By Remy Zerber
The Harry Potter Reunion Special premiered on HBO Max on New Year’s Day, and it is a very fun experience for Potterheads to see their favorite actors reunite on the set of their favorite film series. It was especially fun and very nostalgic for fans to see the Golden Trio (Daniel, Rupert, and Emma AKA Harry, Ron, and Hermione) back together in the Gryffindor common room. They all look very different now; Emma has a pixie haircut and Dan and Rupert both have beards. Rupert also has a baby now with his girlfriend.
Another moment that fans loved in the reunion was the hug between Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). It was so cute when they hugged! For years fans have shipped them together romantically but they have always said they are just close friends. The shipping started because Emma admitted she had a crush on Tom when she was 11. However, it ended because he said she was like a little sister to him. Now they are close friends and he has said he is very protective of her. In the reunion, they said they love each other as close friends.
An aspect that fans loved was the friendship between Helena Bonham Carter and the rest of the cast, specifically the Daniel Radcliffe and Helena Bonham Carter moments. The reunion showed a moment where they both ran up to each other and hugged on the set of Gringotts. Then she challenged him to a race down the stairs to the Lestrange vault while she shouted “We’re snogging down here!” It was hilarious! She also made Dan read a letter that he wrote her on set. It said “Dear HBC, it was a pleasure being your co-star and coaster in the sense that I always ended up holding your coffee. I do love you, and I just wish I’d been born ten years earlier. I might’ve been in with a chance. Lots of love, and thanks for being cool.” He laughed and blushed at the note when he read it.
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