Ok, Pott-heads, grab some popcorn and cozy up on the couch. It's time for a Harry Potter weekend — complete with a sneak peek of the next magical flick.
As part of its "25 Days of Christmas," ABC Family will air the first four movies of the Harry Potter franchise Dec. 5-7. The world television premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will also feature ...
In the first two Harry Potter films, Hogwarts' reigning diva Hermione was all bark and no bite. But all that changes in installment No. 3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (opening Friday). You see, the wannabe witch gets to slug school bully Draco Malfoy — and it's a rather impressive jab at that! The fisticuffs mark a major turning point for Hermione, but you don't have to tell that to actress Emma Watson.
"I loved it," says the character's 14-year-old portrayer. "I loved every single second of it. Girl power!
"I would have done [the punching scene] for a whole week," she continues. "But we got it in a couple of takes. I was like, 'I want to do it again!' It was fantastic. It is a great moment. At the premiere, everybody cheered." (TV Guide Online was present at last month's world premiere in New York and can confirm that the crowd welcomed the wallop.)
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Actor Daniel Radcliffe — star of the Harry Potter films — has begun to surpass his boy-wizard character. Seems the 14-year-old is aging faster than the cinema adaptations of J.K. Rowling's novels can be made! While Harry's technically still prepubescent in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (opening June 4), his portrayer already shows signs of adolescence.
"Hormones are interesting things," he admits. "Most of [the cast] is noticing members of the opposite sex because we're now 14."
Adolescence is hard enough for most kids, but being known worldwide as the bespectacled student of sorcery must be even tougher. "It is not as different as people would expect," says the poised young man. "I'm going through what every other teenager goes through, except with posters [of me everywhere]."
Of course, starring in enormous blockbuster films does have its perks: Cute teenage girls pay extra attentio