Diaries Show Alan Rickman Wanted to Quit Harry Potter

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Alan Rickman left an impressive film resume behind after his passing in 2016 - with films like "Die Hard", "Love, Actually" and "Galaxy Quest" showing his incredible range. But the role he is most well-known for is as Hogwart's professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise - and recently uncovered diary entries written by the actor show that he was ready to exit the series after the second film.

Those diary entries - compiled into a book entitled "Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman" shows a frustrated Rickman petitioning agents to leave the franchise. By the time the fifth movie in the series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" came about, Rickman seemed resigned to his fate of playing the iconic wizard. "The argument that wins is the one that says: ‘See it through. It’s your story.'". 

It seems one thing helped him see the role through to the end: the revelation that his character had been in love with Harry Potter's mother, Lily - a fact told to him early on by Potter author J.K. Rowling. “I have finished reading the last Harry Potter book,” a July 2007 entry said. “Snape dies heroically, Potter describes him to his children as one of the bravest men he ever knew and calls his son Albus Severus. This was a genuine rite of passage. One small piece of information from [JK] Rowling seven years ago – Snape loved Lily – gave me a cliff edge to hang on to,” he added. The book is available at bookstores and by download October 4th.

Source: NY Post 

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