Imagine if the Harry Potter characters Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley weren’t played by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint? The miraculous world from JK Rowling’s books came to life on screen through eight films that went on to become one of the best franchises of all time. Daniel Radcliffe played the titular role, and the trio became famous around the world for their parts.
After a successful franchise, came Fantastic Beasts The spin-off, which gave the origin story, Dumbledore, as well as the backstory to one of Grindelwald’s most important characters. This expanded the magical world even further.
Now, a reunion special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, coming January 1, and Emma Watson and Rupert Grint discuss what happened behind the scenes. After the first movie came out, Daniel Radcliffe and two of his co-stars became massively famous even before they were teenagers.
As reported by The Sun, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint opened up about how difficult it was to deal with fame while celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter movie. Emma admitted to doing too much journaling at the time because “the thing about fame had finally hit the house in a big way”. “I think I was scared. I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like it got to a tipping point where you were like, ‘This is forever forever,'” she said.
“It was around the time of Order of the Phoenix when things started getting spicy for all of us,” she said. Similarly, Rupert said, “I had the same feelings as Emma, wondering what life would be like if I called it a day. We never really talked about it.”
He continued, “I think we were just going through it at our own pace, we were like at the time. It didn’t really occur to us that we all probably had the same feelings.” Emma Watson and Rupert Grint continued to work in the Harry Potter films and brought their characters to life in their own unique ways.