LOS ANGELES – The Harry Potter film franchise, which first appeared in 2001, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November, but its star, Daniel Radcliffe, admits he hasn’t seen the films “since their first release. “.
In an exclusive interview with entertainment portal ET Online on Wednesday, July 7, the 31-year-old British actor spoke about the eight Harry Potter films, the last of which was released in 2011.
“I have very, very fond memories of all of my scenes with Gary Oldman and David Thewlis,” he said.
Oldman played Potter’s godfather, Sirius Black, while Thewlis played Remus Lupine, a professor who taught defense against the dark arts.
“These were some of the first scenes of the third and fifth movies where I started to feel like a young man who was just starting to understand what acting was like, and it was people. pretty cool to hang out with, ”said the former child star who has gone on to become one of the highest paid actors in the world through movies.
As for his favorite scene to film, he named the Triwizard Tournament in the fourth film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where he was allowed to free fall about three stories on a wire.
“They let me do the craziest stunt I could ever do,” he recalls. “I worked a lot with the stunts department at the time and they were like, ‘You can do it. Do you want to try it? “And I said yes. But then I got up there and I was absolutely terrified.”
“I have since realized that these are very special circumstances in this set and I will never be allowed to do something like that again.”
Fans of the popular franchise, which is still going strong, may be disappointed to learn that nothing grand has been planned for the 20th anniversary.
Radcliffe, who will be busy until the end of the year, said: “I’m sure there will be some kind of celebration but I’m not sure if we’ll get together or anything. I’m sorry if it is. it’s a bit of a bummer for anyone. “