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Entertainment Weekly Says "Thank You, Harry" In Special Double Issue

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 30, 2011, 10:07 AM

With just 14 days to go before the release of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Entertainment Weekly's latest issue is largely devoted to all things Harry Potter.

The special double issue featuring a young Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter on the cover hits newsstands this Friday, July 1. A sneak peak at the final film, interviews with the stars, an in depth look at the props and sets, and rare behind-the-scenes photos will be included in the magazine's fifty pages devoted to the series.

Director Chris Columbus ("Sorcerer's Stone" and "Chamber of Secrets") also recounts casting the young actors and bringing the first film to life:

The creators of the $2 billion-grossing Harry Potter movies may be laughing all the way to Gringotts Bank, but the success of the films wasn’t always such a sure thing. “If they had cast American actors or put cheerleaders at Hogwarts — and all these hideous ideas were indeed being pitched and discussed at the time – Harry Potter would have been one movie, not a series,” says Chris Columbus, director of the first two films in the most lucrative movie series in Hollywood history. “It would have just died.”
An exclusive photo gallery with new portraits of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint showing their playful side and blooming adulthood is available on Facebook by 'liking' the EW official page

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673 Points

first comment yeah!

Posted by mencia on June 30, 2011, 10:21 AM report to moderator
226 Points

Interesting. Will defo get it :)

Posted by wiltabone on June 30, 2011, 10:33 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

I am so going to get this tommorw

Posted by The Nerd on June 30, 2011, 10:36 AM report to moderator
673 Points

i will so get my self a copy!

Posted by mencia on June 30, 2011, 10:42 AM report to moderator
217 Points

Cheerleaders at Hogwarts? American actors? thanks for not doing that!

Posted by DavidTheUnready on June 30, 2011, 10:44 AM report to moderator
14579 Points

im totally getting this ! its going on my harry potter stuff bedroom wall shrine !
no im not kidding..

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on June 30, 2011, 11:02 AM report to moderator

It’s also HPPS’s 14th birthday today.

Posted by Feorge on June 30, 2011, 11:19 AM report to moderator
3772 Points

So glad that I subscribed to this magazine last year in the hopes that they would do this for HP!!!! Can’t wait to start stalking my mailbox!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on June 30, 2011, 11:24 AM report to moderator
381 Points

I HAVE to get a copy!

Posted by harry potter fan #1 on June 30, 2011, 12:04 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

I would love a cope .. But they don’t sell it in DK ..

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on June 30, 2011, 01:23 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

There must be some American actor somewhere who wouldn’t have totally ruined his or her part – but I don’t mind that they kept the casting within the fold of excellent British thespians. I just don’t think that the idea is quite on the same level of hideousness as adding cheerleaders.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on June 30, 2011, 01:26 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Can’t wait to get it! He looks adorable in that pic!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 30, 2011, 01:29 PM report to moderator
148 Points

i want that soooooo baddddd

Posted by Tonks28 on June 30, 2011, 01:48 PM report to moderator
91 Points

he looks so cute in the picture!

Posted by Dobbys-socks on June 30, 2011, 01:49 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Nice. Really nice pics

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on June 30, 2011, 01:57 PM report to moderator
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