Harry Potter: 15 Interesting Facts (Part 2)

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We brought you part one of this list of interesting facts about Harry Potter, the celebrated hero of kids everywhere. Now we are back with part two of this article.

Number Eight: High-Tech Brooms

The brooms used in the filming of this movie were not regular brooms. They were specially designed with aircraft-grade titanium.

Number Seven: Peeves was Originally in Harry Potter and the┬áSorcerer’s Stone, and Got Removed

A comedian from the UK, Rik Mayall, was selected to play the prankster Peeves in the first Harry Potter film. He was later cut out when the director decided he didn’t like the scenes, but thankfully he received payment for his acting.

Number Six: The Moaning Myrtle Actress Was Actually 36

She was meant to be playing a 14-year-old girl, but for some reason, they selected a 36-year-old actress for the part. Oh well, fooled me!

Number Five: Rowling Told Alan Rickman Some Secrets

She told the actor who played Snape a lot of information that the rest of us had to wait to read the book to find out. He knew that Snape had been in love with Lily and that that was why he hated James.

Number Four: Helena Bonham Carter Still Has Her Bellatrix Teeth

This is because she loves them. In an interview, the actress claims that she has them in her bathroom and brings them out every once in a while when she’s feeling nostalgic.

Number Three: Dumbledore Was Gay

In 2007, a fan asked J.K. Rowling if Dumbledore had ever been in love. She responded that she had always thought of him as gay and that he had in fact been in love with Grindelwald.

Number Two: Stephen King Approves of Umbridge

The acclaimed author is a big Harry Potter fan. He thinks that Dolores Umbridge is the best villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter.

Number One: Hermoine And Harry Were Almost a Couple

The author admits that she thought at times that Harry and Hermoine would have been a better fit than Hermoine and Ron. Something must have changed her mind! We hope you enjoyed part two of our list of interesting Harry Potter facts.

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