The Harry Potter Movies' Grossest Foe Was ... Baby Teeth

During a recent interview promoting the upcoming TV series Miracle Workers, Daniel Radcliffe's co-star on the new show revealed that during the filming of the early Harry Potter films, the films' crew had casts made of the young actors teeth. Though it may sound odd, or even a bit creepy, it was actually done for a totally logical reason.

After making sure Radcliffe was fine with the story being shared, Karan Soni revealed some behind the scenes magic the films' crews would perform to ensure continuity when it came to the young cast's smiles. "When they were doing the earlier movies, because their teeth were falling out, they would have a cast made of all their teeth," Soni said, "so that if one fell out, they would have a prop tooth put in so they could keep filming."

"You've got a set of twenty 10-year-olds," Radcliffe added, "so they just cast everybody's mouth."

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Debuting in 2001, the Harry Potter film series grew to become the 3rd biggest film franchise of all time. The eight films released have earned a combined $7.7 billion worldwide box office, a feat that led to Warner Bros. taming with creator J.K. Rowling to create the immensely popular prequel franchise, Fantastic Beasts.

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Created by Simon Rich, Miracle Workers stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Jon Bass, Karan Soni, Sasha Compere, and Lolly Adefope. It is scheduled to premiere on February 12 on TBS.

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