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Interesting Prisoner of Azkaban facts you must know

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In Prisoner of Azkaban, the director asked the trio to write an essay about their character from the first-person point of view. Emma Watson just like her character Hermione Granger went overboard and wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a one-page summary on Harry Potter and Rupert Grint being Ron Weasley never submitted his essay.

The fan-favorite scene where Hermione Granger punches Draco Malfoy is supposed to be slapping him.  during the rehearsal of this scene Tom Felton asked Emma Watson to slap him, and she smacks him on the face. Emma Watson said that she felt terrible afterward and she didn’t know why she did that.

The dementors in Harry Potter are based on J.K. Rowling’s battle with depression.

Harry melling was almost recast for the role of Dudley Dursley as he lost weight. Eventually, they decided to wear a fat suit to make Harry Melling look heavier. Do you think anyone else could have played the effective role of Dudley Dursley?

In the wanted poster of Sirius Black, the symbols translate as ‘more or less human’.

Why Ron Weasley fears spiders?

Ron’s fear of spiders comes from his childhood experience when Fred and George Weasley turned Ron’s teddy bear into a giant spider which scared the hell out of him.

In Prisoner of Azkaban, the marauder’s map shows the name of Newt Scamander. It is possible that he was visiting Albus Dumbledore or it was just mentioned for his existence and a story to come.

The Weasley family visiting Egypt photograph is very important. During the inspection of the Azkaban prison, the Minister had a copy of the newspaper.  Sirius black immediately recognizes Peter Pettigrew disguised as Scabbers. To take his revenge for betraying his friend, he broke out of Azkaban prison.

In the scene where Harry identifies Peter Pettigrew’s name on the marauder’s map, he cannot see Peter as he was in his Animagus form but the sound of rats scurrying around was audible.

Actors of Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe

Emma Thompson was Emma Watson’s favorite actress.  Emma Thompson was cast to play Professor Trelawney, the divination teacher. Also, Gary Oldman who played Sirius Black is a favorite actor of Daniel Radcliffe. Emma Watson has never heard of Gary Oldman before Prisoner of Azkaban Shiv Bisht she could have seen Daniel Radcliffe’s face when he found out.

In the scene where Harry has to look amazed, Director Alfonso Cuaron pulled Daniel Radcliffe aside and told: “pretend you are seeing Cameron Diaz in a G-string.” Can you guess which Prisoner of Azkaban scene is this?

Initially, Buckbeak was supposed to act like a puppy but the director made it more mature like the book. Which personality of Buckbeak do you prefer?

Prisoner of Azkaban facts book vs movie

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book, there are many hippogriffs present. Also, the hippogriffs are part of the final battle of Hogwarts in the Deathly Hallows.  the movies show only one hippogriff, the Buckbeak.

In the Promotional appearance of the film release, a female fan appeared outside of the studio wearing only a Harry Potter towel. It read ‘nothing comes between me and Harry Potter.’

After filming Prisoner of Azkaban, Emma Watson kept her wand, clock, and time Turner props for herself.

David Thewlis auditioned for the role of Professor quarrel in Philosopher’s Stone. I didn’t get the role but he got the role of Professor Remus Lupin in Prisoner of Azkaban.

Daniel Radcliffe forgot to breathe while filming the scene where Harry Potter and Sirius Black face dementors by the lake. Daniel Radcliffe almost fainted.

It took 6 hours in the makeup chair to transform into Werewolf.

J.K. Rowling regulated giving Harry Potter the marauders map because it was giving Harry too much freedom of information. She even thought that it would be better if she made Harry lose the map.

Harry and Ron get their pet from the start of the Harry Potter series but Hermione gets her pet in the third movie. She gets the half Kneazle cat named Crookshanks. Crookshanks is based on a real cat of J.K. Rawling’s memories when she worked in the 1980s. That cat had a haughty attitude and smushed face.

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