Why Harry Potter star was ‘frustrated’ by movies
HARRY Potter actor Alan Rickman complained about his role as Severus Snape and said he was "frustrated" by a lack of character development, a stash of personal papers has revealed.
Despite his gripes, the BAFTA-winner held onto all eight scripts from the hit series, which will be auctioned alongside letters.
One postcard, from producer David Heyman, said: "Thank you for making [Harry Potter 2] a success. I know, at times, you are frustrated but please know that you are an integral part of the films. And you are brilliant."
The actor himself wrote about the character's development.
"It's as if [director] David Yates has decided that this is not important in the scheme of things ie teen audience appeal."
Other items in the $1.68 million collection include a handwritten Christmas message from a young Daniel Radcliffe and a letter from Nicole Kidman.
Another letter from author JK Rowling, penned after 2011's Deathly Hallows Part II, said: "Had to send a line about what you wrote in the souvenir program for Hallows II. Made me very tearful.
"Thank you for doing justice to my most complex character."