Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes shares his rather unique concept for a Wizarding World spin-off that would focus on his character, Lord Voldemort.
Ralph Fiennes shares his rather unique concept for a Harry Potter Voldemort spin-off. After delighting audiences for more than 20 years, the Harry Potter films not only propelled their young stars to major fame, but also established the series as one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. First released in 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone introduced audiences to Daniel Radcliffe, the boy who lived, and his destiny to one day face the dark Lord Voldemort, who orphaned him as a child.
Despite appearing in several notable roles throughout his career, Fiennes, to some, is best known for his role as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films. After first appearing as the terrifying villain in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Fiennes played the character to great acclaim in the rest of the series. More than a decade ago, the Harry Potter series came to an epic conclusion: audiences have long demanded a revival of the much-loved series, with Fiennes previously discussing his desire to play Voldemort again, sharing that he has an affection for the character.
Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort project
In a recent interview with The List to discuss his latest project The Forgiven with co-star Jessica Chastain, Fiennes once again discusses returning to the role of Lord Voldemort. When asked directly if he would play the character again, he offers his concept, but not for all ages, for a Voldemort spin-off that would focus on the villain’s relationship with his new wife. The actor then offers some interesting ideas about how magic would play a role in the couple’s relationship. You can read Fiennes and Chastain’s discussion below.
“Fiennes: I think Voldemort should reappear and there should be Voldemort’s Bride, played by Jessica Chastain.
Chastain: Okay. But then it would be a fulfilled marriage?
Fiennes: I think it would be. It would be very complicated. It would be an obsession. They would hate each other. Then they’d be together, with incredible spells. They would have amazing sex and then they would have their traumatic breakups. They’d use magic to manipulate each other and fall in love with each other.
Chastain: That sounds very interesting. Probably not suitable for children, but who cares?
Fiennes: Who cares? Right.”
Fiennes’ unique idea puts Voldemort in the foreground and offers a different take on the character. As the key antagonist in the Harry Potter films, Voldemort has since become somewhat of a pop culture staple due to his strange, skeletal appearance, making him one of the most recognizable characters in the franchise.