Bonnie Wright Discusses Ginny and Filming the Epilogue


Jul 06, 2010

Posted by Mel

In a new interview with MTV Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) talks about how Ginny’s relationship with Harry came as a surprise to her:

“Being the person who sort of ends up with the hero of this franchise is
never something I ever would have imagined,” she said of her character
becoming Harry’s love interest. “It’s just been so exciting, so lovely
to have something that develops further, and you can make [Ginny] my own
and take things from your own life growing up and put those things into

Wright also discusses the filming of the epilogue in “Deathly Hallows”:

Regarding the much-discussed, heavily hyped epilogue, Wright said the “full-on scene” is a
fitting end to the series because the filmmakers chose to shoot it as a
stand-alone ending, not just a background for the end credits. She added
that one of her last scenes in the epilogue was a particularly surreal
moment, because her character started and ended her “Potter” journey in
the same place.

“It wasn’t my last scene, but it was one of my last scenes.
That’s where I started the journey of ‘Harry Potter,’ on the platform,
and then to see the girl who’s playing our daughter was just
psychologically, it was very weird, because she’s the same age as me. It
was literally having a whole cycle of the journey.”

You can read more here. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ comes out November 19th, and “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ comes out July 15th, 2011.

60 Responses to Bonnie Wright Discusses Ginny and Filming the Epilogue

Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: She's such an amazing actress.Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: Bonnie Wright FTW! and First Comment! Woot!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Aww so nostalgic. Bonnie is awesomeAvatar ImageFred_and_George87 says: I'm interested to see where they take her character in the movies, as she's sort of been a background character. Avatar Imageschmalzes says: she's s down to earth its awesomeAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: I can imagine how freaking it must have been filming with a ''mini me''. This the the part I'm most looking forward to seeing.Avatar Imagesessionka says: Bonnie Wright Wrocks!!!!!Avatar Imagehewy says: What an amazing young woman! She really does rock at Ginny! Great interview.Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: I hope Bonnie gets more screen time in DH.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: cant wait for the epiAvatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: Can't wait! Bonnie is awesome!Avatar Imagedoughboy6390 says: I hope they show her fighting Bellitrid before Mrs. Wesley kills her. She did kill her didn't she I can't remember if she actually killed her. Oh well I will just re read it. AgainAvatar Imagelinkin.park says: cant wait until it comes out!!Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Boonie is awesome. :DAvatar ImagePollytomat says: Bonnie is a good actress. I hope that she will have a long and exciting career! :)Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I sort of don't want to see the very last scene of the HP movies.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: She is awesome! :-)Avatar Imageginnyshiel says: It's a lovely view with her cycle where HP started and ended for her (and Ron too). I'd like to know if she ever in the ten years liked Dan more than a friend and if she then showed him so he knew - or maybe the other way...Avatar Imageminerva-rules-uk says: I'm hoping the make up artists give Bonnie a 'make over' for the wedding scene when she's a bridesmaid. At the film premieres she always looks very elegant and glamorous; she deserves her big moment on screen instead of always being the mousy schoolgirl.Avatar Imagejessyginny says: Aww it´s sooo sad that this is the end....but I hope they will be best friends forever all of them! But I´m still very excited, I hope it will be great! And Bonnie is one of my favorites yeah I wish them all luck in the future! I´m gonna miss Harry Potter so much...Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Awwwwwww.I'm gonna start crying in like 3 seconds. *eyes fill with tears* I told you! OMG AwwwwAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Really like her - and to think of that first scene where all she said was "good luck" wow.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Really like her - and to think of that first scene where all she said was "good luck" wow.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: well at least we know the epilogue will be at the end and not just thrown in after the credits. Say what you will but I needed that ending, even if it was sappy. Plus it made me wanna go back and read the 1st book, so hopefully (and I'm betting it will) it will make me wanna go back and watch the 1st movie. I really hope they play the Leaving Hogwarts and Friends and Leaving or whatever it's called, those themes that were at the end of PS and COS. I would cry my eyes out if I heard those themes at the endAvatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I was also surprised that Harry ended up liking Ginny, afterall the she was the first one to like him. It does sound weird that her journey ended where she started, I still remember Ginny telling Harry good luck. *I can't for it to come out, just a few more months left!*Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: i love bonnie as ginny and i hope that she will have a great carer and also have more screen time in dhAvatar Imagedreampotter says: I seen it coming from the first book. The one thing Harry wanted most in life was a loving family. What better family than the Weasleys. Also, Molly did kill Bellatrix in the battle in the Great Hall. She had already lost a son and wasn't going to lose her daughter, too.Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: what does a stand alone ending mean??? :/Avatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Bonnie is so great.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Harrypotterultrafan it means that it will be a scene in its own right within the movie and, not something that the end credits run across or, a brief scene that's tagged on in the middle of the end credits or after they've rolled. It will be more like in LOTR ROTK and not the Lockhart book cover scene how it was at the end of CoS. Anyhows it must really have been weird for Bonnie.Like she had to go through the whole end of an era thing like the rest of the cast but, it also ended where it began for her. And with her minime there, too. It must have felt totally surreal ...Avatar ImageXyra44 says: This is so cool! I can picture Bonnie in Sorcerer's Stone stopping short on the platform. To come full circle must be odd for her. I hope she has a long an lovely career.Avatar ImageRavenclawGirl13 says: Bonnie amazes me with her acting. I can't wait to see her in DH Part 1.Avatar ImageViccy6 says: Bonny is cool<33Avatar ImageViccy6 says: *Bonnie xDAvatar ImageViccy6 says: Just a bit tired ;PAvatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: That is quite ironic for her character Ginny. She started on Platform 9 3/4 and then ended there too. It has truly come full circle, not just for Bonnie, but for all the actors. What an amazing ten years it's been. I believe that Bonnie Wright will go on and have a great career as an actress. I believe we will be seeing more of her in the future.Avatar Imageblackhair says: its gonna be really exciting to watch the epilogue And she is good as Ginny hope that she gets much better role to play Avatar Image9em says: She's so amazing! I love her!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wow! That is a coincidence that the actress playing her daughter is the same age as she was when she started!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: oh my god!!!!!!! i agree with all of you combinedAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Thank goodness they aren't covering up the Epilogue with end credits -- the idea! I cannot wait for these films!!! Oh, and Bonnie is cool! Nice article. :o)Avatar Imagetinagin says: That is so cool. Love her and I love the way she described her experience. That really is "full circle."Avatar ImageDawna says: That is surreal! And fitting.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: How interesting to hear her view of it all. It can imagine how weird for it to come full circle. Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I cannot wait til the final movies! Yay, Bonnie Wright is an amazing actress and I cannot wait to see what the future lies ahead. Go Bonnie!Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I cannot wait til the final movies! Yay, Bonnie Wright is an amazing actress and I cannot wait to see what the future lies ahead. Go Bonnie!Avatar ImageAirallia says: I never noticed that ginny ends in the books where she starts, anyway looking forwards to the epilogue!Avatar ImageAirallia says: I never noticed that ginny ends in the books where she starts, anyway looking forwards to the epilogue!Avatar ImageAirallia says: oops, I wrote (submitted) the same comment twice...Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: wow, i can't wait to see it!!!Avatar Imagefindthefourth says: I loved the epilogue. I can't wait to see it in film form... They cast Teddy Lupin, right?Avatar ImageFresca says: Yes, doughboy6390, Mrs. Weasley really did kill Bellatrix. Ironically, she died the same way as Sirius, by throwing out an arm when she laughed which let Mrs. Weasley do to her, what Bellatrix had done to Sirius! It must seem strange to Bonnis and the other actors to have "families" with them in the epilogue scene. I bet the youngsters really enjoyed that! Avatar ImageMeggie the Goose says: That's so cool! That's weird that the actress who plays the daughter is the same age as her though, Lily's only 9 in the book.Avatar ImageSquib2917 says: I can't wait to see this! I just hope they don't overdo the aging makeup.Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: I'm so gonna cry .....Avatar Imagejacket says: Bonnie is such a great actress!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: i love bonnie, but i've always disliked ginny. I wanted her to die in CoS. (I know that makes me a horrible person lol) However, Bonnie has made Ginny more likable to me. Did any of that make sense? Avatar ImageSlytherins says: Interesting interview, thank you for sharing! It's lovely that her character has come full circle, once standing on the platform as a little girl waiting to go to Hogwarts, wishing Harry good luck, and now standing there with him by her side as her partner with their children, wishing them good luck. A great journey for Bonnie and her character to go on!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: She's all grown up...Avatar ImageLissethCristina says: SHE'S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE GINNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE BONNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think they're awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARRY AND GINNY FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARRY POTTER FAN FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR DEATHLY HALLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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