Hugh Mitchell, the actor who played Colin Creevey in the “Harry Potter” series, revisited his time at Hogwarts and shared some details about his experience on the set.
Mitchell told Entertainment Weekly that he already knew of his character’s tragic ending even before they filmed the scenes because people were already extending their condolences right after the book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” came out.
“When the final book came out, I wasn’t the first to read it, and people were going up to me going, ‘Oh, I heard about what happened. Are you okay?’” he recalled.
Mitchell acknowledged that Colin can be annoying at times, but he does not believe he deserved his death.
“There’s a sort of prevailing opinion that I think J.K. Rowling got a bit trigger-happy toward the end — she got a little bit like, ‘Oh, screw it, kill him as well,’” Mitchell laughingly said. “I think there’s a certain poignancy to Colin’s death just because he was that picture of innocence and also bravery — the whole thing of sneaking back into the castle. So yeah, a lot of people were pretty cut up actually about Colin’s death.”
Rowling has neatly wrapped up the “Harry Potter” series, but she is going to revisit the wizarding world again come November with the new movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Just recently, Rowling thrilled a lot of Potterheads when she said that there will be more movies after “Fantastic Beasts.”
“We always knew it was going to be more than one movie,” said Rowling, according to Slate. “We’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.”
As for producer David Heyman, he promised that the film will still evoke the same level of awe and wonder as the first eight “Harry Potter” films. “The ‘Potter’ films and this film all emanate from a place of character. Newt is an outsider, a bit like all of [J.K.’s] characters,” he told The New York Times.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which is directed by David Yates, will be released on Nov. 18.