First Lady Michelle Obama, Daughters to Visit Set of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Reported to be False?

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Jun 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and her two daughters are apparently due to visit the set of the final Harry Potter films today. The Daily Mail is reporting Mrs. Obama and her daughters will pay a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and “are expected to meet with Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the other stars of the movie.” Long time fans of the Harry Potter series, readers will recall recently during a visit to the UK with her husband, Michelle Obama attended a special dinner and was seated next to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. During another event the next day, Jo treated the guests including Michelle Obama, to a reading from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Update: Despite multiple media reports of the visit, Vanessa Davies who does press for various Harry Potter cast members and events, denied there was a visit to the set planned. Speaking to ABC news she said “There is no Obama visit, not as far as I know. I feel I would be in the loop if there was such a visit.”





90 Responses to First Lady Michelle Obama, Daughters to Visit Set of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Reported to be False?

Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: So lucky :P Hope they have a great time!Avatar Imagefreshpine says: Hope they have fun there!Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: I hate it how celebs can go to these things. I guess it's just me being jealous!Avatar ImageAishMeist says: wow they are so lucky! I bet the cast are really nervous about meeting them aswell!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Lucky ducks... I wish I were them. =(Avatar Imageliv-wa says: That's so awsome! I bet any fan would trade thier places in a heartbeat. I know I would.Avatar ImageKanderNam says: I wish my husband were president lolAvatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: I love how you called the First Lady and her daughter celebrities, Prisoner Of Azkaban. =PAvatar ImageJrae says: How exciting for them! I bet the HP site visit will be the highlight of their trip. It would be for me...Avatar ImageBonnie Radcliffe says: Ha ha ha!! Finally what Daniel said became true!! XD He will be able to do a guided tour for Obama's daughters!! XDAvatar Imagebudgie says: What a treat for them. Sigh!Avatar ImageTruckles says: Great for those two girls - they'll have a fantastic time! Although I am over celebrities being able to have easy access to things like this!Avatar Imageentoptic says: The older one should get a cameo in the movie..Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: JEALOUS here! :)Avatar ImageErinM says: What a fantastic opportunity for the girls! Can I tag-a-long? Please?Avatar Imageshaidydreamer says: Hey Pottercasters, when (and I do say when, not if) you find a venue in DC, you should totally invite the Obama's. Of course it's far fatched, but they are obviously fans, and how often do they get invited to do totally normal, purely fun sorts of things? I bet the girls would love wizard rock! LoL. Can't wait to see y'all in the Capitol!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Nice to have privileges - if it was me I'd take advantage of them too! Wonder who will be more nervous? The girls meeting them or the Trio meeting the "first family?" Avatar Imagesaffran says: Wow, they´re lucky!Avatar ImageDolemite says: The Presidency does have it's privileges.Avatar Imagesimos says: good for them sad for usAvatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: Cool! I know the girls probably think this is the best part of the trip :) Try not to be jealous y'all...the kids and their parents are real fans...I loved how President Obama gushed to Jo about how much he loved the series! It would be very cool to have them on a Pottercast!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: I hope that they enjoy the visit! Hopefully there is a follow up Avatar ImageCourtney Quirke says: Dan is gonna flip.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: That is so cool :) Good to know they're all HP fans :) I hope they all have a great day (I'm sure they will ... lol) Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I just think it's neat that the US has a President who has read the HP books...Avatar ImageFresca says: I hope they have awonderful time. It is nice that they get to do things that are fun once in awhile!Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: Awesome opportunity for them! I hope they have a great time!Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: Awesome opportunity for them! I hope they have a great time!Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: They are so lucky! And I recall that the now-President took the time to read all seven HP books to his daughters at bedtime (bet that took a long time!), so they really are genuine fans. Hey Leaky - why not get in touch with their Press Secretary and ask the girls to post their impresseions of the visit here??Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Lucky???????Avatar Imagepotterrock says: x3.....so lucky.....great news tanks :)Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Of course I'd love to have that opportunity too, but I won't begrudge any true Harry Potter fan the chance to do something that cool. As someone else said, I think it would be awesome if TLC arrange to have Malia and Sasha's reactions posted on the site!! I would love to read all about it!!Avatar Imageenchantedsocks says: I hope they enjoy their set visit and I am a little bit jealous (who wouldn't be?). But as they are true HP fans it is nice to know that they will appreciate this opportunity.Avatar ImageDolemite says: I think we're all envious and not jealous unless of course y'all don't want to share the trio with anyone else :DAvatar ImageCathrynOCamdentowne says: I think it's absolutely great! Just think, if you had the chance wouldn't you want your parents to invite your favorite author to dinner? I'd be very surprised if Mrs. Obama didn't have orders from at least her oldest daughter to be very nice to JKR at that dinner. I think it's marvellous that the President of the US has read all the Harry Potter books, and it's even better that we have our own lobbyist inside the first family. It can only be good to have the president keeping in touch with his inner Dumbledore -you know, not what is easy, but what is right? Not a bad thing at all! Hope JKR and her husband get invited to spend the night in the Lincoln bedroom -and I hope they accept.Avatar Imagekingdom says: that's great for them! kind of sucks for us though, no "easy access" of any sort for us average fans lol.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Lucky Baracks! What a fabulous childhood memory! Avatar Imageroonwit says: Press reports do seem somewhat sketchy. I have seen it suggested they visited the set yesterday instead of today (perhaps because their itinerary today didn't allow a trip to the film studios (and are they filming at Pinewood or Leavesden?). It certainly does sound consistent with the press putting two and two together and getting five.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: It's so cool that the Obamas are HP fans.Avatar Imageroonwit says: The Times also has a report http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6466571.ece casting doubt on this supposed visit to the Harry Potter set.Avatar Imagekamidee says: Is this real? or is it just made up. I would hope it is real and I'd love to swap places with them, how awesome would that be, I think I would squee till I fainted XDAvatar ImageNylota says: I wish I were them, though If I was, I'd make a right fool of myself squeeing so hard.Avatar Imagetwiwizardjedi says: Dear First Lady, Please adopt me. Stat. XOXO, TwiwizardjediAvatar ImageLinnyish says: "are expected to meet with Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the other stars of the movie." &cough& RUPERT. Hmph. I hope they have a nice time.Avatar Imageele0206 says: I'm a bit annoyed because they didn't mention Rupert!!!! RUPERT!! anyway, they're so lucky (I don't know if I mean the Obama girls or the HP cast..I'm still thinking about it ;)Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: Maybe Rupert isn't working today? I hope we get to see some of the visit.Avatar Imagecghambright says: I'm soooo Jealous!!! I want to visit the Deathly Hallows set and meet Dan, Rupert, and Emma. Heck I wouldn't even mind meeting the Obamas...This is soo cool!!! Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Yeah, this one would have been easy for them to check up on to see if it was a rumor or not.Avatar Imagehermionegirl7 says: Jealous! If only were one of them. hmph. I hope we get some video though! Or pictures? Please, maybe?Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: They´re so lucky! I’m sure they will have a great time!Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Oh, the benefits of being the President's daughters... We're all jealous!Avatar ImageXyra44 says: What a treat for them - it will make for good memories.Avatar Imagesuh says: so lucky!Avatar ImageJaina47 says: Dude! I wanna be an Obama kid! Avatar ImageLily_Phoenix says: It's ridiculous that they get to do that just because they're celebrities. There are no words to describe my anger right now.Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: cameo! have michelle and the girls be diagon alley walkers or something!!Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: I think I should be able to go along with them since my tax dollars are helping to pay for their flight, hotel, etc. I won't be much trouble, I swear.Avatar Imagechey291996 says: They are so so lucky! Send us pictures!!! Please :)Avatar ImageEeyore says: I think it's great that they are going to get to visit. Since Michelle Obama met JKR at the dinner, it's too bad they can't work in a visit with her as well. The girls would love it. This story just makes me smile.Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: Awesome opportunity for them! I hope they have a great time!Avatar ImageCatherine says: awesome!!! its so cool the Obamas are big fans! they are so lucky they get to go on set and meet everyone!!!! thats so cool!!! can i come with!!!!/???Avatar ImageAccioKrum says: Usually I'd be upset that a "celebrity" got a chance to visit on set, but the fact that this whole family has mentioned how much they like the series makes it okay for me. They're fans; if they weren't fans and were getting to go on set, I'd be mad. Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Wow! How nice that the kids are getting this perk. The president did read all the HP bookd to his girls so they are big fans. Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: im reaaallllly jealous!!!! luky Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Very lucky!! Hope they have a great time!!Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: This is very cool. I don't know who I'm more jealous of. The girls or the trio. :-)Avatar ImageHuddz says: I think that it's bollocks that people like her can go to the set when we can't She's not even that famous, she's only famous because of her husband and her children shouldn't be able to go either. Fellow countrymen should be allowed to visit the set before any so called celebrity. I know that kinda sounded like i was being an ass but thats how i feel sometimes you Why should they get when we don't???Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: They're so lucky. . . I wish I could visit the set and meet the trio. . . :(Avatar Imageelaphantluv34 says: Oh my gosh, they're so incrediably lucky!Avatar Imagetayler18 says: Ugh, Im so jealous!! Avatar ImageRose-Mclane says: @ Huddz - People like you annoy me. Like there have not been contest for everyday fans to get a chance to go to the set. There have been contests every year since the beginning! Try entering one. You're a sourpuss and if they ever do go to the set your just going to have to get over it. How the hell are they suppose to let all Fans come to the set? That's why they have contest. You don't win? TO BAD. GET OVER IT.Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I want to do that! Lucky.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: "I know that kinda sounded like i was being an ass..." @Huddz, I gotta agree with that.Avatar Imagems.black parade says: I wanna GOoooooo !!!!!!!! oh so jealous !!!!!!Avatar Imagebjullie says: Michelle Obama is so lucky!!!! I can't believe she sat next to J.K. Rowling at dinner!Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Um, what part of "there's no set visit that I know of" aren't you all understanding? Vanessa Davies, who should know about these things, said there's no Obama daughters set visit planned so you can all stop being jealous(and, in the case of some of you, Republican) now. Avatar ImageHuddz says: I'm actually not a sourpuss, and i'm not an ass, i just had one of those moments that's all sorry.Avatar Imagepotions_mistress67 says: Wow, what lucky kids!!Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: ...soooo lucky :-(...Avatar ImageGret says: This is so cool! I must say i LOVE that the first lady and first daughters are fans or Harry Potter! :D I hope they have an amazing time! :D ♥ Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: To the Victor (Krum?) belong the spoils.Avatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: I'm confuddled...you mean they didn't go? why not?!Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: By all means, the American taxpayers should have to pay for every extravagance the Obama's can think of......NOT!!!!! I am so sick of them!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: One day I am def becoming the next really really legendary famous singer and mayber, just maybe, I'll meet the HP cast and JKROWLINGGGGG!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: Sometimes I wish I was an Obama daughter too...Avatar Imagereadhp1008 says: Oh come on I deserve this more than them!!!!!! Grrrroowwwwwwwlllllllll!!!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: WOW!!!! haha!Avatar ImageLeeann says: i wonder if they will. dan did invite them...Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: Aww. I wish my Dad was the president. Too bad it is not true.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I think that we can now say that the rumors were accurate when it came to them visiting the set. :)

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