At ndemic Studios Orlando’s third annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” stars of the franchise got nostalgic with embarassing behind-the-scenes jokes, talked about the upcoming additions to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, and deal their sentiments about the recent ssing of Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the series.
“It was really a side swipe; I was devastated,” Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) forecast a group of reporters at a Q&A nel on Friday. “He was just the sweetest guy, unquestionably special. Very sad to see him go.” Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) indicated, “It was shocking. I just remember just the warmth that he had on set, and the fun, and the gravitas that he carried with him — when he went into a extent everyone noticed.” Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) respected that she appreciated how Rickman didn’t underestimate Snape in his performance and that he was “so unprejudiced all around, as a person and in his art.”
J.K. Rowling’s spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Recoup Them was also a topic touched upon by the cast. Lewis put he went on a set visit a couple weeks ago, adding, “I was absolutely blown away by what they arrange got in store for everyone. I’m incredibly excited about seeing it, and I’m looking head to seeing what Eddie Redmayne brings to the character and to the series.” When later seek fromed if there was any desire to return to their Harry Potter characters or be in the new series, Grint joked, “I value they made a huge mistake not casting me,” before totaling, “It’s amazing that it’s living on, and I can’t wait to see it.”
While the group, which also filed Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang), mostly agreed they arrange closed that chapter of their lives — with the exception of Lynch who said she’d reprise her duty in a heartbeat — they did have fun with a question on if they could stage play any other role in the Harry Potter series. Wright was quick to retort with Hagrid, while Leung would play Draco, Lewis longing like to try someone on the “darker side” like Draco, Grint determination be curious to play a different gender like McGonagall, and Lynch decided “the Dobby in the books” for his style and “because you get to skip makeup every day.”
The cast also shared some on-set antics from rear in the day, like when Leung admitted she “nicked a spoon” from the ball set. “It was the most defiant thing that I did,” she said. Or when Grint “got the giggles” during filming in the Margin of Requirement — “Everyone was so mad that day,” Lewis added. And the other for the present Grint’s line, “You’re gonna get a fistful of Weasley” had to be cut because he couldn’t get by it. “For some reason that was hilarious,” Grint disclosed, laughing.
Then perhaps the funniest revelation came from Lewis, who revealed he hasn’t been expert to watch the Harry Potter films since they were in theaters: “I try ones hand ated to watch the first film a couple of months ago; my intention was to watch all of them. I got into the in the first place one, and then my big stupid face came onto the screen, and I was like, immediately out, I’m done. I didn’t get any further than that. So I haven’t even discerned the films since they came out. I know that’s terrible.” For the record, we entertain the idea his face is far from big and stupid.
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