With the filming of the two sequels of J.K. Rowling's last book 'Deathly Hallows' about to wrap up, its three stars, who have practically grown up on the movie set, are getting ready to venture out into the bigger world - Surprisingly enough, each one of them is about to pursue something you would very much associate with their book character.
Dan Radcliffe, A.K.A. Harry Potter
After 9 years of magical spells, Quidditch matches and Triwizard tournaments, Dan is ready to work on solid ground again and get closer to 'muggles'.
The 20-year old handsome actor is currently trying out for the lead role in a remake of the Tony - Award winning musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without Trying' - If successful, he will not only leave the camera, but also his hometown, England and head over to New York, a move that will definitely be welcomed by his American fans.
As would be typical of someone as staid and responsible as Harry Potter, Radcliffe has been getting ready for his new career for some time now.
Besides taking ballet and dance lessons, he has already tried live theater with a performance in a play called Equus, which played to full-houses in West End (London) and Broadway (New York) and won him a lot of critical acclaim.
Emma Watson A.K.A Hermione Granger
True to her character as the brilliant Hermione Granger in the book series, Emma Watson is moving on to something intellectual!
Leaving her glamorous movie career behind, the 17-year old straight 'A' student recently moved to America to start as a freshman at the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island.
While she will don the robes and wave her wand one more time, to wrap-up the 'Deathly Hollows' movies, Emma who is studying literature, is hoping to leave all her fame behind, and just be known as the 'girl from England' - Way to go Emma!
Rupert Grint A.K.A. Ron Weasley
While Ron Weasely was always broke in the book series, in real life the 21-year old has done quite well, thanks to his earnings from Harry Potter - and he is not shy to flaunt it. The red-haired youngster, who seems to have no current plans beyond playing golf, seems to have a penchant for expensive properties and has accumulated two country mansions and one large city home, all worth almost $18mm USD.
His latest acquisition, a 22-acre 18th Century manor house in Hertfordshire, England, has five reception areas, six bedroom suites and two guest cottages. In addition, the amazing house has two swimming pools - one in the house and one outside.
While the three can and will lead different lives hereon, and may become even more successful in their future careers, they will always be remembered as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasely!
sources: USAtoday, Dailymail.co.uk