Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts that Potterheads have been eagerly waiting for since then. Whether you are a Potterhead or not, Harry Potter isn’t something to ignore! Almost every fan of Potter was experiencing what we can term as euphoria when the news of a reunion hit the stands.
Now that it is streaming online, fans noticed a series of goof-ups in the special reunion. This is especially where Emma Roberts’ childhood photo came to the forefront (and not Emma Watson!). However, more photos have set fans (and critics) talking about the reunion. Here are a few.
Daniel Didn’t Audition For Harry Potter.
Director Chris Columbus had decided to get young Harry on board after seeing Daniel’s essay on the role of the BBC adaptation of David Copperfield, in 1999, with élan.
His parents were not sure about the idea of signing several films at one go, and that too in Los Angeles. However, Daniel said how an encounter with David Heyman, the producer, changed things. After meeting him at a theater, Daniel was finally allowed.
Alan Knew The Entire Story
Daniel had revealed in a certain chat with Gary Oldman that Alan Rickman was the only member in the cast who knew all about Severus Snape. Gary remarked that knowing the twists and turns of the series wouldn’t have been a delightful experience since he knew everything only via the book.
But Alan had asked the prime person- author JK Rowling for more information. He didn’t even convey the same to Chris Columbus. So if someone were to ask him the reason for his performance, he kept the mystery intact only to reveal later.
Mike Cracked His Ribs On HP4
Mike (Newell) was the director of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. While directing one of the fight scenes between James Phelps and Oliver, he cracked his ribs. Fred and George Weasley, who played the twins in the franchise, weren’t landing in the fight.
So Mike demonstrated the whole process and injured himself! He did regret his act, or he w a 60-year old and that didn’t suit him right. Despite the agony that he was in, the good thing was he made a twit of himself, and everybody appreciated him for it.
Jason Isaacs Wanted To Play Someone No One Imagined
Did you ever think of anyone else who could have done justice to Jason Isaacs, other than Lucius Malfoy? In a strange state of affairs at the Harry Potter reunion, on HBO Max, Jason confessed he was not sure about playing the role of the evil father of Draco in the Chamber of Secrets. He had auditioned for Gilderoy Lockhart, and Chris was ecstatic.
He approached him to read a different part, and Jason agreed. With ‘gritted teeth,’ he did. What was not to his liking was that he was about to play the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and portraying ‘two children’s villains’ wouldn’t have somehow diluted his forte. Still, Jason was the best fit for the role.
Ralph Fiennes’ Transformation Into Lord Voldemort
Thanks to CGI, Ralph Fiennes got his nose removed to do justice to the role of Lord Voldemort. The actor said that the overall look took a long time to become what we see. He recalled how it took him 3 hours to get the perfect look!
And that included the teeth, the nails, the hands – almost everything. And not the nose been there. He wouldn’t have felt strong. Jason, his co-star, often expressed openly how he was ‘terrified’ of Ralph’s look whenever the cameras started rolling.
Daniel’s Autograph To Helena Bonham Carter.
In the reunion, Helena Bonham carter shared a cheeky note that Daniel had given her at production. When she had asked him for an autograph, he openly said how jubilant he felt being her co-star and ‘coaster’ since he always held her coffee! He lamented how he was born ten years later and wished it wasn’t the case. Helena still cherishes and treasures this amazing note and keeps it in the washroom.
The reunion is not something we can sum up in a few photos. At least with Harry Potter, there are more that would come to the forefront. Are you a Potterhead too? Let us know in the comments section! What was your reaction to watching the reunion?