By Maui R. Drilon
hermione and krum
Admit it: when the first Harry Potter film came out, you wanted to take that trip down Diagon Alley and get yourself a wand at Ollivander's. Who wouldn't, with the many spells you could cast, especially on unknowing muggles (that is, once you're of age to do so!).
With the last Harry Potter film coming out, we thought of having a little fun and making a list of some made-up spells we'd absolutely love to cast on our significant others.
So take out your wands (or fine, a chopstick will do), and practice these spells before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 opens on July 14!
The "Mind-Reading" Spell. Imagine if you could put a stop all the guesswork when it comes to dating. Does she like me? Does he think I'm fat in this dress? When she said "no", did she really mean "yes but I'm too shy to say it so I'll say no and now you have to keep insisting so I'll say yes?" This spell instantly gives you the knowledge you crave for, but to keep things interesting, youRead More »from Spells To Use on Significant Others
luna lovegoodEvanna Lynch seems to have been born to play Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter's quirky, preternaturally serene witch friend, in the film series based on J.K. Rowling's best-selling novels.
A die-hard fan of the Rowling books, the Irish actress came to open auditions and beat out 15,000 girls to win the role in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007), then reprised it in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (2009).
Now, talking to Lynch after several hours of watching her shoot scenes for the two-part final installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," it's tough to figure out where Lovegood ends and Lynch begins.
"The character was easy to find, definitely," the 19-year-old actress says, standing beside the Malfoy Manor cellar set at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. "But we're quite different _ and I would really aspire to be more like her, because I love that she can tune out. I've learned a lot from her, because you can't change anything. No matter what,Read More »from The Joy of Being Luna Lovegood
by Maui R. Drilon
Yes, it's true—we actually spotted Draco Malfoy not only mingling with muggles, but actually feeding them! Who knew that deep under that shady, mean exterior, Draco had a heart of gold?
Okay fine, it was actually actor Tom Felton, who made the trip to Lincoln Center in New York greet the many fans who were waiting in line for six days before the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. Not only did he pose and take pics with the die-hard Potterheads, he even handed out boxes of pizzas to the hungry crowd! Who thought camping out to see your fave stars walk the red carpet would be so rewarding?!
Be sure to catch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 when it hits theaters in your area on July 15. Unfortunately, a free pizza from Tom Felton isn't included.
Clip courtesy of Warner BrothersRead More »from Potter star now delivering pizzas
- bhavna | Harry Potter Mania – Tue, Jul 12, 2011
The look on Rupert Grint's face is priceless.
Sitting for an interview only a few steps away from the set of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at Leavesden Studios near London, Grint practically blushes when he's asked the inevitable question: How tricky was it to pull off the long-awaited kiss between Ron Weasley (Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) _ the evolution of whose relationship has been one of the most fervent fascinations of Harry Potter fans ever since J.K. Rowling first introduced the characters 15 years ago _ especially since he and Watson have been friends since childhood, and in the course of a decade of Harry Potter films have come to feel like brother and sister?
"I was really worried about that, because it just felt like it was wrong," Grint admits, shrugging uncomfortably. "But once we were on set, (director) David Yates was really good about it. He gave us a long chat before we did it, and it was fine. It was kind of a fuss over nothing. We just did it,Read More »from Rupert Grint on ‘Harry Potter,’ that kiss and the end of an era
By Maui R. Drilon
We all squirmed in delight in our seats when the first scene of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone flashed on the movie screen: finally, we were seeing real-life Hagrid, real-life Hedwig, and oh my God, Harry Potter really does look like the Harry Potter we had in our heads!
Of course, as the next few films rolled by, we saw our beloved books come to life—and you have to admit, there were some moments that were so much better than others. After all, rarely does a movie match up to the book it was adapted from, and we've had a lot of hits and misses when it comes to J.K. Rowling's multi-millionaire dollar baby.
So in honor of the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise, we're taking a look back at the best and worst moments in the past few ones. Here's hoping we'll have more of the "best" when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 comes out on July 14!
First Quidditch match in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Do you remember watching theRead More »from Best and Worst Scenes from Harry Potter Movies
By Ian Spelling
At the time he was merely a lad on a couch.
It was November 2, 2001, and there sat Daniel Radcliffe, a wide-eyed, impossibly polite 12-year-old chatting excitedly about his starring role as the titular boy wizard in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001). That film, of course, represented the opening shot in a blockbuster franchise based on the novels by J.K. Rowling.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"It's not been particularly overwhelming yet," Radcliffe said during a conversation in a stately, Hogwarts-esque room at Knebworth, a sprawling, 15th-century mansion about an hour outside London. "It's been different, obviously, from my old life, but it's just as fun, if not more. And the main reason it hasn't been overwhelming is because everybody on the set was so helpful and so good, the cast and crew and (director) Chris Columbus. They've really helped me to lead a normal life.
"My parents, especially, have been really helpful," he added. "They've made sure that I kept my feet on the ground,Read More »from Daniel Radcliffe: Growing up at Hogwarts