The Harry Potter movies will always be special for us. This film franchise is one of those rare ones in which the behind-the-scenes actions and the cast and crew and their lives and friendships interest as much as the movies themselves – a testament to the transformative power of the movies. We’ve listed a few moments between the members of the Harry Potter films that made us happy, and felt like our childhoods were intact.
Evanna Lynch’s Tribute To Alan Rickman
Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies penned a touching tribute to Alan Rickman on her official Facebook page. Lynch lauded Rickman’s acting prowess and star power, saying that he was the “only cast member who met my fangirl expectations because everybody else broke character to be nice to me and make me feel welcome to the Potter family, and also to be themselves, while he remained impassively, Snape.” Her post highlighted the importance of humility and showed us what a truly self-aware, genuine and kind man Rickman was – “ For someone as established, wise and revered as he, the greatest gift you can give someone is your full attention and presence in the moment. Most people of his measure of talent and intellect are extremely busy and are anxious for you to know this. You start to talk to them and their eyes are already darting to the other corners of the room, their fingers reaching for their phone where a million more interesting people are pinging away at their inbox. They can’t afford to spend their precious time and entire mental facilities just on you, so mostly they just give you a bit, just for a few minutes. But Alan Rickman was not that at all. In the hour I sat with him, he managed to be completely present, kind, attentive and curious about someone who did not expect or look for that from him. It says a lot about him, how nice a person he was and what discipline it must have taken to stay in character so much. ”
Squeal, all you Dramione shippers, because Emma Watson went on record to confess that she had a crush on Tom Felton. Emma said, “For the first two movies, I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush,” the actress famous for her portrayal of Hermione Granger said. “He totally knows. We talked about it – we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.” Tom’s response was just as heart-warming: “We can laugh about it now, but as a testament to how long we’ve been doing this for, I’m pretty sure she was about 9, possibly 10… but yeah, [it was] very flattering.”
“I Blame You, Tom”
Tom Felton played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. The character of Draco was written to be as unattractive as possible – after all, he was a coward, a bully, and got turned into a ferret. Yet, Tom Felton somehow managed to make him one of the most attractive characters in the movies, much to JK Rowling’s bemusement.
Daniel Radcliffe Supported Emma Watson
Emma Watson is known for her United Nations HeForShe campaign that focuses on promotion gender equality by asking men to support and speak out about women’s issues. Daniel Radcliffe spoke out in support of Emma Watson, saying “I think it’s fantastic that she’s bringing attention to it and adding to the conversation.” One of our favorite aspects of the movie was Harry and Hermione’s unflinching friendship, and it makes us so happy to see it continue in real life too.