Social Media Roundup: Halloween Celebrations and Remembering Sean Connery

Welcome back, all you wonderful Muggles, witches, and wizards! It is time to catch up with some of the stars of the Wizarding World in this latest edition of MuggleNet’s Social Media Roundup. During the past two weeks, there has been adorable puppy and cat content, Halloween celebrations, new family members, reminders to go out and vote in the upcoming US presidential election, and more.

Unfortunately, it was not all pleasant news. On October 31, it was announced that actor and producer Sir Thomas Sean Connery had passed away at 90 years old. Sean Connery was best known for his roles in James Bond, The Hunt for Red October, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, to name a few. Some Wizarding World stars posted their condolences and memories, including John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Ron Perlman (Gnarlak), and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley).

 

 

 

 

 

October 31 was also Halloween. James Phelps (Fred Weasley) posted a picture of himself picking out a pumpkin. And yes, the image is correct. The long hair has been cut.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This’ll do for tomorrow. Pumpkin ready! Yes the rumours are true, the long hair has gone…for now. #autumnvibes🍁 #pumkinseason #coldneck #happyhalloween🎃

A post shared by James Phelps (@jamesphelps_pictures) on

 

Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) looked fang-tastic in a Halloween throwback she posted from a previous year of her in costume when we could go out and celebrate the spooktacular holiday.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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back when halloween was a thing.

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Celebrating her final day of quarantining after arriving home from walking to raise awareness and raise funds for the Orchid Project was Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks). What better way to mark the occasion than with pumpkin carving and martinis?

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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In celebration of my last day in quarantine, made the Addam’s family pumpkin and a dirty martini. TOMORROW FREEDOM!

A post shared by Natalia Tena (@nattenalady) on

 

Natalia Tena also spoke with author and activist Scott McGlynn for his podcast about Harry Potter, the Orchid Project, music, and more. Fans can watch the interview below.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Celebrity Skin Talk @nattenalady chatting all about • @orchidproject • Harry Potter • Game of Thrones • Music • Skin Quiz

A post shared by Scott McGlynn (@scottmcglynnofficial) on

 

Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) shared an intimate moment after the birth of her son. In the caption, she revealed that her experience was “extreme” and very different from the births of her first two children. Congratulations from everyone here at MuggleNet!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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❤️ Abraham “Bam” Benjamin ❤️ Our baby boy was born in the early hours yesterday morning just 40 mins after my waters were broken. Slightly extreme but so were his kicks throughout the pregnancy! This has been a very different experience to my first two births… much more humbling, terrifying and out of my control. We are currently in the neo natal unit but he’s a strong boy and it’s the safest place for him right now. The midwives (Magda & Daisy) and the doctors and neo natal nurses have been amazing (our first one to welcome us into the ward was named Rosaria and she was extremely comforting). Thank you for all the cosmic well wishes. 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you to @alfiebrowncomedian for being so wonderful (again) and taking this picture in the seconds after he was born and just moments before he was wheeled away out of our arms… honestly one of the hardest moments of my life…. hopefully he will be with us soon and it will be even more perfect ❤️. And BIG LOVE AND RESPECT for all the mothers who’ve experienced the neonatal unit before us, along with us. 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 #NHS

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Oliver and James Phelps also celebrated reaching 105,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel. As of Halloween, the brothers were up to 127,000 subscribers. On the channel, they post video content from their podcast, Double Trouble.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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THANK YOU EVERYONE 😊 105K subscriber’s on @youtube #YouTube

A post shared by Oliver Phelps (@oliver_phelps) on

 

Keeping the good news going, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) posted a creative video that announced the launch of Season 3 of The ChickPeeps vegan podcast. Lynch, Robbie Jarvis (who played young James Potter in Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix), Tylor Starr, and Momoko Hill talked about their summers and newsworthy vegan stories during the first episode of this new season.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Season 3 of @chickpeepspod launches tomorrow! 🐥🎧 Back with my fabulously spangly co-hosts @oh_momoko @tylorstarr @robbjarvis for more fun, surprising and thought-provoking conversations about veganism! 🌻🌱⁣ ⁣ It’s my favourite way to explore the lifestyle and to help educate others who don’t know where to start with making more ethical choices or who feel alone on their vegan journey – we got you!! We have many exciting episodes planned, dropping every Wednesday from tomorrow! Subscribe to us for free on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher or Spotify to be notified when a new episode is released! Link in bio. ⁣ ⁣ P.S. BIG thanks to the amazingly loyal and supportive listeners of the show on Patreon who supported us via the Bookclub all throughout the break, and enable us to keep improving and growing each season. We could not do this without you and are so grateful for your love for the pod and your faith in us 💚🤍💛⁣ #ChickPeepsPodcast ⁣ #TheChickPeeps #VeganPodcast #attractivism #veganlife #ChickPeepsPod

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Evanna also posted yet another photo of her adorable cat, Puff. This time, Puff was claiming a newly bought tablecloth as her own. 

 

 

Also taking possession of something that belonged to their owners was Willow, Tom Felton’s (Draco Malfoy) dog. In the video, you can see her playing with/destroying a Gryffindor face mask. Willow is truly a Slytherin dog at heart.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dogs – Loyal – 10 points to 🐍

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Guess who also took part in Tom Felton’s TikTok #PottahChallenge? – Draco’s father himself, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy). While you’re here, don’t forget to take a look at MuggleNet’s submission.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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My father heard about this @therealjasonisaacs #wherespottah? #pottahchallenge

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The US presidential election is getting closer. Wizarding World stars Zoë Kravitz and Ron Perlman posted videos on why it is crucial for fans to exercise their right to vote.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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again so inspired by my mama and her expressions of love. The words of John Lewis remind us of who we are… Your heart knows what to do. Go and #VoteWithLove @withlovevote

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Repost from @lincolnproject.us • Vote for change. Vote for our sons. Vote for Joe.

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Katie Leung (Cho Chang) shared a GIF to help steady breathing when feeling anxious, with a design that spreads in and out in a calming rhythm. In these uncertain times, this is something that we can all use.

 

 

That concludes this edition of the Social Media Roundup! Check back in two weeks to see what some of your favorite Wizarding World stars have been up to.

 

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