‘Harry Potter’ reunion: Cast recalls first kisses, horrible haircuts

Daniel Radcliffe remembers the embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson discovered assembly up along with her “Harry Potter” solid mates “an unexpected joy,” and director Christopher Columbus remembers the units for the films as “the greatest playground in the world.”

Many of the solid of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise reunited for a twentieth anniversary TV particular, known as “Return to Hogwarts,” to be broadcast on January 1 on HBO Max.

Radcliffe, 32, was simply 11 years outdated when he was solid because of the orphaned boy with magic powers. He stated within the reunion on the set in Leavesden, outdoors London, that he would at all times be blissful to speak in regards to the movie.

“Every part of my life is connected to Potter and to Leavesden. My first kiss is connected to someone here, my first girlfriends were here. … It all spirals out from the Potter set somewhere,” he stated, based on advance excerpts launched on Monday.

Radcliffe remembers how he and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) hated being instructed to develop their hair out for a shaggier look in later movies within the sequence.

“We’re like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. You’re not leaving us like this? We’re supposed to be becoming teenagers and dating girls in this film! That’s not what it’s going to be, is it?’ So, I think we were pretty 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 at the reunion after so a few years.

“Some of us haven’t seen each other for years. So it’s just been a joy. An unexpected joy,” she stated.

Oldman started getting again collectively as a “weird experience because you met them as a kid, and now some of them are married and they’ve got kids of their own.”

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (“Philosopher’s Stone” within the UK) was launched in November 2001. The eight movie franchise is based mostly on J.Okay. Rowling’s tales took in some $7.8 billion on the world field workplace.

Rowling doesn’t make a private look at the reunion particular however will present up in archive footage. Rowling’s opinions on transgender points within the final 12 months have been a cause of controversy, with some within the LGBTQ group accusing her of transphobia.