Friday’s daily nostalgia check might induce the biggest reality check about one’s age and mortality: The Harry Potter cast was first introduced to the world 15 years ago. Yikes.
Fifteen years ago today, the world first met these young faces as Harry, Ron, and Hermione… #HarryPotter pic.twitter.com/fgsHCOA6WG
— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) August 21, 2015
Awwww, look how tiny they used to be! J.K. Rowling noted their childhood cuteness.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015
The search consumed news cycles and prompted jealousy from kids all over the world, causing some Americans to start work on their English accents with hopes of being one of the core three stars. (Proof: I did this.)
It’s hard to imagine anyone else bringing these characters to life besides the chosen trio: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), and Emma Watson (Hermoine). They’re now grownup, bona-fide adults. See?
Watson, the only one of the triumvirate with a Twitter account, reflected on the day that literally changed her life.
The 21st of August must be an auspicious day for me 15 yrs ago I began my journey as Hermione15 yrs later I wrap on my 1st musical as Belle.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) August 21, 2015
If you need another dose of nostalgia (or reminder of your mortality), the No. 1 movie and song that weekend in 2000 were The Cell (starring Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn) and “Doesn’t Really Matter” by Janet Jackson, respectively. Jackson’s song was featured on the soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. The year 2000, everybody!
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