In celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, ET’s taking you back in time to the trio’s first moments together at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to see just how far these talented stars have come since their Gryffindor days.
“I started to cry, I was so happy,” Radcliffe told ET about his time on set ahead of the first film’s release, while Watson called it “good fun” and Grint gushed it was his “favorite!”
Radcliffe, now 27, was only 11 years old when he walked the red carpet for the world premiere of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, held at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London. The British actor looked dapper in a suit, which he paired with a bright blue button-down shirt and adorable smile.
“My stomach’s vibrating,” he joked to a reporter. “So is my face, actually. It’s quite scary because it’s never happened before.”
He appeared just as sweet onscreen, donning his signature Gryffindor scarf and round-framed glasses, a look fans of the franchise still imitate each Halloween and during trips to Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attractions in Florida, California and Japan.
While Radcliffe and Watson pulled out all the stops with their premiere ensembles, Grint went super casual, layering an olive green jacket over a brown zip-up sweatshirt and T-shirt. He looked equally adorable, nonetheless.
During a press junket for the film, Grint couldn’t stop gushing over the reasons why he fell in love with his character. “I really feel like I can relate to [Ron],” the now 28-year-old actor revealed. “He’s really loyal to Harry. He tries to be brave. He’s funny. He’s got really good lines, some really good stuff.”