five takes total, and then Oliver was done because it had emotionally drained him. It's really hard to put yourself in that position and imagine that kind of thing."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released on July 15.