Behind-the-scenes explosion of a major Harry Potter star: ‘He screamed! He was so p***ed off!’
The set of the HARRY POTTER films saw an unexpected outburst when one of the main characters was left enraged.
His co-star confesses that she couldn’t stop laughing at his epic outburst.
The Harry Potter film franchise is littered with huge British and Irish Hollywood stars who have shared a plethora of incredible stories from their time on set together.
The actors who took part in the 20th anniversary reunion Return to Hogwarts, which airs this month on NOW and HBO Max, shared their laughs and tears, especially for their co-stars who have since died.
However, not everyone who was alive took part in the show, including Madame Hooch actress Zo Wanamaker, who has previously shared some behind-the-scenes information.
Wanamaker famously only played the Quidditch instructor in the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, due to her dissatisfaction with the pay she received.
Other Hogwarts teacher stars agreed to appear in three films, but she only agreed to one and didn’t return, feeling “insulted” by the “terrible” paycheque.
Nonetheless, the My Family star recalls fondly working with Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall and Richard Harris as the original Albus Dumbledore.
Wanamaker recalled the late Irish hell-raiser’s rage after receiving some infuriating news from one of the crew members during one startling encounter.
“You come across so many extraordinary people in this business, and he was one of them,” Wanamaker told The Independent.
There was a day when Maggie Smith and I were doing crossword puzzles and gossiping in the makeup room when Richard came in dressed in full costume and promptly fell asleep.
We tied his hair and beard together with little bows because he had long hair and a beard.
“Around 4 p.m., one of the assistant directors comes in and says they’re wrapping for the day because the kids can only work so many hours.”
Richard’s eyes open and he slowly lifts himself out of the chair, exclaiming in full costume, ‘WHAT!’
He was so irritated.
“I couldn’t stop grinning.”
Before his death at the age of 72, Harris only appeared as Dumbledore in the first Harry Potter film and its sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The Hollywood legend was set to reprise his role as Hogwarts headmaster in the third film Prisoner of Azkaban, and he firmly stated to director Christopher Columbus that he would do so.
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