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  • You're a wizard, Harry.

  • Look, you guys have been asking us to do this since forever.

  • And withFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themcoming out this weekend,

  • we're finally giving you guys a good dose of HPV

  • which of course, stands for Harry Potter videos.

  • Let's get this going.

  • Here are seven things you didn't know about the Harry Potter.

  • (Music) Prob.

  • Let's start off in Harry's dorm room at Gryffindor.

  • Over the course of the films, the props and set dressing evolved to reflect

  • the characters and their interests as they got older.

  • But, one thing that never evolved, was the size of their beds.

  • Unfortunately, unlike Hermione's magical purse, the beds were not enchanted to be

  • way bigger inside than they looked on the outside.

  • - Brilliant. - So as the actors grew over the course of

  • the ten years it took to make the films, they eventually had to scrunch up into

  • the fetal position just to fit inside of the beds and not have their limbs hanging

  • off besides, it's really more of a minor inconvenience than anything, but

  • it does seem kind of weird that no one on the production team thought of the fact

  • that the cast would, you know, grow up over the course of the following decade.

  • Just saying.

  • (Music)

  • The first Harry Potter film will celebrate it's 15th anniversary for it's US release this Wednesday

  • and that's...boom,

  • opening up thing number two with a bonus thing you didn't know already.

  • And since it was so many year ago that Harry Potter one was in preproduction, you

  • may not have known that Steven Spielberg was at task to direct it for a time.

  • Chris Columbus wound up getting the gig because Spielberg had creative differences

  • with J.K. Rowling and it's possible that one of those differences was

  • who Spielberg wanted to cast as Harry Potter.

  • He wanted Haley Joel Osment.

  • I see dead people.

  • Around 300 kids wound up testing for the part,

  • including Jonathan Lipnicki, as well as Tom Felton, who also auditioned for Ron.

  • Red hair, and a hand-me-down robe?

  • You must be a Weasley.

  • But at this point, it's almost impossible to imagine anyone other

  • than Daniel Radcliffe playing Harry, even if his eyes were the wrong color.

  • Now ladies and gentlemen, there's a little thing called segway.

  • The reason they couldn't make Radcliff's blue eyes green like they were

  • in the book was because he had a bad reaction to the colored contact lenses.

  • And it would have been more trouble than it was worth to change his eye color in post.

  • Although they had to do exactly that for this possession scene in 'The Order of The Phoenix'

  • changing his eyes digitally because,

  • like we just covered, Radcliffe couldn't wear contacts.

  • Ultimately even J.K. Rowling decided that it wasn't so important that Harry's eyes be green,

  • but it was critical that his eyes resemble his mothers

  • which they were able to accomplish through casting.

  • Maybe that's why she declined playing Lily Potter herself

  • because she was offered the role for the scene.

  • And that's boom another bonus thing you didn't know.

  • Moving on.

  • Harry Potter is dead!

  • (Laugh) Here's a thing about some girls

  • fashioned show business nepotism.

  • We all know that Ralph Fiennes played Lord Voldemort.

  • But you probably didn't know that the actor that played young Voldemort,

  • as in the 11 year old Tom Riddle, is actually a blood relative of his.

  • That's Hero Fiennes-Tiffin,

  • Ralph Fiennes' nephew playing Tom Riddle in The Half-Blood Prince.

  • And while we're on blood relatives,

  • let's talk about how Bill Weasley is actually Mad-Eye Moody's son.

  • Domhnall Gleeson, who played Bill Weasley, is the real life son of Brendan Gleeson,

  • who played Mad-Eye Moody.

  • Hooray for yet another bonus thing and hooray for preferential treatment.

  • Yes, it's all very touching.

  • Let's go!

  • But we're not really bitter because Domhnall Gleeson is actually

  • super talented.

  • Next thing.

  • That's not just a broomstick Harry,

  • that's a Nimbus 2000.

  • It's pretty clear that the props team had to revamp the classic broom to make it

  • Quidditch ready.

  • But you probably don't know just how hard core they had to get with it.

  • They had to design the brooms knowing that they would be mounted onto

  • motion control bases and used in all sorts of special effects on a green screen.

  • They also knew the brooms had to be strong enough to hold the weight of a full grown

  • human person by the later films while also being thin.

  • So the brooms were made of an aircraft-grade titanium

  • which doesn't sound super magical but it does sound pretty badass.

  • We watched Harry, Hermione, and Ron grow up over the course of eight movies.

  • In fact, looking back now at how young they are in the first few movies is actually kind of weird.

  • Shut up, Harry.

  • Anyway, unlike most of the Hogwarts students,

  • there's one character we meet in Chamber of Secrets

  • who's nowhere near the age of the actress who played her.

  • Shirley Henderson, better known as Moaning Myrtle was a whopping 22 years older than her character.

  • She was 36 at the time of filming playing the ghost of a 14 year old girl.

  • I wouldn't expect you to mourn me.

  • Incidentally, you may also be surprised to find out that Moaning Myrtle is

  • inspired by that girl who's crying in the bathroom at every party.

  • Seriously, J.K. Rowling" admitted that the recurring experience of finding a girl

  • crying in the bathroom at clubs and parties

  • when she was younger was what inspired her to create "Moaning Myrtle".

  • And since it's probably not a thing that happens in guy's bathrooms,

  • she liked the idea of putting "Harry" and "Ron" in that situation.

  • And we just put you in the situation of another bonus thing you didn't know.

  • Was like 30 (Bleep) things in this episode.

  • Making eight movies over 10 years takes a lot of well, everything.

  • So, let's on a staggering statistic about the most iconic image from 'Harry Potter',

  • the lightning bolt scar.

  • By the time all of the films were in the can,

  • the scar had been applied 2,000 times to Daniel Radcliffe.

  • And that doesn't even include the additional thousands of times

  • they had to add the scar to his stunt doubles and the like.

  • They drew the scar on for the first two movies, but after that they created

  • a version they could basically just glue onto his face, which was a lot simpler.

  • Oculus Reparo.

  • (Sound) If that weren't enough,

  • they also went through 160 pairs of Harry Potter glasses by the end of filming.

  • Not because Daniel Radcliffe kept breaking them, but

  • because shady guys in the prop department kept stealing them to sell on eBay.

  • Okay, that last part might not be true but that's way I would have done

  • which is probably why I've been fired from so many movie sets.

  • And those were our seven Harry Potter things along with a crap-ton

  • of bonus things for today.

  • But hit the thumbs up if you wanna see more HPV,

  • because we can totally hook that up for you guys.

  • And in the meantime, the final installment in our What's the Difference?

  • Harry Potter series goes up tomorrow,

  • so you can finally get off of our backs about that, too.

  • Let us know if you're excited to check out Fantastic Beasts later this week, or

  • if you're a purist and only have love for the original Harry Potter movies.

  • Thanks for watching and

  • be sure to subscribe for more truish things about movies and

  • sometimes Mad-Eye Moody's bastard son right here on things you didn't know.

You're a wizard, Harry.

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