Everyone has heard about the many pairs of glasses that Harry Potter actor, Daniel Radcliffe, went through during his eight years as “the boy who lived,” but what about his wands? In an interview for the Youtube series, Hot Ones, Radcliffe shared the reason why he continually required replacements for his very one of a kind wand throughout the series.
We all know that this boy wizard was straight magic from the get go… but fans will be interested to note that little Harry was quite the amateur musician.
“The wands I broke a lot because I would just like drum on my legs with it all the time,” said Radcliffe. “So, once every three or four weeks, it would weaken to the point where it just snapped. So, I would say I was very sorry to the prop master, and he would give me a look like, ‘Please stop drumming.'”
He also shared that the rumors of breaking hundreds of pairs of glasses on set was a gross exaggeration. However, more than a few pairs had to be tried out at the onset of filming the series as Radcliffe realized he was allergic to the original metal which was used.