- During an interview with BuzzFeed, Daniel Radcliffe said the death of Sirius Black (played by Gary Oldman) was the hardest death to get over in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise.
- The actor explained that the moment was tragic because he “adored” working with Oldman and didn’t know if he would get the chance to do so again.
- Radcliffe added that “the character’s death just comes so out of the blue as well” and “was a real shocker.”
During an interview with BuzzFeed, the actor said that the death of Sirius Black (played by Gary Oldman) in “Order of the Phoenix” was the “definitely the hardest” for more than one reason.
“At the time, I didn’t know if I’d be working with Gary Oldman again, and that was very sad, and I adored Gary, and working with him was an incredibly formative experience in my life,” Radcliffe explained.
The 29-year-old went on to say that “the character’s death just comes so out of the blue as well” and “was a real shocker.”
In the fifth instalment of the franchise, Sirius – Harry’s godfather – was killed by cousin Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. In the scene, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and Luna ended up in the Ministry’s death chamber and encountered the veil that separates the living from the dead.
Sirius died after Bellatrix struck him with a curse that sent him falling through the veil. Years later, Harry paid tribute to Sirius by naming his first son James Sirius Potter.
Watch the video below (Radcliffe talks about Sirius’ death at 1:51).