Harry Potter actors reveal the questions they still have for J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling reveals pretty much everything about Harry Potter on Twitter these days, often answering questions you didn’t even know you had. Was Bellatrix gluten-free? Did Padma Patil like clowns? Was Fluffy neutered? Important questions like these have peppered the canon with morsels of knowledge we didn’t quite know we needed.
But there are questions worth answering, and during the April 5 grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, EW decided to seek opinions on the HP Twitter canon from the most important group: the film’s actors, who shared whether any questions have lingered in their minds since wrapping up their time in the Potter franchise five years ago.
Ms. Rowling — please advise.
FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY
OLIVER PHELPS (George): I mean, we kind of know what happens to Fred, don’t we?
JAMES PHELPS (Fred): Why me!?
OLIVER: I think with George, it would probably be what does he do with the company. Like, does he expand it? Or does he just keep it as homage to his brother? Or does he go, we’re going to open it up elsewhere?
JAMES: Did he franchise it?
EVANNA LYNCH: I think the big blank is her mom. I’ve always wondered what she’s like. We’ve just been told her name is Pandora and that she died doing an experiment, and I just wonder, I really am curious what was her relationship with Luna? Because obviously she’s so close to her dad, and I find that there’s always one parent that you have more in common with or that you confide in more, and I wonder … was that her mom? Or just what kind of person she was.
TOM FELTON: There’s a beautiful understanding between him and I, I think. I miss him. I miss him a lot. But Jo has such a wonderful way of making these characters so rich and full anyway. I suppose all the things that I don’t know are assumed. But I also know that Jo is an endless wealth of knowledge so if I ever have anything that was puzzling me, I know she’d be more than happy for me to ask her. You’ve got me picking my brains now. I’ll have to message her tomorrow.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Same.