‘Harry Potter’ Weasley twins go back to brown and hit up Hollywood

Meriah Doty
Movie TalkJuly 6, 2012

Perhaps you didn't realize that the red-headed Weasley twins of the "Harry Potter" film franchise are actually brunette.

After more than ten years of coloring their hair, the twins, James and Oliver Phelps, now 26 years old, have retired their hair dye and hopped across the pond to Hollywood with dreams of breaking into the industry all over again.

And they are more than happy with their updated 'do [via the Daily Mail]:

We miss a lot of things about doing 'Harry Potter,' but dyeing our hair isn't one of them... I'm a Birmingham City fan and I was at a match with my friends and they were asking me if I wanted to get a drink afterwards. 'I said: "I can't — I've got to get my roots done" and everyone in the crowd turned to look at me. There's a time and a place to talk about your hair and a football match probably isn't one of them.'--James

Known for pulling pranks on set -- even changing their names around to confuse cast and crew during rehearsals -- James and Oliver's "Harry Potter" alter egos where famous for copying each other in every way possible. But time spent on movie sets didn't seem to spoil their formative years [also via the Daily Mail]:

When we were making and promoting the films we had to understand grown-up kind of things about how hotels worked, what we needed when traveling, stuff about airports, motorways, that kind of thing. But I wouldn't say we lost out on our childhood — it just added to it. --Oliver

[Photos: First 'Harry Potter' film movie stills]

Now that they've moved to the U.S. to take a crack at Tinseltown , the identical twins, just 13 minutes apart in age, have settled close to the beach in nearby Santa Monica, CA.

Competitive with each other in games and gaining the highest number of Twitter followers, one can only hope their likely impending competition over acting roles doesn't spoil their seemingly earnest brotherly love.


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