It’s been almost 19 years since the first Harry Potter movie hit theaters in 2001 and it’s honestly pretty shocking how fast time has flown by. It seriously feels like just yesterday that viewers were watching Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione Granger practice their magic at Hogwarts, doesn’t it? For those who forgot, the movies also starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, James and Oliver Phelps, Tom Felton and more, and were a big part of a lot of people’s childhoods.
As it turns out Rupert hasn’t seen all eight HP movies! “I’ve probably seen the first three at the premieres, but after that I stopped watching them,” the actor told Variety in February 2021. “But now that I have a daughter, I will probably have to watch them with her.”
His confession comes months after getting real about reprising his role as Ron Weasley. “Never say never,” the actor told ComicBook during a December 2020 interview.
“I would never say, ‘Absolutely no.’ It was a huge part of my life and I’m very fond of that character and their stories,” he continued. “So yeah, I mean, I’d be up for it at the right time. I don’t know what capacity that would be, but yeah, we’ll see.”
This isn’t the only time the British actor has revealed the possibility of returning to his Harry Potter roots. During a March 2021 interview with Esquire, Rupert shared the only thing that would get him to reprise the role of Ron Weasley. “I think going back now would be … I can’t really imagine it,” he said truthfully.
“But, I mean, never say never,” he added. “It would only be if everyone else wants to do the same. But yeah, no … I think just leave it.”
One thing’s for sure, the entire cast would look pretty different! J-14 decided to round up some then-and-now photos of the cast and fans are going to be shook over how much they’ve all grown! Scroll through our gallery to see what the cast of Harry Potter looks like now.
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