In a new interview with HitFix, actor Alan Rickman - who portrayed Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series - reveals more about what he knew, and did not know, from author J.K. Rowling during his character development process in the beginning of filming.
It has been rumored for so long that Rowling shared the ultimate character ending with Alan Rickman when he first accepted the role of the 'double agent' Snape, but Rickman says that was not what he was told:
"What I knew was he was a human being and not an automation and I knew there was some sense of protection for Harry or I worked that out. It was enough to know, I didn't know he was a double agent."
Curently, Alan Rickman is back on Broadway with the show 'SEMINAR' and enjoys being back in New York as well as being right up the street from Dan Radcliffe.
"It's been extraordinary to be just up the road from Daniel [Radcliffe] and go up and see him twice. Once at the beginning of his run and once when I came back to New York. Being on the stage in New York is always exciting because you feel like your part of the life of the city. People are aware of theater here and it's a terrific play. Its like people get touched in the laughter places and the pain places in an hones way so the audience response is tangible."
The Oscar campaign is in full swing for Alan Rickman and other cast and crew from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. We also would love to see Alan and Dan get some Tony award recognition for their Broadway performances.