Today we’ve been treated to not one but two adorable fantasy movie reunions.
Now it would seem that Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs, aka Lucius Malfoy (he can also be spotted in new Netflix series The OA), has organised a fun reunion with his old cast mates.
Isaacs paid a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, where he met up with Tom Felton, who played his onscreen son Draco Malfoy, and Matthew Lewis, who portrayed Neville Longbottom.
“Me, @TomFelton & @Mattdavelewis marvel at them getting older as I get younger,” Isaacs tweeted on Monday. “To all the Potter fans who remind us to fight for the light.”
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) January 30, 2017
The trio were also snapped with Warwick Davies, who portrayed Professor Flitwick and Griphook, a goblin of Gringotts Bank.
Here they are, father and son.
Me and the wizarding blond bombshell reunited and wandering around Universal's #wizardingworldofharrypotter extremely cognito. A welcome escape from the horrors of the world until we answered questions on stage and were reminded what the stories were all about: fighting fascism, embracing diversity and never giving up hope. Suddenly seemed a lot less fantastical. Still, huge love and thanks to all the Potterites who made it a glorious weekend. You're all brilliant - even the tragically unSlytherin. X
The actors attended a panel at the Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter, where Isaacs addressed the Potter themes of inclusiveness and tolerance as they relate to today’s world, as well as Malfoy’s hateful views.
“There is a very recognizable racist and supremacist [in Lucius Malfoy], acting out of fear and thinking that the past was a better time,” he said. “And scared of Muggles and scared of the future because it feels like his place was some time ago, when he was part of the super-elite who could look down on the rest of the world. You don’t need to look too far to find many politicians standing on those platforms. Those issues are never more relevant than today, [but] they are dealt with in this kind of magical world.”
Isaac also talked more about his infamous character: “I was terrified of being bland around all these incredible actors. I was around the royal family of British actors! I asked for the wig, the robes. They wanted me in a suit with ordinary hair. I tried to come up with the voice, because Alan Rickman [who played Professor Severus Snape], the greatest screen villain certainly of our age — I knew he was in it so I had to come up with a voice I thought that sounded like finger nails on a blackboard. I wanted a voice that irritated you in one syllable.”