Updated on 12/27/2021 09:42 pm
Daniel Radcliffe reminisce about the embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson discovered “an unexpected joy” in the reunion with his co-stars of “Harry Potter“And director Christopher Columbus remembers movie sets as” the largest playground in the world. “
Many of the cast members of the “Harry Potter” film franchise gathered for a 20th anniversary television special entitled “Return to Hogwarts”, which will be available from January 1 in HBO Max.
Radcliffe, 32, was just 11 when he was cast to play the orphan boy with magical powers. On the reunion on the set in Leavesden, outside London, he said he would always be happy to talk about the film.
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“Every part of my life is related to Potter and Leavesden. My first kiss is related to someone from here, my first girlfriends were here (…) It all comes out of the Potter recording set somewhere, ”he said, according to preview excerpts released Monday.
Radcliffe recalls how he and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) hated being told to grow their hair out to make them look messier in the later films in the series.
“We would say, ‘No, no, no, no, no. Won’t you leave us like this? We are supposed to become teenagers and date girls in this movie! That’s not what it’s going to be, is it? ‘ So I think we were quite devastated when we realized that it was so, ”he said.
Radcliffe, Grint, Watson (Hermione) and Columbus are joined by actors Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and other cast members for the reunion. .
Watson said she was overwhelmed by the excitement of the reunion after so many years. “Some of us haven’t seen each other for years. So it has been a joy. An unexpected joy ”, he highlighted.
Rowling did not personally attend the reunion special, but will appear in archive footage. Rowling’s views on transsexual issues in the past year have been controversial, as some members of the LGBTQ + community accuse her of transphobia.