I guess I should accept that the Harry Potter movies really are coming to an end and that this isn’t a massive fabrication. I just watched a featurette of the last days on the Harry Potter set as the cast says their goodbyes (“We always knew we were coming back and this time we knew we weren’t”). This is the most emotional I have ever gotten during a behind-the-scenes video of a film set.
Are you crying yet? If not, there’s more.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere took over Trafalgar Square in London today. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, director David Yates, and J.K. Rowling took to the red carpet to thank fans for their dedication to the series over the years.
The event was a lovely send off for the movies. There were speeches. There were a lot of tears. Emma Watson wore a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown. Rowling, overcome by emotion, may have even hinted at more Harry Potter to come.
Rowling ended the premiere with this note: “The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
And cue more tears. Dammit, JK.
The end begins next Friday and it will be completely weird for me once I finally get around to seeing the last movie. I better bring some tissues with me to the movies when I do; I’m gonna be bawling like a baby. Who else is excited for the Harry Potter mania that is about the occur? Anyone suddenly nostalgic for all things Hogwarts? Sound off below.