Vlogger Zoella was almost in "Harry Potter" and we're trying to process this
Here’s something that’s not hidden amidst the Chamber of Secrets: our undying love for Harry Potter. Yet, despite the fact that we’ve loved this series since forever, we never actually imagined what it would be like to star in the movies. Luckily, we have vlogger Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella) to give us the inside scoop.
Cosmopolitan states that Zoe was an extra in Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone… she just wasn’t included in the final cut. However, IMDb did give her credit for the 2001 role, calling her “Girl in Potion Class.” (Though she was uncredited, that’s still a pretty magical title to have!)
“I was 10 when they first started filming for the first film, and my primary school is in the village they used. So they came & asked everyone in my year (which was probabaly about 7 children) if we wanted to be extras. & of course we said yes. I was in hufflepuff :),” Zoe wrote on her blog in 2009. “The first year, we were used in Snapes potion class scene. I am not seen in the film annoyingly, but its nice to know i was there.”
She also gave this behind-the-scenes tidbit: “We also got to mingle with the cast, we watched spider man with them. haha & Devon Murray (who plays seamus finnigan) asked me out..haha. i said no. I was 10 years old and boys scared me.” (She was prob better off, considering his character’s “proclivity for pyrotechnics.”)
As if this story couldn’t get any more envy-inducing, Zoella revealed, “I was also in the second film…again..you cannot see me. I went to london to be on the hogwarts express…which was so exciting.” (The Hogwarts Express?!)
Since not many people participate in such projects at the age of 10 years old, our muggle minds are being blown right now. We may have to grab a Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks as we try to process this.