James and Oliver Phelps might be best known for playing the wisecracking Weasley twins in the Harry Potter franchise, but the two couldn't look more different five years after the release of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.
The 30-year-old brothers took a walk down memory lane earlier this week as they joined their old co-stars Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch and Warwick Davis to celebrate the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles.
The twins, who dyed their hair red for ten years while portraying Fred and George Weasley, looked completely unlike their onscreen personas with their natural brunette hair. Oliver parted his hair to the side while James wore his spiked up.
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The twins were unrecognisable as they celebrated the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The pair teased their old adversary from the film, Tom, who played snooty Slytherin student Draco Malfoy. Taking a sneaky photo of him while in an interview, Oliver captioned the photo: "Oh sweet lord it's @t22felton!!! #heartthrob."
James shared a photo of the Hogwarts castle spectacularly lit up, writing: "Nice new addition to the LA skyline don't you think? #hogwartscomestohollywood."
The twins spoke to EW about the questions they still have to ask the Harry Potter series creator JK Rowling, with James jokily asking: "why me?!" in reference to the tragic death of his character, Fred. Oliver wanted to know about his character George's future after his twin's death, particularly in regards to Fred and George's joke shop business.
The twins turned 30 earlier this year
He said: "I think with George, it would probably be what does he do with the company. Like, does he expand it? Or does he just keep it as homage to his brother? Or does he go, we’re going to open it up elsewhere?"
L.A.'s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially opened to the public this week, and includes a snowy Hogsmeade village, the Hogwarts Express and an Owlery, along with the Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head pub, which will serve magic-themed beverages including Butterbeer.