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The elaborate spread of food in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was made of real roast beef, ham, and turkey, at the request of director Chris Columbus.
Unfortunately, the food spoiled quickly due to the hot lights on set. Gross.
IN THE SECOND FILM,
DANIEL RADCLIFFE HAD TO SHAVE ONE OF HIS LEGS. JUST ONE.
In preparation for his role as Snape, J.K. Rowling revealed a ton of spoilers to Alan to help him craft the role. Some of the secrets weren’t even told to anyone else until the final book. But now that we know them, we'll always keep them close — always.
ALAN RICKMAN WAS GIVEN SECRETS THAT NO OTHER ACTOR KNEW.
In an interview, she once explained, “...it's that cold absence of feeling – that really hollowed-out feeling. That's what Dementors are.”
J.K. ROWLING CREATED THE DEMENTORS BASED ON HER OWN EXPERIENCES WITH DEPRESSION.
She was afraid of this question because she thought it would give too much away if she said that his wand was made of “the death tree.”
J.K. ROWLING WAS AFRAID OF GETTING ASKED ONE SPECIFIC QUESTION – WHAT WAS DUMBLEDORE’S WAND MADE OUT OF?
The tabby cat that played Mrs. Norris in Sorcerer’s Stone actually ran away mid-filming, but came back 48 hours later.
THE CREW HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH THE CAT IN THE FIRST FILM.
While there were three owls on set in the first film, seven owls were used in total for the role of Hedwig – and they had names, of course. Their names were Gizmo, Kasper, Oops, Swoops, Oh Oh, Elmo, and Bandit.
SEVEN OWLS IN TOTAL PLAYED HEDWIG.
The only time the Weasley twins were ever apart were when George's ear was cursed off and when Fred was killed.
Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day.
Voldemort was 71 years old when he died in the Battle of Hogwarts.
THAT'S IT FOLKS!
TILL NEXT TIME
AND MISCHIEF MANAGED.