Filming for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" began in September 2000, and the final two-part "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" finished filming in 2010. For the young cast, it was like being in elementary school, junior high, and high school together, with Emma Watson going full Hermione as yearbook editor.
We're not too far away from the 10-year anniversary of the end of filming; at that point, Watson should check the list she had her co-stars make on set, to see if they really ended up where they expected.
Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood, was the latest Harry Potter cast member featured on Entertainment Weekly's Binge podcast; she talked about the 10-year predictions when discussing her experience making the films, and her awe for Emma Watson.
EW said Lynch was known to be the biggest Harry Potter fan on set, so they asked who would be considered the second biggest fan. Lynch said she had been surprised by the lack of fandom, in terms of the other actors, but she ultimately chose Watson as the runner-up Potter-phile. "She so appreciated it and she was a total book nerd," Lynch said. "She's someone who would really go away and think about her character on deep levels."EW asked Lynch if she and Watson got a lot of hangout time during filming. "For a while, I was in so much awe of Emma that I couldn't be her friend," Lynch admitted. "She was always so kind to me, in the same way that Hermione tries to be kind to Luna. ... Emma definitely went out on a limb to make me feel at home, and that was nice." She said it's hard for a megastar like Emma Watson to go anywhere like a normal person. "She's amazing to deal with what she does. You can't really walk around with Emma."
Lynch said Watson gathered the Potter family together at a little party at the end of filming. "She got people to write down memories and stuff, it was really cute. She predicted where we would all be, we all had to predict where we would all be in 10 years." EW noted that we're close to that 10-year mark, and Lynch said, "That's terrifying! I don't even want to think about that."
She didn't reveal where she predicted herself to be, or what the other stars said, but maybe that will come out during 10-year anniversary celebrations.
Listen to Lynch's full podcast for details on her new blog, and her theory that magic is real and J.K. Rowling is part of an elaborate ruse to trick us Muggles.
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