On this day, November 4, in 2001 the Harry Potter films received their first premiere for the debut movie in the franchise: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The movie not only sparked an eight-film series, but also two spin-off movies, and a stage show. However successful the film was, Tom Felton had some on-set antics which got him in a spot of trouble.
The Draco Malfoy star recently revealed during a convention that he spent a lot of time during the filming of the first and second films nicking treats from the set. (Via My London)
Apparently, the youngster at the time couldn’t help but put treats in his long wizard robes while filming.
Eventually, the film’s producers had had enough, and by the time the third film came along – The Prisoner of Azkaban – the enormous wizard pockets had been sewn shut.
Felton revealed at Calgary Comic Expo: “The robes had these huge pockets. The rumour was that they sewed them up after the third film because I was sneaking food and drink onto the set.
“I want to clear this up because that is absolutely true. I think the other kids starting following suit.”
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Felton went on: “Wardrobe would put their hand in and it would be chocolate and sweets!”
So then, after the second film, the characters no longer had actual pockets while filming.
Despite being scolded by the wardrobe department over his sweet tooth, Felton went on to reveal he had a great time playing his evil character during the movies.
Felton explained: “I was terrified on Alan Rickman, who played Snape. He kind of stayed in character a little bit. He has that incredible deep voice the terrifies kids.
“I wouldn’t say he was method, but he definitely didn’t turn into a bubbly, light-hearted soul. He was pretty dark.
“It took me about six years to get past saying ‘Morning Alan.’ He’s actually one of the nicest guys out there and incredibly funny, he has an immense sense of dry wit.”
Since its debut in 2001, the film franchise alone has earned more than $7.7 billion worldwide.
The spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts, has collectively made over $1 billion at the box office.
A third film in the series is due out in 2022 titled Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Since the movie started filming Johnny Depp was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore hits cinemas on April 8, 2022.
The Harry Potter films are available to watch on NOW.
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