If you thought that Harry Potter only appealed to a certain strata of society, think again. J. K. Rowling's epic story following a Boy Wizard has touched the hearts and minds of people all over the world, impacting the lives and imaginations of millions. And naturally, celebrities are no exception.
The following 8 A-listers simply can't help but wish that they had received their invitation to Hogwarts at the age of 11 too. Take a look!
1. Keira Knightley
The British actress totally lights up at the mention of the boy wizard:
“I’ve read all the books. I haven’t seen the films, except the first one. What’s the alley where they get the wands from? [Diagon Alley.] That’s an amazing image. Harry, he’s pretty cool. He’s got a good scar.”
2. Jennifer Lawrence
J-Law has gone as far as to call herself a "Harry Potter freak" saying:
“I read all the books three or four times. I know every spell or incantation. I end up speaking sometimes in Harry Potter terms.”
She would totally pass her OWLs with flying colors!
3. Lupe Fiasco
The rapper is eager to praise Harry's eyewear:
“I’m a spectator of the entire phenomenon, you know what I’m saying? The entire phenomenon inspires me. I love Harry Potter [he points to his own specs] because of the glasses.”
4. Barack Obama
During a G20 Summit, one of the most powerful men in the world was dumbstruck by J. K. Rowling's presence. Apparently, following the dinner, he made a beeline for the author, telling her that he had read all her books himself and to his children Sasha and Malia.
5. Kellan Lutz
The Twilight star kind of wishes he had wizarding powers, rather than that of a sparkly vampire:
“I love ’Harry Potter.' I actually wanted ’Harry Potter’ as competition for ’Twilight,’ because you’d be seeing the wizard side of fantasy and then jumping into the vampire life. Everyone I talk to is so obsessed with it. I always wished I had powers. I always wished I had a stick and a broom! It’s a great story. It’s so well-written. I think ’Harry Potter’ hit everything. It set the precedent, that peak of Mount Everest, and we all want to climb that mountain. I just wish there were as many books to make movies of in ’Twilight’ as there are in ’Harry Potter.’ ”
6. Stephen King
The author of The Shining is not so secretive about his love for the series either, having written a number of articles regarding Potter. An example of what he thinks is this:
“Her [Rowling’s] characters are lively and well-drawn, her pace is impeccable, and although there are occasional continuity drops, the story as a whole hangs together almost perfectly over its 4,000-plus page length.”
7. Amanda Bynes
Amanda loved the series so much, she wishes it never had to end:
“I hope J.K. Rowling finds a way to extend it so it can continue on and it never actually ends. How about that? Like Harry Potter in his 30s. You know what I mean? Like married life.”
Oh, how I wish that too!
8. Ralph Fiennes
Unlike Voldemort, Ralph Fiennes hasn't got anything against the story surrounding the Boy Wizard. Quite the opposite really - in the past, the actor has been very outspoken about his support for the series, humbly praising J.K.'s creativity and originality:
"I think the great thing about 'Harry Potter' is that J.K. Rowling has created a myth for our time. I know it sounds cliché, but to keep reinventing the dynamic between good and evil in an accessible and dramatic way is fantastic. I think the high-octane drama of those movies is great for keeping filmmaking alive. There's an energy and an inventiveness and an originality to what she's done."