After eight movies-worth of magic spells, fiendish plots, diabolic nastiness and big ol’ butterbeer binges, Harry Potter is finally drawing to a close. It’s a moment to bring a touch of sadness to even the stoniest heart. The film’s three stars, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, mere whippersnappers when they began on The Philosopher’s Stone, are all growed up now and ready to move on to new challenges. Before they did just that, Empire was lucky enough to sit down with the three of them and ask them some questions tricky enough for Peter Pettigrew himself.
Name a spell and explain what it does.
Daniel Radcliffe: ‘Alohomora’ unlocks doors. That’s a vintage spell from the first film. After the fourth film, we barely used any spells except for ‘Expelliarmus’ and ‘Stupefy’. That’s pretty much it! For a good few films those are the only ones that the kids seemed to know. They always beat everyone, which was one of those mysteries for me.
Emma Watson: ‘Wingardium leviosa’ makes objects float or levitate.
Rupert Grint: Yeah, there’s ‘wingardium leviosa’. That’s always been a favourite. It levitates.
Have you ever had tea with JK Rowling?
Radcliffe: Umm, yes! I’m sure I have. I don’t know if it was tea but I certainly had dinner with her. I’m sure I’ve had Diet Coke with her in this room. So yes, I’ve had what qualifies as tea with JK.
Watson: I haven’t had tea with JK. I’ve had orange juice with JK. We had a nice chat in my dressing room and we went through a period where we were emailing, which was nice.…