Alan Rickman may have died in 2016, but his musings about his Hollywood career are just coming to light.
His journals are set to be published in a book, “Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman,” out Oct. 18, and the actor had no filter when journaling.
The “Harry Potter” actor was a major part of the magical franchise, and wrote that some of his older castmates — including the iconic Maggie Smith — didn’t have large enough roles in the films.
In a series of excerpts published by the Guardian, he called his adult co-stars “glorified extras.”
“There could be a new agency called Glorified Extras,” he quipped. “It would include Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Robert Hardy, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Frances de la Tour, never mind the kids.”
Rickman starred as professor Severus Snape in the series’ eight films, spanning from 2001 until 2011.
However, in 2002, Rickman wanted to quit the series and move on to do other films.
He later signed on for more “Harry Potter” movies in 2006, following his treatment for prostate cancer.
Elsewhere in his journals, the “Die Hard” actor described his contempt for the younger stars of the “Potter” franchise — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
He penned: “These kids need directing. They don’t know their lines and Emma’s diction is this side of Albania at times.”
Rickman also believed that Radcliffe, now 33, would not have success as an actor following their series.
“Corridor with Dan Radcliffe. He’s so concentrated now. Serious and focused – but with a sense of fun. I still don’t think he’s really an actor but he will undoubtedly direct/produce,” the “Dogma” star wrote.
Rickman reportedly once spilled a major “Harry Potter” spoiler during dinner with a friend, comedian Eddie Izzard.
“Alan had started playing Professor Snape from the Harry Potter films,” Izzard, 60, told the Guardian this month. “He portrayed him with an intense and brittle spirit. I asked if Snape continued in future stories.
“ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘the latest book has just come out, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,”’ then he quietly added: ‘And I — I am the Half-Blood Prince,’ ” Izzard recalled.
The comedian remembered the meet-up taking place in 2003, but “The Half-Blood Prince,” the second-to-last book of the series, was released in 2005.