In a teaser ahead of the Sky Max and HBO Max reunion show “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts,” Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he had a crush on co-star Helena Bonham Carter when he was a teenager filming the Harry Potter movies, as per Daily Mail. No one could have guessed that the actor behind Harry Potter would ever imagine himself in a romantic light with one of his character’s enemies, Bellatrix Lestrange, but this is exactly what happened.
Radcliffe wasn’t bothered in the least by the 23-year age difference either. When the cast completed the final scene of the eighth Harry Potter film, the “Kill Your Darlings” star sent Carter a love letter, in which he wrote, “It was a pleasure being your co-star.” He added that he loved her and wished he had been born sooner so he could have a “chance” with her.
In an interview he conducted with Carter in 2012, Radcliffe began flirting a bit when he approached the subject of her character in the Harry Potter movies, as per Interview Magazine. Radcliffe commented that Lastrange was “one of the scariest characters” in the franchise, adding, “But I think it’s fair to say that she is very playful and quite sexy as well.” Carter told her co-star that she had to invent the villain’s character a bit. “So I think, Okay, I’ve got to be scary,” she said. “But then also … you want to have fun being naughty.”