Daniel Radcliffe's Favorite Harry Potter Movie Isn't a Fan Favorite

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John Sciulli, Getty Images for Turner

For Potterheads, choosing a favorite Harry Potter movie kind of feels like picking a favorite child: you say you can't play favorites, but deep down you do. Franchise star Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. Harry Potter himself, is no exception. In a recent interview with WIRED, the actor—whose new TBS series Miracle Workers premieres this week—revealed his favorite film in the franchise … and it just may surprise you.

"I love the last one [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2], but I also really love the fifth [film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix], which is not a lot of people's favorite," the 29-year-old said. "I love it because of the relationship between Harry and Sirius Black."

In addition to explaining that part of his partiality toward Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is that "you get a lot of Gary Oldman in that movie," (Oldman portrayed Sirius Black, Harry's godfather), Radcliffe also said that it was the most enjoyable filming experience. "That was my favorite one. Probably to film as well. We had a really, really good time making that one. Five or seven, part two," the actor added.

Radcliffe is not alone; no true Harry Potter fan would find it easy to narrow the series down to just one film.

Bran Reveals Meaning of the Three-Eyed Raven and How That Impacts Future of Westeros

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Earlier this year, Night King actor Vladimir Furdik confirmed that his Game of Thrones character "has a target he wants to kill," and it appears that last night's episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," may have revealed who that person is: Bran Stark, who is now the Three-Eyed Raven. In a meeting before the dead march on Winterfell, Bran says, “He’ll come for me. He’s tried before. Many times, with many Three-eyed Ravens.”

When explaining why it's him the Night King wants, Bran revealed what the Three-Eyed Raven does, and what his death would mean for Westeros.

According to Bran, the Night King's goal is "An endless night. He wants to erase this world." Bran goes on to say, "I am its memory," referring to the fact that he, as the Three-Eyed Raven, knows everything that has happened in the history of Westeros. To this, Sam Tarly replies, "Memories don’t come from books. And your stories aren’t just stories. If I wanted to erase the world of men, I’d start with you.”

The Night King was able to get his hands on Bran in a vision, and Bran is permanently marked from the encounter, which means the Night King always knows where he is. Now, Bran—guarded by Theon—will serve as bait to lure the Night King into Winterfell.

Could this be foreshadowing the fact that Bran won't see the end of the season? We'll just have to wait and see what's coming in episode three and beyond.

Game of Thrones's Episode 3 Teaser May Contain a Hidden Message from Daenerys to Jon

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Season 8, episode 2 of Game of Thrones, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," had its fair share of moments that could have given away hints for episodes to come, like in the writers' decision to include "Jenny's Song," or in Jon Snow telling Daenerys Targaryen that they're related.

One fan theory about the fate of Westeros, however, comes from the previews for next week's episode. Posted by Reddit user IgnorantSportsFan, the theory centers around one pivotal line uttered during a conversation between Daenerys and Jon: "The dead are already here."

"That line happens between Dany and Jon, and felt super significant—but we already see the army of the dead, felt it was too obvious to be their reaction to them," the theory begins."Then it clicked: The crypt is full of dead people. All episode they keep repeating and emphasizing how safe it was in the crypt, but its GOT and we cannot have nice things. So is it possible we have old Starks rising from the crypts? Or is that too far fetched?"

The theory certainly adds up, emphasized by the reminder that there were clips included of Arya Stark fighting in the crypts.

Could the dead be rising in the crypts of Winterfell as the White Walkers rapidly approach? We'll find out soon.

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