Sometimes, fans of Harry Potter have the very rare chance of coming face to face with the people behind the books or films. This past weekend, MuggleNet participated in several events that occurred during Warner Bros.' Harry Potter Home Entertainment Celebration, including a red carpet procession which culminated in a frog choir performance (orchestrated by actor Warwick Davis) and fireworks. On the red carpet, I spoke with 14 members of the cast and crew, using questions that MuggleNet readers submitted to us earlier in the week. Some of the reactions we received from the stars were very entertaining, and the answers insightful. Below are links to the idividual interviews we conducted, in order:
These videos were expertly produced by Zack Luye (Twitter, Web Site). I want to thank him, and all of the readers who submitted questions to us for use at this event. The event (held in Orlando, FL) commemorated the final film arriving on home video, but we suspect there will be other celebrations (anniversaries, for example) yet to come.
Rita looked as though she would have liked nothing better than to seize the paper umbrella sticking out of Hermione's drink and thrust it up her nose.
Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25, Page 569
Quidditch started in the 11th century at a place called Queerditch Marsh, which is not marked on muggle maps because wizards have made the place unplottable. Originally it was quite a crude game played on broomsticks with just the quaffle.