New Profile of Bonnie Wright


Dec 12, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The Mail on Sunday has a new feature online tonight with actress Bonnie Wright. In this lengthy profile which contains several new photos, Bonnie reflects on growing up during her years with the Harry Potter series as Ginny Weasley, as well life at University, her work with fashion and much more. During the interview (more photos found here courtesy of Magical Menagerie), Bonnie speaks to the now famous kiss between Harry (Dan Radcliffe) and Ginny in Half-Blood Prince where she says:

˜The way it was done was very romantic,’ she says of that kiss. ˜Daniel
[Radcliffe] and I have always been good friends, which I think worked
in our favour. It’s the only love scene I’ve filmed, but I imagine if
you had to do one with some random person that you had no relationship
with, it would feel very strange. ‘It makes the on-screen relationship make more sense ’ this idea that
we’ve known each other, and in a sense grown up together, off-screen as
well as on. Dan is so energetic and really good fun, and the way he
works is extremely professional.’ My character initiates the kiss,’ she says, ˜which is great because it
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As to the development of Ginny in the last film, Bonnie noted: ˜Well, it’s hard to know if what she’s seen on the screen has influenced the storyline,’ she says modestly, ˜but I’m thrilled
that I’ve been given the chance to sink my teeth in and show what I can
do. I felt, in the last one, as though I really got to create something
worthwhile.’ And so did the critics, who lauded her breakout
performance. The interview also covers her love of fashion and her involvement in the Made-by project and sums up with her thoughts on the upcoming Deathly Hallows:

˜When I read the book, I was shocked that my character had turned into something so big,’ she says.Bonnie admits to feeling wistful as the end draws near (they wrap next June). ˜We’ve been so busy filming it that there hasn’t really been time to
think about the fact that this is the last one. It will be very strange
when it’s over and very sad. I don’t think any of us thought about it
until the recent press promotion, when people started saying, “The end
is near.” And we were, like, “It is?” When we’re filming you forget
about the millions of people waiting for it to come out. And then when
you turn up at a premiere and see thousands of people, you go, “Whoa!”‘class=”clear”>

But I sense real excitement in Bonnie about leaving her alter ego Ginny Weasley behind and moving on. It’s only too easy to imagine her as a leading light in arty independent films.˜I know what Ginny would do in every situation, and relate to her because we’ve both got older brothers,’ she says. ˜But I think all of us who’ve been there from the beginning have got to the point where we want to do something different, be someone different.˜People always
ask, “Is this going to be the biggest thing in your career?” And while
I don’t think there’s ever been anything like Harry Potter, that’s gone
on for so long and maintained its popularity, I think the answer ’ for
me and for all of us ’ is that more challenging

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36 Responses to New Profile of Bonnie Wright

Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Bonnie si just a beartuiful person.Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: I don't want it to end either!.... Avatar Imagesessionka says: Very Nice Interview Bonnie!!! I loved how your character developed in the book.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: =)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: nice. :] hooray for bonnie!Avatar ImageHorcruxNoctus says: She is so beautiful it almost hurts :)Avatar ImageWickedLoz says: ... She was shocked Ginny was so big in DH? Really?? That makes me a little sad. Avatar Imagealicia00 says: wow the pics are verry cool awesomeAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I like bonnie but I hated the kiss scene.Avatar ImageFifi says: Love the pics...Bonnie is very beautiful.Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: What a wonderful article! I can believe that Bonnie has charmed the reporter. She is so mature and stylish for her age and it has been a pleasure to see her mature all these years! Go Bonnie, yay team BONNIE!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: What a fantastic in-depth interview that was! I look forward to seeing her perform as Ginny in the remaining two films and hope that her character finishes her role in this franchise with poignancy and grace.Avatar Imagetinagin says: Very nice interview. I love her as Ginny!Avatar Imagecosmo409 says: Bonnie is so lovely and elegant! Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Bonnie has grown up !Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Very nice interview for Bonnie! Avatar Imagejlinhard03 says: Good article, can't wait for the last installmentAvatar Imageharrygetsme says: great interview. i'm sure bonnie will be going places after the world of harry potter.Avatar Imagesirius17 says: it was nice to see her get a chance to really act in HBP!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: well, im not a huge fan of hers, but im looking forward to seeing her future work. shes quite an interesting and ambitious person. i like the interview, and im sure shell achieve some great thingsAvatar ImageSmitch says: Yeah, I'm excited to see where she will go in the world. I hope she is successful, which I'm sure she will be! Avatar Imageleigia says: Very good in depth interview of Bonnie.Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: yay bonnie! i love how her role has expanded over the films/books and what she has done with the character of ginny. one of my favorite characters!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: She looks gorgeous :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: very good interview and good for her for going to university! Avatar Imagesmilemichael says: The pictures are brilliant, Bonnie!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Um...I'm going to be brutally honest: Bonnie does not look elegant or stylish at all. She is not a model.Avatar Imagehermione97 says: Cool pictures! Nice to see another side of Bonnie.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Very interesting interview! Bonnie has definitely grown up))) She is very talented. I hope to see her in many-many films, no matter big ones or little underground films! And I like the new photos))Avatar Imagevespasian68967 says: Very informative interview. Nice to know she's got a firm idea of her future plans or at least the direction she'd like to go in.Avatar Imagevespasian68967 says: On another note, I'm not really sure why they have to do such garish photos and fashions instead of letting Bonnie's natural looks & beauty show through.Avatar Imageweasleymyking says: Love the interview& especially the photo shoot! very pretty bonnie! can't wait to see more.Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: great article, though to really didn't like the picsAvatar Imagepfowlerp says: Great interview!!! I’m certain Bonnie will be going places after the world of Harry Potter; After all, She's become quite an actress!!! Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: She sounds like a very down-to-earth person! I want to be like her!Avatar ImageLittle Light says: =D

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