There are a lot of Harry Potter fans out there. I know there are. I like old Harry, but I never quite caught the bug. The Mousehouse's #1 fan isn't one of our pups, it's actually Countrymouse. He's read all the books (several times) and of course, has seen all the movies, both in theaters and at home (because you know we own them all thus far). I haven't read ANY of the books, except the last half chapter of the last book, because I wanted to know how the story ended. I think this one single act perhaps shocked Countrymouse more than anything else I've ever done. (It's been a few years now and I still don't think he's gotten over it.) It's a strange thought to think Hogwarts and the gang have been part of pop culture for well over 10 years now. My littlest pups were just 2 when the first book was published. Harry Potter has grown up with them.
Today marks 95 days until Part 1 of the final Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released. (No, I am not that nerdy. Yes, I looked it up.) By this time next year, we will have all seen the last half chapter of the last book on the big screen. I think I'm going to miss Harry and his friends.
We've come to "know" Harry, Hermione and Ron. You often hear a common problem child actors have is breaking away from the roles that made them famous. At this point, I think I would have a hard time seeing Dan Radcliffe in something else and not think, "Oh there's Harry". Time will tell.
One way to separate yourself from your character is to reinvent your appearance. I've seen Radcliffe without glasses sporting a spiky hairstyle, but that only goes so far. I think the lovely Emma Watson has a much better chance of finding her street cred. This is how we first met Emma...
No wonder we all thought she was adorable.
Now meet the new and improved (and dare I say sexy) Emma Watson...
All I can say is WOW! (It's almost enough to make me want a pixie.) As for being stuck playing Hermione her whole life? Not a chance!
And because, yes, I am that nerdy, here's a teaser of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer - Watch more Movie Trailers