Tom Felton and Helena Bonham Carter began discussing their wands after the former admitted he tried to steal his from the set. “You know they don’t work, Tom,” Helena joked, to which Felton replied, saying, “Well, I’ve been assured that in time, with enough practice,” before he trailed off laughing. He then said it’s funny to look back at making all those elaborate moves with their wands and then having nothing happen.
Bonham Carter playfully corrected Felton, telling a story of her own experience with her wand. “Except one time it did happen with me,” she remembered. “And they said, ‘Okay, this time we are gonna blow up Hogwarts.’ And they said, ‘So we will take your cue. When you do your spell, it will blow up.’”
“And I was actually really surprised and scared by my own reaction because I thought, ‘Wow,” Bonham Carter said of the moment. The reunion special then shows some behind-the-scenes footage of the actor waving her wand and then the prompt explosion of Hagrid’s Hut.
You can check out more of Felton and Bonham Carter’s conversation on “Return to Hogwarts,” which is streaming now on HBO Max.