Recently one of the blogger’s asked me about a movie that affected and changed my life and I replied in the comments about Harry Potter and how I wrote an article about it as part of my series ‘Portable Magic‘. Even though that series was more about the books that made an impact on me as a person and the various genres I love and like, Harry Potter was an exception where I started the book because of the movie. And well, everyone who has read my ‘About‘ page knows why I have got that G as part of my pseudonym KG.
And very recently, I got someone else also interested in the Harry Potter series, just because I called myself <XYZ> Granger in my Skype ID and that person found it rather interesting instead of finding it a little freaky 😀 (even though I did get the question ‘Is Granger a common Lastname in India ??? 😯 ) and went on to get the first Harry Potter book.
So yeah, I am a big fan of Harry Potter as are so many millions of others. But there are lot of people who are ‘SUPER’fans. They take the meaning of the fandom to a whole new level. We do see a lot of things from a reader’s perspective, a fan’s perspective about fandom and all. But how do the people who play that character feel about the fandom. We have heard a lot of freaky and scary stories about fans who become stalkers and all. But that is just a minuscule percentage when compare to the whole lot. Who is a SuperFan ? And what happens when one actor decides to find out why these SuperFan’s do what they do. To figure out what makes them follow the people they follow and why ? To understand why would they dedicate and spend so much time and money just to get an autograph or to know about an actor whose played a character from their favorite series and all about their life ?
Just recently, I guess last Sunday , if I am not wrong, my friend and I were discussing about Harry Potter movies and were talking about Neville , Ron and Draco. How we loved the way Neville / Matthew Lewis has totally transformed to this totally new person, so different from what we saw in HP movies, how we both loved Draco’s / Tom Felton’s acting and how awesome he was as the bad guy (I always think that it is very difficult to play the Bad Guy at such an young age) and how Ron/ Rupert Grint is still the cute and insane person as he was in the HP movies. We both disagreed on Hermione / Emma Watson, because I thought she was awesome both as the character and as a person and my friend thought she was pathetic as the character and grew up to be awesome as a person. So we agreed to disagree 😉
And today I saw a news article, about a Documentary series made by Tom Felton (aka Draco Malfoy) called ‘Superfans! A Tom Felton Documentary’. I couldn’t see the 2nd part though. It wasn’t playing in the playlist, but the rest was wonderful. I liked it and here I am, sharing it with my fellow Harry Potter fans. Enjoy the documentary 🙂