The Weasley twins in the Harry Potter franchise were definitely a fan favorite. In the Potterverse, Fred and George Weasley are known for their humor and disregard for authority. But what about the twins that actually play these roles? Well, you will be happy to know that they do not stray far away from their characters. From trolling reporters to a hilarious sibling rivalry, the twins are much alike the comedic duo they play in the films. Here is our list of 22 Moments That Show The Phelps Twins Really Are The Weasley Twins In Real Life
1. A Classic:
In an interview, a reporter asked the twins an incredibly foolish question. She asked the twins if they were actually real twins or they just looked alike. The Phelps brother did not let this hilarious opportunity go and replied that they are not real twins but actually met at an audition. The reporter further added that it was lucky for the producers that the twins are so alike.
2.There’s the cast, and there are the twins:
Reporters asked the cast of Harry Potter in a press meeting which book they would carry along with them if they were stranded on an island. Emma Watson answered that she would carry the Bible or Jinny cooper, while Radcliffe said that he would carry The Old Man and The Sea. One of the twins, however, showed his wit and answered, “How to build a raft.” It’s tough not to love these guys.
3. The memories:
After the movie series ended, the twins were in an interview along with Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley. The reporter asked them what it was like being in the great hall, and the twins answered that it was weird as it held so many memories. James Phelps further added, “like I died right there”, while pointing at a location in the hall.
4. A hard question
In a fan meet-up, a fan asked the Phelps twins which one was better looking. James Phelps said that he looked better, and Oliver Phelps corrected him and said that they were identical twins. Then right after saying that, he whispered that he was definitely the better-looking one.
5. Hilarious sibling dynamics:
During a scene in the Goblet of Fire, the fourth Harry Potter film, the Hogwarts’ students receive a dancing lesson by Ms. McGonagall. In the scene, she chooses Ron Weasley or Rupert to dance with her, to teach the students. Rupert told the twins not to say anything during this embarrassing moment, and the twins did the exact opposite.
6. A classic mismatch:
During an interview, Tom Felton, who played Draco in the series, was asked by a reporter who he would bring back from the dead from the Harry Potter characters. He was sitting with the Phelps brothers and answered George. A series of laughter followed.
7. Helpful advice
In a tweet by Oliver Phelps, he suggested all students to study for their upcoming exams. He added that he wouldn’t be riding a firecracker dragon, so they should remember to study.
8. A hilarious reply
A fan in 2015 tweeted a picture to Oliver Phelps where he faded one of the twins he thought had died in the films. Oliver Phelps corrected him on Twitter and replied in a hilarious way that he faded out the wrong twin.
In an interview, the twins were asked separately which famous person they would like to spend a day with. James kindly replied that he would choose his brother, and then Oliver was asked the same question to which he replied David Beckham.
10.The secret to the twins’ acting:
In an interview, the twins were asked if it was tough to play 18-years-olds in a film while they were 23 years old. Oliver replied, “Not if you are as immature as we are.”
11. The best parts of the Hogwarts Express:
During an interview, the twins were sitting in a coach in the Hogwarts express with a green screen on the window. They suddenly saw their character flying on brooms. When Oliver saw his character, he said, “ Now there is a good looking guy.” After that James’s, character showed up, and he said,” Now there’s a better looking guy.”
12. The best picture of the twins:
There is a picture floating on the internet of the twin brothers outside a toy store with their arms full of toys. This picture is hilarious, and who knows they are probably carrying some prank toys with them too.
13. Always coming in second
An interviewer asked Oliver how he felt that Fred always came first. Oliver answered, “ I cry about it every night.”
14. They move in sync
There is a video of the twins from the Dallas comic con where they move exactly in sync while sitting down. Was it a prank, or are the twins telekinetically identical too? We will never know.
15. Good influence on kids:
A reporter asked the twins if their shenanigans on the big screen were a good influence on kids. The twins replied, “No!” immediately.
16. Better half?
In an interview, Oliver introduced himself as one of the better halves of the Weasley twins.
17. The door slam:
In a behind-the-scenes peek, there is a scene where one of the twins wait outside the trailer just to slam the door when the other twin is ready to come out.
18. A good cause:
There is a picture of James Phelps dressed as lady gaga to raise money for a charity, which is hilarious.
19. Anything from the trolley?
There is a video clip of the twins walking in the Hogwarts express while one of them mimics the voice of an old lady and says,” Anything from the trolley dear?” The other twin immediately says, “Oh shut up”.
20. A fun day:
There is a hilarious picture of James sitting on a kids’ cart, while Matthew Lewis drives him around.
21. Broom goes zoom
There is a funny picture of Oliver sitting on a broom while acting in front of a green screen, which is hilarious.
22. Wholesome duo:
An Interviewer asked the twins what their perfect date would be. Oliver replied, “I would love to go to the three broomsticks pub and then quidditch if I could, because I love my sport.”