Entertainment Weekly Says “Thank You, Harry” In Special Double Issue

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Jun 30, 2011

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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.





33 Responses to Entertainment Weekly Says “Thank You, Harry” In Special Double Issue

Avatar Imagemencia says: first comment yeah!Avatar Imagewiltabone says: Interesting. Will defo get it :)Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I am so going to get this tommorwAvatar Imagemencia says: i will so get my self a copy!Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: Cheerleaders at Hogwarts? American actors? thanks for not doing that!Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: im totally getting this ! its going on my harry potter stuff bedroom wall shrine ! no im not kidding..Avatar ImageFeorge says: It's also HPPS's 14th birthday today.Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: 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!Avatar ImageEve13 says: I HAVE to get a copy!Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: I would love a cope .. But they don't sell it in DK ..Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 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.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Can't wait to get it! He looks adorable in that pic!Avatar ImageTonks28 says: i want that soooooo badddddAvatar ImageDobbys-socks says: he looks so cute in the picture!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Nice. Really nice picsAvatar ImageThulasi Bala says: Definitely I'm gonna get myself 1 copy and Cheerleaders at Hogwarts?Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: It's already on sale here! I saw it at lunch...looks like my local magazine store got a little over excited and jumped the gun.Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: It is usually on newsstands on Thursday in my area, I usually receive my subscription copy in my mail on Friday.Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I NEED IT! :DAvatar ImageFelipe_Q says: I need to get a copy of this and also the Empire magazine special on HP!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Another wonderful Potter thing I must get!!! I still havent gotten Empire because it doesnt hit stands untill this week!Avatar ImagePotterPants says: Totally picking this up before work tomorrow.Avatar Imagehewy says: Will head to the bookstore tomorrow to pick up both EW and Empire! WOW a double header!!!! Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Of course I'm getting it! I cried when I saw the cover and what they put.Perfect! And yes,Thank You Harry! I have bought all of their covers since the first in 2001Avatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: I want this issue!!Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: umm... ok so im going to be on the hunt tomorrow!!! only thing is ive looked for entertainment weekly before and never found it!! SUPER PANIC!!!Avatar Imagejedisakora says: Definitely going to find myself a copy ^^Avatar Imagel.lovegood says: I really want to get this issue! Tomorrow, I'm going straight to the nearest place that sells magazines and buying it.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: They ought to say thanks... HP has sold a whole lot of their mags!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: So glads no American actors were involved (no offence yanks) I really do think we have to give Colmubus so much credit. He laid down the rules of the world he set it up and if he didn't do such an amazing job there was no way we could have built on it all these yearsAvatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: Totally getting itAvatar Imagedeterminedflygirl says: I've got my copy and have read it. This is a great tribute to the HP series. A bit of old and a bit of new. I think it more complete than the Empire tribute.Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: ooooh i might go and get it :D

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