Daniel Radcliffe was still very, very young when he starred in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, playing a character that was already beloved by fans.
It was a lot of pressure to take on, and at the same time, the actor also had to deal with a rather frightening experience for a child.
During the filming of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Daniel Radcliffe had an allergy attack. Not once, but twice.
In an interview with Empire, producer David Heyman said that they started shooting Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone around the last scene.
At that moment, they discovered that Daniel Radcliffe had an allergy to the contact lenses they were trying to experiment with.
Yes, the actor almost had to wear contact lenses. It turns out that his eyes are blue, while Harry Potter has green eyes in the books.
“I’ll never forget the first day on set, when we were shooting the last scene of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when Harry says goodbye to Hagrid at the train station.”
“Dan was wearing contact lenses to make his eyes green, but he had an allergic reaction to them.”
“His eyes became very red and swollen. We had to take out the contact lenses. We even thought about making your eyes green digitally, but we thought it wouldn’t be necessary.”
Daniel Radcliffe had two allergies on set
That wasn’t the only problem. Interestingly, Daniel Radcliffe himself revealed that he was also allergic to Harry Potter’s glasses.
This caused spots to appear on his face, around his eyes, and it took some time for them to realize that this was coming from the glasses.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is now available on HBO Max.
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