Next Friday marks the U.S. opening date of the final installment of the Harry Potter films, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.” However, just a few hours ago in London’s Trafalgar Square, the cast gathered for the world premiere of the much-anticipated final film. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Ruper Grint (Ron Weasley) and dozens of other actors and actresses from the eight films gathered together for the last time to watch the series’ final installment.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the HP7 world premiere was that thousands of fans camped out for days waiting to get a glimpse of the stars and pay tribute to their favorite wizard. There were many tears as the cast thanked the fans and the woman behind it all, J.K. Rowling, even teased the crowd by starting her speech with “maybe I should just write another book.” Um, yes please!
We here at The Last Word are huge Harry Potter fans. Many of our staff members have taken the 130-question quiz that sorts you into one of the Hogwarts houses (I’m a Hufflepuff) and we even have our own Sorting Hat that watches over us as we work. Next Friday, we promise an appropriately epic goodbye to the Harry Potter films, complete with lightning bolt scars and Gryffindor hats. Who knows? Maybe we can convince Lawrence to hold a wand during the broadcast.