Potterheads exult at every tidbit of information that J.K. Rowling is more than willing to share via twitter, but this time it's thanks to Daniel Radcliffe and fellow actor Karan Soni, that we learn something about the early days on set of the first Harry Potter films.
The magical world of Harry Potter first unleashed its magnificence more than twenty years ago, but we keep learning new unknown secrets about it. During a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, while promoting his new comedy series, Miracle Workers, with his co-star, Karan Soni, Radcliffe was asked to share something about his life on set of the franchise which rapidly became a worlwide phenomenon.
It was Soni who eagerly volunteered the surprising prop which the young cast had to use during the filming of the first few films. "Their teeth were falling out," Soni explained. "They would have a cast made of all their teeth. So that if one fell out, they could have a prop tooth put in. Just so they could keep filming."
Daniel Radcliffe nodded in agreement when Karan Soni was telling this behind-the-scenes story. He added, "Cause you've got a set full of twenty 10-year-olds... they would cast everyone's mouths."
The first film was released in 2001, when Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were only around ten years old-- the age at which you lose your baby teeth. Obviously, the cast grew up in the later movies, so their fake teeth were no longer needed.
Karan Soni also revealed that for a while, he thought that he was going to be cast as the main character in Harry Potter. As for Radcliffe, he said that he had been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and that he loves it. However, he went on a private tour before it was open to the public because he felt that it would have been too awkward to go at the same time as the general public. Wise decision, we might say, as his presence among mere mortals would have caused quite a commotion!