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17 Fun Facts About The Harry Potter Movies

Did you know Robbie Coltrane, aka Hagrid, got a fruit bat stuck in his beard once?

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1. Rik Mayall (Drop Dead Fred) was originally cast as Peeves.

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Rik filmed his scenes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but they were later cut because "no one was happy with the design," according to the director.

2. When Alfonso Cuarón signed on to direct the third movie, he asked the trio to write a short essay on their characters.

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True to their roles, Emma Watson submitted a 16-page paper, Daniel submitted a one-page essay, and Rupert never turned his in.

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9. The candles used in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone were originally real candles suspended from wires, but they switched to digital after the candles fell from the ceiling.

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The candles burned the wires, causing them to fall. The directors therefore switched to prevent the cast from harm.

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16. Rupert Grint was reportedly cast to play Austin Ames in A Cinderella Story, but turned down the role to commit to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

17. And last but not least, the adorable Emma Watson used to mouth Harry and Ron's lines.

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