Harry Potter’s kid actors were forced to do homework and write essays while filming scenes for the Harry Potter franchise.
You might think landing a role in the Harry Potter franchise would exempt you from all of the challenges a typical teenager may have to go through including homework. Well you are wrong.
Oliver Phelps aka George Weasley said that the child actors were even forced to work on their home work while filming scenes, adding a ton of realism to every Hogwarts students’ scene:
In the exercise books in the Great Hall set, we’d actually do our own school work, just to make it look as authentic as possible.
How cool is that? Though it was all for their own good. It’s great to know that the producers behind the Harry Potter franchise truly cared about the actor’s education and future. Besides, how many people can say they studied for their school exams in Hogwarts’ Great Hall?
But it wasn’t just homework the cast were forced to complete. In order to become more familiar with the film’s three main stars, director Alfonso Cuaron had them write an essay examining each of their characters. Ironically, each character ended up mimicking their fictional character perfectly. Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple, one-page paper, and Rupert Grint never handed his in.