You might think that nabbing a role in the Harry Potter franchise would exempt you from all the adolescent tedium that comes with school homework assignments. But you'd be wrong!
Oliver Phelps A.K.A George Weasley said that the child actors were even forced to work on their homework whilst filming, adding an impressive level of realism to the Hogwarts students' scenes:
In the exercise books in the Great Hall set, we'd actually do our own school work, just to make it look as authentic as possible.
How mean is that?! Though it was all for their own good, I'm sure. The only thing worse than an ex-Potter star out of work, is an ex-Potter star out of work with no qualifications behind them. Plus, it's pretty awesome to know that during scenes like this, the actors were totally studying for for real!
'The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.'
'I before E except after C.'
'Learning is hard.'
How many people can say they studied for their school exams in Hogwarts' Great Hall?
But it wasn't just academic homework the cast were forced to complete. In order to become acquainted with the films’ three main stars, director Alfonso Cuaron had them write an essay examining each of their characters. Funnily enough, each actor ended up mimicking their fictional counterparts perfectly: Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple, one-page paper, and Rupert Grint never handed his in.
I guess they really were born to play the magical threesome!