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In case you’re in the middle of a lifetime sentence to Azkaban, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton and others reunited yesterday for the Harry Potter reunion special, Return To Hogwarts, a magical twenty years since the film series first touched our hearts.
Look, if you’re clicking on this yarn then you know the drill: Watson and Felton admitted they liked each other, Radcliffe had a crippling crush on Helena Bonham Carter, and Watson and Grint nearly quit halfway through the series.
But, what you probably have been itching to know is where TF some of the other prominent stars of the series were? Maggie Smith? Sir Michael Gambon? Julie Walters? Robert Pattinson?
There’s not a lot of concrete information currently as to why but we suspect celebrity gossip Insta accounts like Deuxmoi will reveal this all very soon. For now, here’s what Potterheads over on r/HarryPotter speculate led to certain stars being absent from Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts.
Julie Walters played Ron’s mum Molly Weasley throughout the Harry Potter film franchise and was not present at the Return to Hogwarts reunion.
While Walters has not publicly explained why she didn’t attend the special, her absence is likely due to the fact she retired from acting in October 2020 after being diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer.
Speaking with The Times UK, Walters said she told her oncologist that she believed acting caused it.
“Acting caused it because of the way I approach it,” she said.
“I have to be totally in it. It’s very stressful. You’re being judged.
“It’s a stressful job and I don’t sleep when I’m working. It’s not good for me.”
Walters later went into remission however it’s likely she chose not to join the reunion to avoid being in the public eye. In the above interview, she also said she’d only act again to star in a Mamma Mia 3.
Dame Maggie Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series.
She also did not attend the special and it’s unclear why.
Fans have suggested that this could be because the studio behind it potentially couldn’…….