The young cast of Harry Potter all realised they were turning into their on-screen characters when they had to write an essay for new director ALFONSO CUARON.

Cuaron set his young charges - Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and EMMA WATSON - the task of writing about their characters when he took control of the third installment of the children's fantasy series, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN.

However, according to Radcliffe, who plays Harry, the exercise merely showed him and his co-stars that they had started to resemble their Potter roles.

He laughs, "We had to write an essay on our characters which was really funny because the way we did it was exactly how our characters would do it.

"I did it like Harry, just a page of writing, Rupert didn't do it in the end and Emma wrote 16 pages. So we were like, 'Oh God, we've all become scarily like our characters!'"

27/04/2004 14:05