Fans are delighted to hear the actors’ stories in HBO Max’s reunion special, which will feature the cast of the Hollywood blockbuster franchise Harry Potter. The first Harry Potter film will celebrate its 20th anniversary on November 16, 2021.
During the star-studded reunion, Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the series, will open up about her early brush with fame and how she considered leaving the franchise. Director David Yates addresses how Watson was considering leaving the franchise around the time he signed on to make Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film in the series, in the upcoming Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special.
Emma Watson, sitting beside to her co-star Rupert Grint who played role of Ronald Weasley, recalled re reading a diary entry from that time, and she said, “I think I was so scared and I don’t know if you ever felt like it got to a tipping point where you were like, ‘This is kind of forever now.”
People reported that Rupert Grint also had similar feelings to Emma Watson, where he contemplated if he called it a day, what life would be like, but the cast never really spoke about it.
Rupert Grint said that “but I guess we were just kind of going through it at our own pace. We were kind of in the moment at the time.” He said, “It just didn’t really occur to us that we were all having similar feelings,” said Grint.”
Emma Watson Adding to Rupert Grint statement and She said, “The fame thing had finally hit home in a big way.”
Daniel Radcliffe who played role of Harry Potter, had expressed similar sentiments about achieving fame at such an early age.
Daniel Radcliffe said that, “We never talked about it on the film because that time we all are just kids. In the age of 14 year’s, I was never going to turn around to another 14 year old boy or a girl and be like, “Hey, how are you doing? Is everything okay?”