Harry Potter Reunion not only provided nostalgia for ‘Return to Hogwarts’ fans, it took them back to Hogwarts and what was behind the making of the mega-franchise. So when these actors met on set years later we had moments of smiles, tears and intense emotions. And, the three main actors – Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson – tell their stories. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger sitting in the Gryffindor Common Room pop up a new fan theory that will require you to visit Reunion on HBO Max again.
A few days after the special was released on a streaming platform on New Year’s Day, some eagle-eyed fans pointed out that Rupert did not personally attend a common room chat session with his co-stars. Because the actor was filming for the Netflix series Cabinet of Curiosities in Toronto, Canada, the rest of the cast reunited in London, they said.
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Fans also have their reasons to believe. They backed up this theory with a slate of the Toronto film crew in the closing credits. This means that Rupert filmed his part in Canada and then patched it up with Emma and Daniel in the master frame. Some say Emma flew to Toronto to film her two-shot portion with Rupert, where the actors shared an emotional hug.
According to some, Emma’s Nail Paint Spoiler played. In the long shot where the three gossip, Emma is black on her nails. But in her close-up when she hugs Rupert, it turns golden despite the same dress and hairstyle. It convinced many that Emma was shot separately with two male actors.
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Emma Watson, Talking about her appearance at UK Vogue Reunion, chose the moment of tears with Rupert Grint during the end of Reunion as the most special to her. “It was the most emotional moment for me. When Rupert says things, he really understands them. I was amazed at how weak and kind he decided to be in public. Similarly for Dan, it touched me how much he reflected over the years on how different he was to me as a girl, ”she says.
Although neither the producers nor the cast confirm Rupert’s presence, it is enough to see the three in the same frame and the offscreen friends in the same frame. Still part of pop-culture after 20 years.