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VidCon: Bertie Gilbert on his memorable Harry Potter appearance

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Long before Bertie Gilbert became known for making films on his YouTube channel, he made his big screen debut at Platform 9 and 3/4.

At this year’s VidCon, Gilbert stopped by People and EW’s Instant interview stage to talk about his work and answer a few fan questions. That included reflecting on his role as Draco Malfoy’s son Scorpius in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, appearing on screen for just a few seconds in the story’s epilogue.   

“You only see the back of my head in the film, and it’s only for a few seconds,” Gilbert told the audience. “But I have to stress, they filmed my face for five days. I gave Daniel Radcliffe a dirty look. I gave him some stank eye. It obviously wasn’t good enough, so they cut it.”

Gilbert’s face may not be visible in the final cut, but he did get to spend plenty of time with Radcliffe, Tom Felton, and Emma Watson off screen. For more from Gilbert — including the time Radcliffe smacked the back of his head — watch the clip above.