Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has just been released, but the cast of HP7 have closed the door on their Harry Potter days when filming wrapped over one year ago.
It was one decade ago when we welcomed the young stars-Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint-into our living rooms and began this journey that would last eight movies. Having grown up right before our eyes, the cast admits it will be hard to move on.I keep thinking next year we'll be back, but we really won't. It really is the end, Grint said. I have felt a little bit lost without it, if I'm honest. It's not something you can forget about really. It's been my childhood and it's going to take a while for me to accept.
The 23 year old is not the only one to admit he will miss filming. In an interview with Larry King, Radcliffe opened up about his difficulty of moving on. The 21-year-old actor had only some experience on the big screen when he was casted as Harry. I've had such an amazing time on Potter. It's been such an extraordinary experience to work with, essentially, the same group of people for 10 years. You develop such close bonds with so many people, Radcliffe said. I cried, cried, cried, cried, cried - it was really emotional and overwhelming, Watson declared.
Of course, watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is definitely a tear jerker--especially as you watch the final credits roll... But! It is comforting to know that our favorite wizard cast has grown into lovely actors and actresses over the years. Here is a look at 10 years of magic, friendship, and childhood memories.