Why Does Cedric Hold His Wand Differently in Harry Potter? Robert Pattinson explains.

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Robert Pattinson explains why Cedric Diggory unusually wields his wand. With two major projects, Pattinson has successfully returned to more mainstream fare. After occupying the independent sphere for several years. He and John David Washington co-starred in Christopher Nolan’s time-bending Tenet in 2020. And Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne in The Batman next month. In his post-Edward Cullen career, the former Twilight star has done extremely well.

Pattinson’s big break came in the Harry Potter franchise, where he played a brief but pivotal role. He played Cedric Diggory, the first Hogwarts champion in the Triwizard Tournament, in the 2005 film The Goblet of Fire. Cedric was portrayed as a dedicated and courageous student. And when he died at the end of Goblet of Fire’s climactic scene. He became Harry Potter’s first major onscreen loss. Wormtail (Timothy Spall), Voldemort’s servant, dispatches him without hesitation.

Cedric doesn’t hold his wand out normally in the final moments of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as fans will recall. He instead holds it in both hands and fires it like a weapon. In a video with GQ, Pattinson recently reflected on that moment. Admitting that he chose that stance because the normal way of holding a wand felt dorky. He expressed himself as follows:

“I know holding a wand and thinking that holding it like a magic wand felt so weird. So I’m holding it with two hands like a gun, pretending to be in a Die Hard movie. [Laughs] I’m pretty sure I’m looking down through a viewfinder with one eye closed.”

Holding a wand in real life is unlikely to provide the same level of magic as it appears onscreen without the use of CGI or practical effects. Holding a wand out with one hand in Pattinson’s Harry Potter scene might not have conveyed Cedric’s defensiveness. Although it’s debatable whether Pattinson’s chosen stance would have been effective in a duel, it certainly stood out among Harry Potter’s wand-waving. You could even say it’s a character quirk for Cedric; perhaps his father taught him how to hold himself in a duel!

Cedric’s death would have long-lasting consequences for the titular boy wizard. Despite Pattinson’s brief appearance in the Harry Potter franchise. It also appeared to help Pattinson’s career, as the Twilight creative team chose to invite him to audition based on Harry Potter images. With only a brief appearance, he managed to leave his mark on the franchise, despite his odd wand-holding choices. Pattinson will always be a Hufflepuff in the minds of fans, even though he’s moved on from his role as Cedric Diggory.

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