James and Oliver Phelps on Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter
Harry Potter fans aren’t the only ones who have been looking forward to Universal Orlando Resort’s Celebration of Harry Potter. As James and Oliver Phelps told People, they enjoy opportunities to hang out with fellow HP alumni and fans alike.
James describes meeting up with fellow cast members in glowing terms:
It’s like having friends from college who[m] you don’t see all the time, but when you do it is like you’ve never been apart.
Oliver claims that some friendships can be surprising to some fans.
I guess the normal shock for people is seeing us tee it up with Malfoy himself, Tom Felton. Whenever we are in the same city we’ll meet up either for a beer or on the golf course.
One of the Phelps brothers’ favorite parts of A Celebration of Harry Potter is interacting with fans. “I think I enjoy hearing them tell their stories rather than me telling my own,” James admits. Oliver adds, “Seeing all the fans enjoying the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is always a brilliant sight. The energy is fantastic.”
He also gets a kick out of seeing fans dressed as his character at events:
It always makes me laugh when I see it. Normally, they have George with a head bandage. I once had someone apologize because they did it but with a Hogwarts school uniform on and bandage. They were sorry it wasn’t too accurate. That’s how much people get into it.
With all of the exciting announcements and new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald footage revealed at A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018, the energy must be fantastic indeed!