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Here's What The "Harry Potter" Stars Have Got To Say About Their Most Obsessive Fans

“If you’re going to be obsessed with something, being obsessed with books or films is pretty good. Some people are obsessed with heroin."

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Harry Potter star Tom Felton has interviewed his most obsessive fans, including Tina, who has stood outside nearly every event he's attended in seven years.

It was part of a BBC documentary into obsessive superfans, and why they go to such extreme measures to prove how much of a fan they are.

Who else counts as a "superfan"? In this show we meet a man who has a tattoo of J.K. Rowling's signature, and a woman who proposed to Tom.

However what is most interesting about the show are the interviews with the cast and author of Harry Potter, who express how it feels to have been the obsession of so many people for a great deal of their lives.

The interviewees include J.K. Rowling, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Daniel Radcliffe is surprised to hear Grint's story.

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He tells Tom: "Don't include this interview. Don't say to people that if you ask Rupert for an autograph he'll come round your fucking house."

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In the show we meet a woman who says that reading Harry Potter helped her overcome her depression.

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"You get to escape into the world with them and not think about your problems."

She then praises the value of books.

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She adds, "Whenever someone tells me that it helped them or that you got something through something, it is the most gratifying thing ever, isn’t it?”

Radcliffe manages to sum up superfans very well.

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"It’s something in your life that other people find weird and wrong and you don’t get, but it gives you meaning,” he adds.

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