J. K. Rowling created a masterpiece in the form of Harry Potter. It made our childhood awesome and we can watch it over and over again without getting bored. However, there are some funny facts that many of us don’t know about our favorite Harry Potter series. Let’s have a look at some of them.
10. The food that you see on the table were real
You heard it! 100% real. The director wanted it to look like a real feast as described in the book, so he put real food on each table. But the food spoiled very easily due to the heat of the production lights and starts to smell really gross.
9. Harry, Ron, and Hermione were studying for real
It’s true, they were actually ordered to do their school work during the scenes in the classroom or when they’re shown studying.
8. J. K. Rowling invented Quidditch after a fight
I know sounds weird. Like how on earth someone could get a million dollar idea in anger? Well, she got it after a fight with her boyfriend.
7. Emma Watson didn’t want to become Hermione
The production crew moved to different elementary schools across Britain to find the perfect face for the role of Hermione. When they reached Emma’s school, she didn’t want to give the audition. She didn’t have any interest in doing films. But she gave the audition after her teacher asked her. She became the last and perfect candidate for the role and ended up getting chosen. Talk about luck!
6. J. K. Rowling created Dementors from her own experience
J. K. Rowling told in an interview that she used to remain really depressed after her mother passed away. She put those cold empty feelings in a character which feed on human feelings and that’s how Dementors were born.
5. Harry didn’t cast any spells in the sorcerer’s stone
Have you seen Harry casting any spells in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone?”
Well, the answer is no, he didn’t cast any real spells in that movie and is still described as a great wizard. (Was he really a great wizard?)
4. Professor Snape actually knew a lot of things
Alan Rickman aka Severus Snape actually knew many things related to the movie. J. K. Rowling already told him what’s gonna happen in the upcoming movies, which she didn’t reveal to other actors until the release of the final book, t help him do his role more accurately.
3. Brooms were special
The flying brooms used in the movie were not the regular old brooms which people usually use to ward away dirt; in fact, they were made from aircraft grade titanium so that these brooms can withstand the weight of the children sitting on them.
2. Actors were only allowed to play golf
The actors were not allowed to play any sport except golf as per the contract as it was considered quite safer than other sports.
1. The headmaster was gay
Once a fan asked Rowling, “Has Dumbledore ever fell in love?” She replied, “I always thought Dumbledore as gay.” She then continued, “He had fallen in love with Grindelwald and that added to his horror when Grindelwald revealed Dumbledore who he really is.”
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