Harry Potter and his wizard pals had lots of cool gadgets, including flying broomsticks and an invisibility cloak. One thing they didn’t have was x-ray vision.
Thank goodness we have Hollywood to give us a peek beneath all those witches’ robes:
Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter)
From Fight Club (below) and The Wings of the Dove (bottom):
Madame Rosmerta (Julie Christie)
According to author Peter Bart’s book, Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex), Christie and co-star Donald Sutherland took method acting to an extreme in this scene from Don’t Look Now. Bart, invited onto the set by director Nicolas Roeg, witnessed the filming of the scene and later wrote about it: “It was clear to me they were no longer simply acting: they were fucking on camera.”
Fleur Delacour (Clemence Poesy)
From Welcome to the Roses:
Rita Skeeter (Miranda Richardson)
From Dance with a Stranger:
Aunt Petunia Dursley (Fiona Shaw)
From Mountains of the Moon, it’s Aunt Petunia’s bush!
Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena)
From Mrs. Henderson Presents, and from Afterlife:
Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith)
From California Suite:
Sybil Trelawney (Emma Thompson)
From The Tall Guy and, in the beach shots, courtesy of local paparazzi:
Molly Weasley (Julie Walters)
From She’ll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas. Not in this picture, she won’t:
J. K. Rowling
Someone lends a hand to the popular author at a party.
Hermione Granger (Emma Watson)
Emma has thus far managed to keep her on-screen robes buttoned. However, much to the paparazzi’s delight, she seems to favor unbuttoned tops and see-thru knickers at movie premieres.
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