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David Tennant Felt Like A Stranger In Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Not every role holds the same weight for each acting professional. For one reason or another, there are projects more memorable than others. The brilliant Scottish actor David Tennant has no shortage of iconic movie and TV roles under his belt: from the Tenth Doctor on "Doctor Who, to Alec Hardy on "Broadchurch" to Killgrave on "Jessica Jones" to Crowley on "Good Omens." With such an astounding career, it is not difficult to forget that Tennant played a minor role in the "Harry Potter" franchise: Death Eater Barty Crouch Jr. in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

Despite not having a lot of screen time, taking into consideration that Barty is for the majority of the movie disguised as the Auror and that year's Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, Tennant is nevertheless incredible in the small role, fully bringing out the villainous side of the evil wizard who tortured Neville Longbottom's parents until they were driven insane. But how did Tennant feel as part of such a large and popular franchise while having such few — albeit intense — scenes?

A visitor on set

Three years ago, Tennant decided to go on Reddit to allow fans to ask him whatever they wanted. "Ask Me Anything!" the title of the post read. And indeed, Tennant took the time to quench fans' curiosity concerning diverse topics related to his career. With humility and good humor, Tennant answered fans' queries, even the silliest ones: "David, as a decent person, a father & a British man, how do you feel about the fact that you had to microwave tea in Broadchurch?" To this unbelievably serious question, the actor replied, "I was REHEATING the tea, not microwaving it from cold. I'm not an animal."

Another fan, u/mrtum3000 questioned Tennant about his relatively minor role in the huge "Harry Potter" franchise and whether he held any fond memories of his time working on it. To this query, Tennant revealed that his perspective was almost that of an outsider of sorts: "I wasn't on Harry Potter for all that long. I think I did 10 days or so over a year, so I always felt a bit like a visitor. But it was great to be part of something so extraordinary. They only gave me a little chair though, so when everyone was sat around Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman and Daniel Radcliffe all towered over me in these fancy cast chairs. Still a pleasure to be there though."

Despite only being there for 10 days and outrageously being given a little chair, Tennant still found enthusiasm in acting on the magical sets of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." As the actor said during the film's premiere, "To be part of it, even briefly, is the most exhilarating thing."