Bonnie Wright Discusses “Harry Potter” Costars, Her Passion for Working Behind the Scenes, and Fostering a Magical Puppy
Every Potter fan knows that the Weasley clan is extremely close, and Wright has revealed it’s no different for the wizarding family off-screen.
Evanna [Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood] and I are very close, and then James [Phelps], Oliver [Phelps], and Rupert [Grint] are because they had all their Weasley stuff, so they’re all kind of like brothers too.
One of the challenges the former Harry Potter cast members face is keeping in touch with each other, especially when they’re all dotted across the globe working on different projects.
To be in the same place at the same time is hard, but I do definitely see and speak to a lot of them.
Last December, Wright uploaded a special reunion photo to her Instagram that saw herself, Lynch, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, and Matthew Lewis coming together to celebrate Christmas.
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The festive reunion, which was held at a bar in Soho, London, was all down to Watson:
It was relatively last[-]minute; Emma put together a little sort of Christmas drinks party thing, and it was just the perfect time because we all happened to be back in England. Like I spent a very huge part of my formative years and life, so it’s nice that we still have each other.
While many of her costars have gone on to star in television series or feature films, Wright chose a different path and found her niche for writing and directing. Her passion came from her behind-the-scenes observations from the Harry Potter films.
I was so interested in the skills, craftsmanship that went into all the details, from the set design to the edits to the lighting to the costumes. I was just always really interested in the bigger picture. And personally, I much prefer being actually behind the camera and not being in a job role that is heavily focussed on the look of the character and how it is visually.
Since the Potter films ended, Wright has directed five short films, the most recent being Medusa’s Ankles, an adaptation of A.S. Byatt’s story, which explores the relationship between a middle-aged university lecturer and a salon owner.
Wright also revealed she had recently fostered a puppy and was delighted when she discovered the owners had named the litter after Harry Potter characters. Wright chose the puppy named Ginny.
When I met her, there was Ginny, Harry and Hermione, and the others got adopted, and she needed a foster home, so I looked after her, and a friend has now adopted her, so they will get her this week. The rescuers were just really excited that I was fostering her.
Wright also mentioned her first upcoming feature film, Unearthed, an action/horror film inspired by pollution, which she hopes will be released by the end of this year.
During these troubled times, Wright goes on to say how she’s kept herself busy by reading poetry, growing vegetables, and cooking.
Wright has also taken part in the all-star Audible version of J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard by narrating the tale of Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump.
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