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Ian McKellen Reveals Why He Turned Down Dumbledore Role in 'Harry Potter' Films

Ian McKellen was once offered a chance at the role of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films after the original actor chosen for the role, Richard Harris, passed away after making the first two movies in the franchise.

“When they called me up and said would I be interested in being in the Harry Potter films, they didn’t say in what part,” Ian said during an appearance on the BBC. “I worked out what they were thinking, and I couldn’t… I couldn’t take over the part from an actor who I’d known didn’t approve of me.”

Richard apparently called Ian‘s acting, “technically brilliant but passionless,” in the past.

Rupert Grint Was Sorted Into Hufflepuff & He's 'Disappointed'!

Rupert Grint, who starred as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise films, was sorted into Hufflepuff house on Pottermore and he’s not happy about it!

“Yeah, and a little bit disappointed to be honest. That’s just not the coolest one, is it? Yeah, it is a really clever algorithm,” the 28-year-old actor told Vulture.

“No, yeah. I think I did it a few times as well, and it was always Hufflepuff. You want to be like Gryffindor or Slytherin,” Rupert continued.

If you sign up for Pottermore, you can get sorted into your house via an extensive quiz. Are you a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw?

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'Harry Potter' Actor Jim Tavare Breaks Neck in Car Accident

Our thoughts are with Harry Potter actor Jim Tavare.

He was involved in a serious car accident, which left him with a broken neck, punctured lung, and 15 broken ribs.

“This is Laura here. Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head on collision,” his wife wrote on his Facebook page with a gruesome photo of him in the hospital.

She added, “He’s currently in ICU intensive care. He has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck. He’s had 2 blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery. This is for real, not a movie role. Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.”

You probably remember Jim best as Tom, the owner of the Leaky Cauldron, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

We’re wishing Jim a speedy recovery.

Emma Watson Got Super Emotional Watching 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

Emma Watson reacted to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in a way she didn’t expect!

The 26-year-old actress says she got super emotional seeing Noma Dumezweni portray Hermione in the hugely successful play.

“It was so strange. It was so emotional seeing Noma‘s performance in a way that I had not anticipated at all. I went to the play…and she walked in the room and I just spontaneously burst into tears,” she explained to EW.

Emma added, “I had played that character so intensely up until that point, that to know that Hermione was going to be okay – I know it sounds crazy – but to know that everything turned out all right and everything in the world was okay, that there was someone else carrying her on and carrying her forward…it was just such a relief.”

Pictured inside: Emma making her way through a Eurostar station on Tuesday (February 21) in London, England.

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Christian Coulson, aka Tom Riddle from 'Harry Potter,' Went Shirtless on 'Nashville'!

If you have been wondering what the actor who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is up to, you can now watch Christian Coulson on the new season of Nashville!

The 38-year-old British actor plays the role of Damien George, a movie director romancing Scarlett (Clare Bowen), on the country music series. During the latest episode, he went shirtless while wrapped in just a towel after making love to Scarlett in a hotel room.

Christian‘s first big movie role was playing Tom Riddle in the second Harry Potter movie, but he did not appear in any other films in the franchise. He will soon be seen in the upcoming movie Those Who Wander alongside former co-star Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Potter films.

Make sure to watch the new episode of Nashville now on Hulu!

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