In a recent interview, Bonnie Wright – who portrayed Ginny Weasley in the Potter films – was questioned about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie based on the book by Newt Scamander. This is especially exciting after the recent news that the series, penned by author J.K. Rowling, will consist of three “megamovies.” She also spoke about the out-of-context comments from Rowling regarding her thoughts on which character Hermione should have ended up with.
When asked about Fantastic Beasts, Bonnie confirmed that Ginny would likely not have a role in the film series, stating,
It’s going to be pre-everything that’s happened, so my character wasn’t even born.
However, she’s not disappointed that she will not be a part of the prequel:
I think our dedication to ten years of that story and our involvement in that was more than I ever could’ve wanted or asked for, so I think we all took our characters to where they could be taken, and I think it’s exciting for the next story that she’s going to tell and the people who are going to be involved.
She provided a bit of insight about Ginny in regards to her relationship to Harry, prompted by the shipping wars that erupted earlier this year. The debate was provoked by comments made by Rowling during her interview with Emma Watson for Wonderland magazine, which were taken out of context by the Sunday Times and other fan and news sites in a preview for the interview. She was rather vague about the subject, however:
To be honest, I would easily look back at something that I’ve made and have different thoughts, but I’ve always thought that Ginny would be a pretty independent woman on her own. I think she wrote that last epilogue chapter when she was writing the first few books, so in order to find your way and write to that ending is a quite interesting way to write.
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