So last night the Kingdom donned their 3D glasses and had their collective worlds rocked by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. As posted here, the characters, books, and films of the Potter franchise hold a place in the Kingdom's hearts like no other. Expectations were high...and they were met.
As if Alan Rickman's brilliant turn as Severus Snape wasn't enough reason to love him, yesterday I caught this little interview. Leave it to the mature adult to deliver such an earnest and on point message about what it really takes to succeed in entertainment, or anything else for that matter...jump to the 1 min. 55 sec. mark, then show to your kids every time they want to blow off homework, piano practice, chores, etc.
P.S. - Rickman played the totally swoon-worthy Colonel Brandon in the 1995 film, Sense and Sensibility. Watch it and see how many Harry Potter cast members appear with him in this film as well.