Blake Lively Proves She's a Real 'Harry Potter' Nerd on the 'Tonight Show'
By Rachel McRady
Turns out, Blake Lively’s a regular Hermione Granger when it comes to naming Harry Potter characters! The 28-year-old actress tested her knowledge of the popular franchise during Monday night’s episode of the Tonight Show, in a game of “Know It All” against host Jimmy Fallon.
Clad in an off-the-shoulder royal blue maternity gown, The Shallows star selected the “Harry Potter Characters” category first, teasing, “Well, I feel like Jimmy would probably know a lot about Harry Potter characters.”
Fallon tried to claim he actually did know a lot about the famed series, but Lively quickly challenged him, asking, “Have you read all the books? Have you watched the movies? Recently?”
Clearly stressed about the game, the pregnant actress appeared jumpy and excited, shouting, “Wait! Who goes first?”
Once that was all settled, the opponents had to go back and forth, naming as many Harry Potter characters as they could before the buzzer went out.
Fallon went for the easy ones like Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Hagrid while Lively named Filch, Professor Umbridge, Cornelius Fudge, and Buckbeak. When she shouted out, “Hedwig,” Fallon challenged her saying that wasn’t a real character’s name. Clearly, he wasn’t familiar with Harry’s pet owl (RIP).
They went on to try out other categories like “Spanish Words” and “Four-Letter Words” – in which Lively tried to reason that “shoot” was a four-letter word because she was censoring herself for TV. But nothing compared to the first magical category.
This isn’t the first time that Lively has owned up to her Potter obsession. Back in April she showed off her Deathly Hallows manicure on Instagram, writing, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”