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Chris Colfer Reflects On Standing In Lines For The Harry Potter Books

Chris Colfer Reflects On Standing In Lines For The Harry Potter Books

We’re all Harry Potter fans around here, and that means you have something in common with Chris Colfer, because he is a huge Potterhead.

The “Land of Stories” author recently dished about his days of standing in long lines and dressing up when each of the books were released in a CBC podcast.

“Those were some of the best memories of my childhood,” Chris says. “Looking back [though], I can’t believe that my mom would just drop me off in the middle of the night to wait in line with strangers. That’s crazy now that I think about it, but she knew I was among friends.”

Chris remembers standing in those lines with all his friends…sort of.

“I was with…I hate to say town regrets, but you know, nerds…we were all there together and there for one thing. We dressed up, we talked about that world and would pretend we were part of that world. It was a magical feeling.”

Chris says that the entire franchise and author J.K. Rowling were huge inspirations to him, too.

“A lot of authors who are in this position where they’re able to talk about works that inspire them, they whip out like Tolstoy and maybe some more impressive titles, but it ["Harry Potter"] was [mine]. It captured my attention in a way that had never been captured when I was a kid and the reason I learned how to read.”

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Troian Bellisario Thinks She Would Be a Ravenclaw at Hogwarts

Troian Bellisario Thinks She Would Be a Ravenclaw at Hogwarts

Former Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario is making headlines for writing, producing, and starring in her powerful new film Feed, in which she works alongside Harry Potter star Tom Felton.

In a new interview, she revealed that her husband, Patrick J. Adams, likes to tease her about the Harry Potter connection.

“My husband tries to joke with me because he knows nothing about Harry Potter,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “He’s like, ‘You’re a Hufflepuff!’ and I’m like, ‘Stop! You can’t say that! You don’t even know!’”

She identifies as a Ravenclaw, and rightly so — writing and producing a film definitely takes “wit beyond measure,” a core value of the Ravenclaw House.

Read about how Patrick struggled with Troian taking on the personal project here.

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Brand New 'Harry Potter' Books Are Coming in the Fall

Brand New 'Harry Potter' Books Are Coming in the Fall

Two new Harry Potter books are set to be released in October and we can hardly contain our excitement!

Not much information has been released but here is what we know.

British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed the two books will be titled “Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition” and “Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic.” The former will take the reader through the subjects that the wizarding students learn at Hogwarts and the latter will take on subjects like alchemy, unicorns and ancient witchcraft.

The exhibition is set up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series, and will run until February of 2018, the AP reports. No official release dates have been announced just yet.

J.K. Rowling Reveals How Wizards Went No. 2 Before Plumbing

J.K. Rowling Reveals How Wizards Went No. 2 Before Plumbing

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and people are celebrating appropriately – mastermind J.K. Rowling included, who tweeted about the milestone.

The author of the seven-book series also disclosed on Pottermore earlier this year that when wizards poop, they used to use magic to get rid of the evidence.

OMG! We 1,000 percent did not need to know this.

“Hogwarts’ plumbing became more elaborate in the eighteenth century (this was a rare instance of wizards copying Muggles, because hitherto they simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence),” she wrote on the website.

The more you know. Now where is Professor Lockhart? We need a memory charm to get this visual out of our heads.

Julianne Hough Appeared in the First 'Harry Potter' Movie!

Julianne Hough Appeared in the First 'Harry Potter' Movie!

Did you know that Julianne Hough was in the first Harry Potter movie?!

In honor of the first Harry Potter book coming out 20 years ago, the 28-year-old entertainer shared a few pics of herself as an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

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“Happy 20th Anniversary Harry Potter! Remember that one time when I was 11 and a Gryffindor? Oh and apparently liked flirting with the Weasley twins? #ivealwayslovedredheads #gryffindor #harrypotter #firstfilm,” Julianne captioned the below post.

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These 'Harry Potter' Then & Now Photos Will Blow Your Mind

These 'Harry Potter' Then & Now Photos Will Blow Your Mind

Harry Potter's Oliver Phelps Had His 'Pinch Me' Moment During the First Table Read

Harry Potter's Oliver Phelps Had His 'Pinch Me' Moment During the First Table Read

Sometimes, you just know when magic is going to happen — which we figure that happened a lot on the set of Harry Potter.

Oliver Phelps, aka George Weasley, definitely had that moment — at at the first table read, no less!

In a recent interview, he opens up about all his “pinch me” moments he experienced and a few things the fans don’t know.

“I remember instantly, the first time we did the read-through. For me, that was one of the funniest bits to sit there and think, ‘Wow, we’re actually doing this.’ That was cool,” he shared.

Oliver adds, “In terms of stuff you don’t realize, there’s just lots of stuff. Playing football in the Great Hall, which I’m sure Warner Bros. wouldn’t like me talking about. Playing cricket on Privet Drive and things like that.”

Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter!

J.K. Rowling Marks Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary With Special Message to Fans

J.K. Rowling Marks Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary With Special Message to Fans

On this day in 1997, Bloomsbury published J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the U.K, and readers everywhere learned about The Boy Who Lived.

The author took to social media to ring in the 20th anniversary with a heartfelt note to fans.

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“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” she tweeted. “It’s been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20.”

Bloomsbury is set to release four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in honor of the anniversary.

“She had a vision,” Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the films, added. “Congratulations @jk_rowling #HarryPotter20.”

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