Matthew Lewis, who played Gryffindor student Neville Longbottom, weighed in by calling the mix-up "legit hilarious." We hope the editors aren't being too hard on themselves right now, as the prank-loving Weasley twins often pretended to be one another.
While the entire family quickly became fan favorites, the goofiness of twins Fred (James Phelps) and George (Oliver Phelps) instantly won the hearts of many just as fast. Whenever they showed up throughout the movies, they never failed to bring a smile to your face while they were on-screen. Whether it be in the form of a prank at home or school or running their joke shop, these boys were typically up to no good.
A short and bittersweet scene. Knowing what's to come after this sweet brotherly moment makes this all the more soul-crushing. It's a brief moment between the twins, lasting no more than ten seconds, but it made a lasting impact among fans.
To quote Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), in one of their more "pathetically dimwitted" plans during their time at Hogwarts, the twins tried to trick the Goblet of Fire in order to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. While they failed, it made for a brilliantly funny scene that quickly followed.
"I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good." It's almost like their catchphrase, considering they were typically doing just that in every movie. But it's also the way to unlock the secrets of the Marauder's Map. In The Prisoner of Azkaban, the twins gave Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) the map they'd been using to sneak around since their first year. In passing the map down to Harry, they helped to unleash endless possibilities for him to sneak around just like they had done for years. Any time the boys were up to mischief was enough to make you smile, especially when encouraging others to join in on their fun. Mischief managed, indeed.
It certainly didn't come as a surprise to see the twins incorporate jokes and pranks into a career. And the opening of their joke shop, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, was a brilliant way for them to do just that.
After comforting a crying boy, Fred and George swiftly came up with a plan for the kids under her power in the best way they knew how. With a classic Weasley twins prank. They interrupted the O.W.L. exams with a brilliant fireworks display. The pure joy radiating from the twins and everyone in the room was enough to bring a smile to your face, but the look of annoyance on Umbridge's face as her wall of rules fell was a huge bonus. Ending with a fire-cracking "W" in the sky, this was an incredibly proud moment to be a Weasley.
James and Oliver Phelps, who starred as the Weasley twins Fred and George in the "Harry Potter" movies, didn't know which brother they were playing until five minutes before the first movie's readthrough.
The end of Harry Potter's saga proved to be bittersweet for the many fans who followed his journey at Hogwarts, answering our questions yet leaving us to bid adieu to our favorite characters. Fred and George Weasley, for instance. The mischievous twins gave us some of the biggest laughs in the series, but they were also the source of some of our tears, particularly with the sad loss of Fred during the Battle of Hogwarts.
J.K. Rowling has answered many fan questions regarding the fate of her characters following the events at the Battle of Hogwarts, since the book only reveals the future of a handful of main characters. Here are some of the things we learned about the Weasley twins.