Julie Walters wishes for government backing of UK film industry
Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) has expressed her opinions on how the British government should do more to help out the UK film industry, especially for working class people who are looking to start their careers. UK newspaper The Telegraph reports that in a recent interview with Yours magazine, the actress talked about how films such as the Harry Potter series show how great the industry has become.
“British films bring a lot of revenue into this country and should be supported,” she said.
She voices her concerns that with the lack of funding from the government, those who are working class have less of a chance of entering the film industry than those who are “posh.“
Art should reflect society, but that’s not going to happen if there’s no funding for working class kids – like I was – to follow their passion.
Coming from a working class background herself, she went on to say that “if I [were] starting out today, I would never have been able to afford to go to drama school.”
Back in 2013, government funding for the British Film Institute for the 2015-16 year was cut by 10 percent.