It has almost been 12 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where we met Viktor Krum, Durmstrang's Triwizard champion and Hermione's first flame. Now, the actor who played the Bulgarian Quidditch player, Stan Yanevski, couldn't look more different than his popular character!
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Stan played Viktor Krum in the Harry Potter series
Stan is still acting and not only has he grown his hair long, he has some serious abs and plenty of tattoos! The star clearly still has a great relationship with his Harry Potter fans, and occasionally posts throwback snaps of his time as a wizard. In a recent post, Stan posed next to a poster of himself in his Bulgarian Quidditch uniform, writing: "#harrypotter #harrypotterworld #quidditch #beforeandafter." He also posted a throwback snap of himself in his Yule Ball outfit with his onscreen best friend, writing: "Remember us?"
Stan appeared in films four and seven
Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the franchise, recently revealed that the main cast of the films were still in touch, telling Entertainment Tonight: "We actually have a group Whatsapp which invited everyone really from the main cast from Harry Potter to come to the screening. It's a case of trying to, like, get people into the right places, but yeah, everyone has been very supportive and I'm very supported by my old co-stars. It's kind of like Pokémon. I'm trying to catch them all right now."
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She also joked about ruining takes while filming the franchise, as she would accidentally mouth along to other character's lines. Chatting to US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, she said: "You laugh! This is actually quite traumatic for me because I created issues because of this. I would ruin takes! Chris would be like, 'Cut! Emma, you're doing it again. You're mouthing Dan's lines.' And I'd be like, 'Oh! I'm sorry. So sorry. Oh, I feel so bad.' But I couldn't help myself! I was such a loser. I really loved those books, I really wanted to do my job well and I overdid it."