As Emma Watson said, “There’s something about Harry Potter that makes life richer.”
I loved that the episode started with the Alumni receiving their invitations at midnight. Would have been even lovely if they were delivered by owl!!
When Emma remarked it feels like a lot of time has passed and yet no time has passed simultaneously, Rupert quipped, “I have had kidney stones and a baby, so I know that time has passsed.”
Rupert also said that he feels that they have not earned a reunion yet but I differ on that. A series as special as Harry Potter deserves a reunion every now and then 🤩
It was interesting watch Director Chris Columbus film the first two movies with so much patience with the kids who were all just so excited to be a part of a Potter movie. It was fun to watch their audition tapes, so little that they were back then!!
Director Alfonso Cuaron shared a story that when filming The Prisoner of Azkaban, he had assigned them homework to write an essay describing their characters. While Emma in true Granger style submitted pages of homework, Rupert didn’t submit anything. When asked why, he slyly replied that he didn’t think Ron would have done it 😁
Rupert described how being Ron was all he knew in those years and he had even forgotten his own name. While Emma on the other hand said that Hermione makes sense to her because she IS that. Infact, her parents were worried how she would react if she lost the audition.
However, as fame caught up, loneliness started creeping up on Emma. The Order of the Pheonix director, David Yates, recounted that when he was signed on for the movie, the first thing he was told was that Emma was having second thoughts about returning. I’m glad that she chose to see it through, because I cannot imagine anyone else as Hermione Granger.
Tom Felton also said that it is incredible the way that Emma held herself as the guys always had each other and Emma was not only on her own but also the youngest.
Tom and Emma confessed to having a soft spot for each other and Emma revealed that she had had a crush on Tom ever since that day in workshop when he drew a girl with a backward cap on a skateboard as his version of what God looked like.
As Robbie Coltrane who plays Hagrid beautifully said that the legacy will continue. “I’ll not be here sadly, but Hagrid will, yes.”
I believe that we can truly understand what someone else is going through only if we have gone through it ourselves.
For the past year, I have been dealing with some issues. And every time things don’t work out, I feel very angry and hurt. My family say to me that they understand what I feel. And whenever they say that, I just feel like screaming aloud in thier faces. But I don’t, bcoz one part of me knows that they are coming from a place of concern and they are saying what they think is the right thing to say to me in my crumpled motionless state.
But you can really understand what someone is feeling only when you have felt it too. Reading about it, hearing about it, watching someone struggle with it, is not the same as experiencing it first-hand.