The story of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter is one of adolescence and responsibility. It's the tale of a young man who is suddenly thrown into a world he doesn't understand, then becomes the central figure in all of its major, magical events. Similarly, the children cast to play the characters in the Harry Potter films found themselves in a strange, new world they didn't understand, yet it all revolved around them.
Growing up on the Harry Potter set made for an unusual childhood. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and many other children effectively grew to adulthood through the filming of the franchise, and their experiences - while atypical for kids their age - still managed to mirror the awkward experiences all kids go through as they attend school.
There were a ton of interesting and awkward things going on - mostly positive, but a few downsides as well - while the cast and crew were bringing Rowling's world to life. Many stories have trijckled out over the years. Check out the more interesting stories that came from the production.
Alfonso Cuarón Used Radcliffe's Crush On Cameron Diaz To Get A More Realistic Reaction Out Of HimPhoto: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Warner Bros.
Emma Watson Considered Dropping Out To Focus On Her EducationPhoto: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros.
Daniel Radcliffe Started Drinking During His Senior YearsPhoto: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / Warner Bros.
Emma Watson Had An Immediate Middle School Crush On Tom FeltonPhoto: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Warner Bros.
A Head Lice Outbreak Allegedly Delayed Filming On 'Chamber of Secrets'Photo: Warner Bros.
Rupert Grint Might Have Spilled A Milkshake In Alan Rickman's CarPhoto: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros.