• Wed, May 25 2011

Alan Rickman’s Heartfelt Goodbye to ‘Harry Potter’ Letter Proves That Snape Has a Heart

Blame it on nostalgia from seeing the Harry Potter exhibition in Times Square last weekend, but I thought this letter from Alan Rickman, posted in last month’s Empire magazine, was so sweet. He speaks highly of the young stars who portrayed the famous trio — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint — as well as J.K. Rowling, who managed to entice him to play Severus Snape with only three of the seven books.

Even though the big focus of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is the Harry/Voldemort showdown, I’m really excited to see the redemption of Severus Snape. Without giving too much away for those who may not have read the books, the final movie will explain more about Snape’s relationship to Harry’s parents and his motivations for joining the Death Eaters and, y’know, killing Dumbledore.

Deathly Hallows, Part 2 comes out on July 15.

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