Ever since the last Harry Potter movie graced our screens we’ve been itching for more magical things (Fantastic Beasts we eagerly await your arrival!), and Entertainment Weekly just let us know that director Chris Columbus shared some insider production stories from the set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the EW Harry Potter podcast.
One of the first things Columbus shares is about the poltergeist Peeves, and how they had trouble translating him into a CGI character. He was ultimately cut from the film, but Columbus tells us that the “footage exists,” and “there’s the potential that someday we could put it back together if people really were that interested.” Ummmmm YES please!
He also gets into how difficult and dangerous it was to light the Great Hall with hanging candles.
Columbus also shares a regret about Hagrid’s height, and the challenge of making him appear taller and heavier:
Oh, and the cast and crew would play baseball and basketball in their downtimes, which is just incredibly cute.
OMG IT’S JUST TOO MUCH!
Thank you EW for bringing us this insider info! Our inner child/Harry Potter geek is loving it. And now we’ll just have to have an HP marathon to tide us over until Fantastic Beasts comes out.
FYI you can literally go into iTunes and subscribe to EW’s Binge. The whole first season is about Harry Potter!