Alan Rickman was 'frustrated' with Severus Snape
Los Angeles: The personal letters of Alan Rickman have revealed that the late actor was "frustrated" by one of his most iconic roles, Severus Snape, in the Harry Potter movies. The revelation was made in the letters that were released for an auction.
The archive was a personal collection of papers and letters that span Rickman's 40-year-long career as an actor, reported Deadline. In one particular letter, director David Heyman wrote to him, "Thank you for making HP2 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) a success. I know, at times, you are frustrated but please know that you are an integral part of the films. And you are brilliant."
A note written by the actor while working on 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince suggests he was unhappy about the lack of attention given to his character. In the note titled "Inside Snape's Head," Rickman wrote, "It's as if David Yates (director) has decided that this is not important in the scheme of things i.e teen audience appeal."
The archive, has been valued at 950,000 pounds and includes letters from the Prince Charles, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.