David Tennant Details His Not-So-Perfect Experience on Harry Potter Set
Looks like the famous actor felt a little strange on the set of Goblet of Fire.
The Harry Potter film franchise has managed to accumulate an immense amount of talent in front of and behind the camera, as almost every famous British actor has starred in the story of the boy who lived.
With names like Maggie Smith, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, and Ralph Fiennes firmly associated with the film series, it's easy to forget that some other iconic actors graced the screen as J. K. Rowling's characters, and not everyone is aware that David Tennant played a small but very memorable role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
In the fourth installment, Tennant portrays Death Eater Barty Crouch Jr. — a rather memorable villain who was disguised as Professor Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody for most of the film, which really limited the actor's screen time.
And because the character's true face was only revealed at the end of the film, most casual fans don't even remember Tennant starring in it. But despite his minor involvement in the project, David Tennant has something to say about his time on the set.
'I wasn't on Harry Potter for all that long. I think I did 10 days or so over a year, so I always felt a bit like a visitor. But it was great to be part of something so extraordinary. They only gave me a little chair though, so when everyone was sat around Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman and Daniel Radcliffe all towered over me in these fancy cast chairs. Still a pleasure to be there though,' Tennant revealed during his Reddit AMA.
It looks like the actor had a great time on the set of Harry Potter but failed to really get along with the rest of the cast due to his limited time on the project. Still, people loved to hear his anecdote about set chairs, joking that, thanks to the actor's amazing work on Doctor Who and Jessica Jones, Tennant certainly deserves a throne, not a small chair.
All in all, fans of the actor were overjoyed to learn more about Tennant's experience on the Harry Potter set, as he rarely addressed that part of his illustrious resume.