Bonnie Wright and Katie Leung Answer Fan Questions on Facebook

Jan 30, 2016

Posted by: Katie Eller

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Leung Interviews, News, Wright Interviews
 As part of the A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 festivities, the official Harry Potter Facebook page hosted Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) today.  Fans submitted questions for the pair to answer.  See the video below.

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Posted by Harry Potter on Saturday, January 30, 2016

A fan asked if Wright and Leung were excited to see the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play.  They are.  Katie Leung has just finished acting in the the play You for Me for You, where she played a North Korean woman trying to escape from the country.

The London theater where Leung worked shares space with the play where Noma Dumezweni has been working.  As soon as Katie Leung heard that Dumezweni had been cast as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Katie Leung told Dumezweni, “Welcome to the family!”

The informal Q&A session had several reflective moments for Leung and Wright on their time in the Harry Potter film family.  Bonnie Wright said that actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) was her favorite person to work with.  When asked if they were anything like their Harry Potter film characters, Katie Leung admitted, “I was when I was sixteen– very emotional and sensitive, a bit insecure..yes.”

Bonnie Wright acknowledged her similarities as well. “Yeah, I was kind of like Ginny in the sense that I was quite a tom boy, and I like sports.  I didn’t have that many older brothers, but I have an older brother, so I could kind of associate with that feeling of a family.”

Bonnie Wright has also taken the Pottermore Sorting Hat quiz, and she was sorted into Gryffindor.  “I was a bit scared to sort myself and then get the house I didn’t want,” Wright says.  Soon after, Wright reads the question, “Do you like Hufflepuff?”  “I do,” she says, “but Gryffindor’s better.”

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