The Harry Potter series might just be the biggest phenomenon in literary history, with fans of all walks of life and different ages – both children and adult. The series also inspired a series of movies, based on the books.
The book series, as well as the movies, revolve around the life of a young wizard named Harry Potter, who lost his parents as an infant and grew up with his strict uncle and aunt. At first, he isn’t aware of his talents, but one day he receives an invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he learns of his background, and realizes he will someday have to defeat the darkest and most powerful wizard exists – Voldemort (oh yes we did).
The leading cast of the movies was only 11 years old when the first movie came out, and although they were young and mostly inexperienced actors, they brought the main characters to life in a way that made Harry Potter fans fall instantly in love with each and every one of them. One of the most special things about the movies was that even though the protagonist was Harry, the ladies of the movie were perhaps just as prominent and influential as he was.
Hermione was the extremely smart and clever friend, who always knew the right thing to do. Ginny was the little girl who had a crush on Harry, who grew up to be the strong and brave young woman who married him. The ladies of the Harry Potter verse turned out to become the heart and soul of this magical world, and the talented actresses who played them became rightfully famed for it.
People have been fascinated with everything to do with witchcraft and magic since the very beginning of our existence. That’s why in pop culture, themes of fantasy and magic are so popular. It gives us a chance to immerse ourselves into something beyond the ordinary and the mundane – something magical.
Fans of the Harry Potter were excited to hear the books were being turned into films, but no one expected the movies to become just as popular as the books, with box office grossings of over $7.7 billion and seven sequels that came out the following ten years.
Each of these girls had a crucial part in the success of the films, and for that we absolutely love them. In fact, we think they might be just as magical in real life as they are on screen.