LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Daniel Radcliffe remembers the embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson discovered assembly up along with her Harry Potter solid mates “an sudden pleasure,” and director Christopher Columbus recollects the units for the flicks as “the best playground on this planet.”
Most of the solid of the Harry Potter movie franchise reunited for a twentieth anniversary TV particular, referred to as “Return to Hogwarts,” to be broadcast on Jan 1 on HBO Max.
Radcliffe, 32, was simply 11 years outdated when he was solid because the orphaned boy with magic powers. He stated within the reunion on the set in Leavesden, exterior London, that he would all the time be completely happy to speak in regards to the movie.
“Each a part of my life is linked to Potter and to Leavesden. My first kiss is linked to somebody right here, my first girlfriends had been right here. … All of it spirals out from the Potter set someplace,” he stated, in line with advance excerpts launched on Monday (Dec 27).
Radcliffe recollects how he and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) hated being informed to develop their hair out for a shaggier look in later movies within the collection.
“We’re like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. You are not leaving us like this? We’re imagined to be turning into youngsters and relationship women on this movie! That is not what it’ll be, is it?’ So, I feel we had been fairly devastated as we realized that it was,” he stated.
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 different solid members for the reunion.
Watson stated she was been overwhelmed with emotion on the reunion after so a few years.
“A few of us have not seen one another for years. So it is simply been a pleasure. An sudden pleasure,” she stated.
Oldman stated getting again collectively was a “bizarre expertise since you met them as child, and now a few of them are married and so they’ve obtained youngsters of their very own.”
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Thinker’s Stone within the UK) was launched in November 2001. The eight movie franchise based mostly on J.Ok. Rowling’s tales took in some US$7.8 billion (S$10.59 billion) on the world field workplace.
Rowling doesn’t make a private look on the reunion particular however will present up in archive footage.
Rowling’s opinions on transgender points within the final 12 months have been a explanation for controversy, with some within the LGBTQ neighborhood accusing her of transphobia.