Bonnie Wright Shares Her Disappointed Thoughts on Movie Ginny
Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has spoken on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast about her frustrations with her character’s portrayal, as well as her thoughts on the upcoming Harry Potter TV show and the possibility of a film version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
On the podcast, Wright admitted that she was afraid of how fans would react to the film version of Ginny. She shared her own disappointment about the number of scenes and character development that had to be “chopped down from the books to the films” and mentioned that she thought fans would dislike her for portraying Ginny badly, a fear that never came true. Wright said that fans always share their disappointment by saying, “We know it wasn’t you. We just wanted more of you.”
Sometimes that was a little disappointing because there were parts of the character that just didn’t get to come through because there weren’t the scenes to do that. That made me feel a bit anxious or just frustrated, I guess.
Wright also spoke about how when they first started filming, nobody knew the fate of their characters. She recalled waiting in line at the bookstore whenever a new book was released and reading it just like the rest of us. Wright did, however, say that it was “quite a disjointed reading experience” since she was constantly thinking about how she would have to act some of the scenes for the films.
Wright shared her thoughts on the possibility of a Cursed Child movie as well. She was enthusiastic about it, saying it would be “pretty fun.” She also said that she knew it wouldn’t be a huge role for the original cast since it would “really be about these kids and the new generation.” She joins several other members of the original cast and crew, including Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and director Chris Columbus, in expressing enthusiasm for a movie version of the play. For anyone hoping Wright could confirm that the movie might happen, unfortunately, like the rest of us, she also has “no idea if they’ll do it.”
Wright also shared stories from her upbringing, memories of Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), and her new love of directing. You can check out the whole podcast episode below.