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Why David Thewlis Who Played Remus Lupin Did Not Attend The Harry Potter Reunion?

With a lot of humor, David Thewlis, who portrayed Remus Lupin, 'revealed' the reason why he did not attend the Harry Potter reunion. (hint: he is loony)

By Ingrid Mateos

- January 04 , 2022 - 15:03 hs
David Thewlis, Remus Lupin

David Thewlis, Remus Lupin (AP, Warner Bros)

The Harry Potter reunion happened, gathering most of the beloved actors and actresses of the saga. Starting with the golden trio Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint to Alfonso Cuaron who was the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, many were the stars that made a little bit of time on the schedules to make a special appearance.

However, not everyone made it and there were some Harry Potter actors who did not attend the special reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise. We have for example Maggie Smith, who has not officially revealed why she did not attend, or Julie Walters, who declared that was retiring after a cancer diagnosis was revealed. Another actor who did not attend the Harry Potter reunion was Michael Gambon, who played Albus Dumbledore who is rumored to be suffering from memory loss.

READ MORE: Why Michael Gambon Did Not Attend The Harry Potter Reunion? 

Fortunately for the Potterheads, there are others who are joking about the whole situation as to why they did not attend, and the clear example is David Thewlis who portrayed Remus Lupin, member of the Marauders, friend of James Potter, and later husband of Nymphadora Tonks.

READ MORE: Why Julie Walters Did Not Attend The Harry Potter Reunion?

Well, David Thewlis who apart from being part of the Harry Potter saga, has portrayed other significant roles in amazing films like 'Total Eclipse' with Leonardo DiCaprio, 'WonderWoman' and more recently in the drama series 'Landscapers' with Olivia Colman, has revealed the reason why he did not attend the Harry Potter reunion.

If you are wondering why David Thewlis did not attend the Harry Potter reunion, He gave us the whole 'Marauders' vibe with his humor.

Why David Thewlis Did Not Attend The Harry Potter Reunion?

David Thewlis revealed to his fans the reason why he did not attend the Harry Potter reunion. Shared to his more than 265k fans on social media, the actor shared a picture where we can see him 'crying' and addressing the issue.

“Many of you have been asking why I was not present at the recent HP cast reunion.” David Thewlis captioned. “Well, last year, as some of you may recall, I foolishly posted what I thought was an amusing picture of a Lupin action figure to which I had attached some comically large feet.”

He added “It seems I did this on a sensitive anniversary, upsetting many. This led to an enormous number of fans (and some cast members) taking to the streets in protest and signing a petition demanding that I be banned from any future Potter celebrations. In my defence it was my wife’s idea. I did not realize the significance of the date and following the advice of my legal team the post has since been removed. I hope that has cleared things up.”

David Thewlis Instagram

Fans obviously found this hilarious, although there were others who took the post seriously and replied that they wanted to know more about this 'scandal.'

To make matters more hilarious, David Thewlis shared another post announcing that there was now a “new social media management team” who will help him out with his posts and then, added the picture of a Remus Lupin Funko Pop with huge large feet. While David Thewlis did not reveal the real reason, he has three upcoming projects. Enola Holmes 2, which is currently filming, The Amazing Maurice which is in production, Avatar 3 is in post-production.

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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