Since 1997, Harry Potter has been around and the world of wizards is only getting bigger by the year.
But there are certain aspects that might not be known to even the biggest fans. Here are ten things about Harry Potter that you didn’t know about.
A BIRTHDAY ROWLING AND HARRY POTTER SHARE
On July 31st, both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter blew out their candles. This year, Rowling turned 55!
CONTACT SPORT WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLAYED BY THE ACTORS
Golf was one of the only sports we were permitted to do in our contract because it was reasonably fairly safe,” said Oliver Phelps, who played George Weasley.” We were unable to do any contact sports.
DEMENTORS WERE BASED ON ROWLING’S DEPRESSION STRUGGLE
Rowling’s mother, who had multiple sclerosis, died at the age of 45, and Rowling was depressed after that. In order to describe the Harry Potter dementors, she will use the experience. Rowling said, “Sadness is known to me.” Sadness is weeping and feeling. But it’s the cold absence of emotion, that feeling really hollowed out. That’s exactly what the Dementors are.
MOANING MYRTLE WAS A LOT OLDER THAN THE REAL-LIFE STUDENT
Maybe you think the actor who played Moaning Myrtle was around the same age as her character, but you’re wrong!
When she played Weeping Myrtle, a bathroom-hunting ghost of a 14-year-old student who was murdered in the Chamber of Secrets by a basilisk stare, Shirley Henderson was 36.
PROFESSOR SNAPE IS BASED ON J.K. ROWLING’S OLD CHEMISTRY TEACHER ON LARGE PART ON J.K. ROWLING’S OLD CHEMISTRY TEACHER
Snape was reportedly based, at least in part, on John Nettleship, who taught chemistry to Rowling and employed her mother at Wyedean School near Chepstow as an assistant.” Severus Road” and his surname is obtained from the name of a village in England.
GINNY WEASLEY BECAME A PROFESSIONAL QUIDDITCH PLAYER AFTER HOGWARTS AND LATER JOINED THE DAILY PROPHET’S SPORTS EDITORIAL STAFF.
J.K. Rowling posted details about how Ginny Weasley wanted to pursue her passion full-time and on the website she created to become a professional Quidditch player who would continuously add to the Harry Potter franchise’s lore.
She wanted to report on her favorite sport after Ginny retired from Professional Quidditch. She felt that The Daily Prophet would be the perfect place to express her thoughts when it came to broadcasting her thoughts on the sport she loved.
THE YOUNG SUPPORTING ARTISTS WHO PLAYED HOGWARTS STUDENTS WERE RECORDED FOR WHILE FILMING TO DO THEIR REAL HOMEWORK
This was for realism to be given. Wonder how their teachers responded on prop parchment when they handed in their homework!
RUSSIAN LAWYERS THREATENED A LAWSUIT AGAINST WARNER BROSS MONTHS AFTER THE FILM’S RELEASE
This was for Dobby to base himself on the image of President Vladimir Putin of Russia. The ears of Dobby were based on those of a dog named Max, who would sit under the desks of Dobby’s designer.
ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS TURNED DOWN TO PLAY HAGRID’S PART
In the first Harry Potter movie, Robin Williams expressed an interest in playing Hagrid, which he declined because of a surprising law. For the principal roles, the film had a rather strict ‘British only’ law.
CAN’T MUGGLES MAKE POTIONS
Without wands, you cannot make potions. On Pottermore, Rowling wrote, “Just adding dead flies and asphodel to a pot hanging over a fire will give you nothing but nasty-tasting, not to mention poisonous soup.”