Social Media Roundup: The Importance of Memory

It’s time for a new edition of Social Media Roundup. In this edition, wizarding world favorites honor and celebrate cherished memories, including past roles and lost loved ones. We offer strength and support to all who are experiencing grief. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we encourage anyone who is struggling (with grief or otherwise) to seek help. It’s also a lovely month to check out MuggleNet’s newest podcast, Behind the Veil, which examines how and why Harry Potter has been such a source of strength and solace for so many fans.

Dracula met Dracula when Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) was spotted with Luke Evans. Oldman played the title role in Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992, while Evans took on the role of Vlad in 2014’s Dracula Untold. 

 

 

Caroline Fevrier has studied and memorialized much of the career of Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) in her new book, Maggie Smith: A View from the Stalls. Fevrier posted this video of Smith during the curtain call of A German Life.

 

 

Meanwhile, Jessica Williams (Eulalie Hicks) spoke out about her journey with grief in a poignant and vulnerable Instagram post.

 

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The early days of grief are just awful. A lot of the advice that I got early on was to drink tons of water, try to take a walk outside if I could, and to try not to go “inward.” Not going inward is hard because grief literally takes over *everything*. So a lot of times I found/find myself tucked in at home, crying- a mess. Other times I found myself crying, but decent(?!) and spending time with empathetic friends that are good at “heart stuff”. A lot of times they helped me by just coming to share my “grief space (lol, but accurate)” with me by listening or talking or playing Overcooked on Switch. Every now and then, I would manage to throw on clothes and go outside. One foot in front of the other I guess. As a result, I’ve got a lil back log of chic-as-hell looks from the past two months that I now feel okay to share. Anyhooch, here’s a lil’ throwback of my look for the Game of Thrones premeemee a few weeks back. Thank you to the mostly Virgo women that met me in my “grief space (lol, but still accurate)” and pulled me together. I mean it. Thank you. 🖤🖤🖤 Makeup & goth adjacent lip// @rebeccarestrepo Hair// @takishahair Styling// @sarahslutsky Dress// @alenaakhmadullina Jewelry// @tiffanyandco Shoes// @everlane Purse// @swarovski

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Jared Harris, son of Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter Movies 1 and 2) also posted about grief. He shared a sweet #ThrowbackThursday photo of himself with his father.

 

 

Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) also paid tribute to a lost family member.

 

 

We’re taking a moment to honor the accomplishments and acknowledge the losses of these wizarding world community members. We’ll see you in a couple of weeks for another Social Media Roundup.