Daniel Radcliffe Sorts Himself Into Hogwarts House, Talks On-Set Pranks

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Daniel Radcliffe talked about his days playing Harry Potter Warner Bros./Newsmakers/Getty Images; Jim Spellman/WireImage

Accio nostalgia! Daniel Radcliffe participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit on Monday, Oct. 27, and spent much of the chat reflecting on his Harry Potter days. 

When he wasn't promoting his upcoming movie Horns, or dishing on his favorite foods (cheeseburgers and pizza), Radcliffe, 25, offered fans a peek into J.K. Rowling's magical world. 

Growing up playing the famed Gryffindor leader since he was just 11 years old, Radcliffe took the chance to sort himself into his own Hogwarts house. He struggled with the question at first, finding himself unable to detach from his character.

"I mean, I… to me, it's not a… to me I absolutely think I would be in Gryffindor!" Radcliffe wrote. "But there's never any doubt of that for me. Yeah. I like, maybe I'm just biased because I played one for so long, but I could never picture myself in any other colours."

In the decade that Radcliffe played the beloved Hogwarts student alongside Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, he grew close to his fellow costars and had some unforgettable moments on set. Asked by a Reddit user about the best movie prank that he was a part of, Radcliffe offered up a hilarious response. 

"God… I should probably [talk] about the one that was pulled on ME, rather than any I pulled," the star began. "Because it came from a very unexpected place."

"There's – in the 3rd film – there's a shot in the great hall of all the kids sleeping in the great hall, and the camera starts very very wide, and comes in so that it's an inch from my face, a very long developing set, yeah, and Alan Rickman decided he would plant one of those fart machines in my, uh, sleeping bag, and they waited until like -the camera had come in for this huge DRAMATIC developing shot, and then unleashed this tremendous noise in the great hall," Radcliffe continued. "I immediately thought: 'This is one of the other kids f–king around, and we were going to get in trouble.' But as it turns out, it was one of the members of Britain's acting royalty. I think I laughed a lot, was probably a bit embarrassed, but it was really really funny."

In addition to his fondness for Snape actor Rickman, Radcliffe wrote about the relationship that he developed with Harry Potter star Gary Oldman, who played Sirius Black.

"Gary Oldman is a bass player, a very good bass player," the actor said. "I started learning bass on the 3rd film when he joined the cast. And so one day, I think actually maybe on my 14th birthday, that day started with Gary teaching me the bass line to 'Come Together' by the Beatles, yeah! And you know, that was just an amazing, amazing moment."

Radcliffe went on to add that he has additional ties to the character that Oldman plays. Asked who his favorite Harry Potter character is, excluding his own, Radcliffe said, "Probably Sirius. Like I always loved the character, and then Gary's portrayal of him I thought was perfect."

"It feels wonderful, honestly, to have people still come up to you and say you were such a huge part of my childhood," Radcliffe added. "It's genuinely lovely. I am very lucky to be famous for something so many people loved. And there's… yeah, I always like to say that I think some people think that because I'm making an effort to have a career for myself after Potter, that they somehow think I want to escape Potter? And I don't, I'm very proud of what those films were, and what we did with them. And so I always like to say I am happy to hear from people who still love the movies."

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