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It’s been 12 years since the first Harry Potter movie hit theaters, and you’d think Oliver and James Phelps, who played George and Fred Weasley, have seen it all. But in New York City for a few days to sign autographs at Harry Potter: The Exhibition (open through April 7 at Discovery Times Square), they shared a fan first: “One girl came in with a toilet seat,” James says, in honor of their characters’ penchant for blowing up toilets in the books. “I’d love to have seen her just walking through Times Square carrying a toilet seat.” Jokes Oliver: “I don’t know if it was screwed on, or if she bought it on the way here.” Either way, they signed it, and they agree the bar has now been raised.
These days, James is hoping to do more theater after making his stage debut earlier this month in the comedy The Boy Who Was Woody Allen (and planning to smuggle 3 Musketeers bars and boxes of Lucky Charms back to the UK), while Oliver is enjoying doing some travel writing for his website JopWorld.com (and prefers to collect sports jerseys on his trips — thank you, Rangers). But they still happily posed by their costumes and wands for EW.com and took a few of our questions:
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