Many of you may know that Robert Pattinson is a renowned actor who has graced the big and small screens with his talent, sometimes breaking our hearts and making us laugh so hard we cry. He is currently starring in the movie Good Time, currently playing the role of Owen Granger. Before that, he was in the movie Twilight where he played the role of Edward Cullen. He was also in the Harry Potter movies as the Dark Lord Voldemort. Now, he is playing a different kind of role, this time as a father looking for love and acceptance.
The actor has admitted that he does indeed play the part of Harry Potter in fan made videos and jokes on social media, but he never really said he was the real-life Harry Potter. When fans asked if he was playing-acting, or if this was indeed the case, he would just smile and say thank you.
The question is: Is he or isn’t he? Is there any truth to these rumors? Did the actor really play the iconic Harry Potter in real life?
Here’s what you need to know…
Playing Harry Potter In Fan Made Videos
The first video we want to show you was uploaded to YouTube on April 17, 2018, just over three weeks ago, but it’s been viewed over 2.7 million times since then. The person behind this video went by the name of J.K. Rowling, and it was an adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play the author wrote and which she later published in book form. The play is set seven years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where Voldemort has been hunting down and killing anyone who’d ever crossed him or his followers. In the play, we learn that Harry Potter is married to Ginny Weasley and is a father. He’s also working at the Ministry of Magic, trying to track down and expose a wizard who’s been illegally practicing without a license. The adaptation ends with Harry Potter confronting Hisvocteur, who is trying to kill him and frame him for the murder of a Muggle. After a fierce battle, and with the help of his friends, Harry kills him.
Needless to say, this was a major event in Harry Potter fandom. Many people had been wondering if and when the author would give her imprimatur to a play about Harry Potter. Now that we know it was officially approved by J.K. Rowling herself, this will be the third play adaptation of one of her works.
The video opens with a brief clip from the play, and then we see Harry Potter (ahem) arriving at his flat in London. He looks exactly like we know him from the films, only a little older and somewhat more handsome. We then cut to a dinner party at which Harry is present. He is seated next to Hermione Granger (a character from the Harry Potter series) and their female companions. We briefly see Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, two of Harry’s friends, before focusing on the quartet’s conversation.
Rowling begins the video saying that Harry’s been busy since he last played a role in a film, and she’s been following his work closely (we assume in a good way). She also says that since they’re best friends in real life, she thought it was a perfect opportunity to give him a call and see if he was interested in playing a part in her latest stage play adaptation. We then learn that Voldemort has escaped from Azkaban and is now free to wreak havoc on the wizarding world. Voldemort’s followers are searching for him, and one of his former Death Eaters has betrayed him and handed him over to the Ministry of Magic. Now that he’s been arrested, the Dark Lord wants someone to take his place as he awaits trial. His new chief bodyguard is a powerful Auror named Tom Riddle, who you may know from the Harry Potter series as Lord Voldemort. With Voldemort in prison, and none other than Harry Potter standing in as his bodyguard, you can bet there will be plenty more Harry Potter video games and anime shows in the future.
Does Robert Pattinson Play In Real Life?
One of the main reasons why this video went viral is because of something J.K. Rowling said in it. She talked about Harry Potter’s bravery, his dedication to duty, and how she always felt that his character would make a great dad. She also said that she had always felt that, deep down, Harry was a kind and good-natured chap who would make a good husband and father. So there you have it. Just like that, the rumors were confirmed. J.K. Rowling said that, yes, Robert Pattinson plays the part of Harry Potter in her play. She also said that she envisioned him as a father and how she wanted him to be there for his children, just like any normal father would be. In a separate interview, the actor has said that his character is a bit of an exaggeration but that he does indeed play the part. He also said that he tries to be as accurate to the books as possible but that he needed to lighten up a bit and have some fun with it. So while we all feel sad about what happened in Nice, France, on Sunday, we can take some small solace in the fact that at least Harry Potter will live on through media adaptations…even if it’s just in fan-made videos.