“Isn’t that horrific? I damaged him!”: Harry Potter Star Lied To Helena Bonham Carter After She Punctured His Eardrum By Poking Him In His Ear

"Isn't that horrific? I damaged him!": Harry Potter Star Lied To Helena Bonham Carter After She Punctured His Eardrum By Poking Him In His Ear
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Harry Potter remains a tale of friendship, courage, perseverance, and well, on-set incidents. Among the laughter and the tragedies, there have been many incidents that have rocked the world of cinema. One of these is when Helena Bonham Carter accidentally, while improvising, almost punctured her co-star’s eardrum.

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Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

Even though she plays the evil Bellatrix Lestrange, Carter is a wonderful person in real life. And after nearly making her co-star deaf with her antics, the actress felt terrible. She felt especially bad since her co-star Matthew Lewis didn’t let her know that she had actually managed to hurt him seriously.

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Helena Bonham Carter Nearly Made Harry Potter Co-star Deaf

The scene where Lestrange tortures Neville Longbottom
The scene where Lestrange tortures Neville Longbottom

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Even though Helena Bonham Carter plays the evil witch, Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter, people love her for being as terrific as she was. Not only was she perfect for bringing Lestrange to life, but she also used a lot of improvisations to make her character stand out. During one scene, she is revealed to be the one who tortured Neville Longbottom’s parents to insanity.

In that particular scene, she goes on to torture Longbottom aka Matthew Lewis’s character, poking him in the ear with her wand. However, the wand went a little too far into her co-star’s ear, making him internal bleed.

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“I did something terrible. By mistake, I poked him in his ear. I thought I could brandish the wand like a sort of Q-tip, and clean out his ear. Sort of torture it. But unfortunately, he moved toward the wand as I was prodding it. And it actually perforated his eardrum. Isn’t that horrific? I damaged him! He’s such a nice young man, he didn’t admit to me that he actually had some internal bleeding about three days later.”

Despite the near-dangerous injury, Matthew Lewis kept it a secret from the Enola Holmes star, making her feel terrible when she found out.

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Helena Bonham Carter Felt Terrible Injuring Matthew Lewis

Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange
Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange

Fortunately for Matthew Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter, Lewis’s injury was not serious but drew a lot of blood and pain. While Lewis tried to keep it a secret from his Harry Potter co-star, she eventually found out and felt absolutely wrecked to know her little improvisation caused such pain to her young co-star.

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“That was bad. I was mortified actually… That was terrible. I felt really mortified.”

While there are injuries on the set usually, this one particular incident was more harrowing to Carter.

The Harry Potter movies can be streamed on Amazon Prime.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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