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Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) talks life after Harry Potter, future endeavours Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) talks life after Harry Potter, future endeavours

Bonnie Wright spent ten years playing Ginny Weasley

Bonnie Wright spent ten years playing Ginny Weasley

Bonnie Wright, Ginny Weasley in all eight Harry Potter films, was recently profiled by OKREAL where she chatted candidly about life after ‘Potter’, growing up in the spotlight, and future acting and directing endeavours. Speaking about her ‘Potter’ journey, Wright said:

Harry Potter was 10 years of my life, and when you finish a huge chapter like that, it’s this exciting new phase where you want to do new things. So then you start doing the new things, and you begin questioning yourself, thinking—is this truly what I want to be doing? When I started Harry Potter, I was fresh and young, and in a way, when I finished I was too. Because it’s such a particular world. It was one of those things you thought you had perspective on, but really didn’t until you were out of it.

So what’s Bonnie doing four years on from ‘Deathly Hallows’? She’s currently filming The Highway Is for Gamblers, due for release later this year, and doing charity work with Oxfam and the Global Poverty Project, adding, “I want to use the privilege I have of a voice to help”. Way to go, Bonnie.

You can continue reading the insightful piece over at OKREAL.

Chris Columbus would like to direct a Harry Potter film set before the ‘Deathly Hallows’ epilogue Chris Columbus would like to direct a Harry Potter film set before the ‘Deathly Hallows’ epilogue

Chris Columbus has expressed interest in directing another Harry Potter film, set before the 'Deathly Hallows' epilogue

Chris Columbus has expressed interest in directing another Harry Potter film, set before the ‘Deathly Hallows’ epilogue

Chris Columbus, director of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, recently expressed interest in directing another Harry Potter film — set before the events of the Deathly Hallows epilogue. Asked about returning to the ‘Potter’ universe, Columbus said:

“I would love to go back and do another one. “Not ‘Fantastic Beasts‘ as much, which I think is going to be amazing, but I would love to do another movie with those three characters – Harry, Hermione, and Ron. “I’m just fascinated about what happened to them after the end of the last movie, because then they cut to 18 years ahead. There’s 18 years there of great Harry Potter stories,” he said.

And what does J.K. Rowling think of the idea? Columbus mused, “I don’t have the courage to actually mention that to her because I have such respect for her. She should do what she wants to do, but I really would love to know what’s in her head about those missing years.”

Chris Columbus directed Philosopher’s Stone in 2001 and Chamber of Secrets in 2002. He returned as a producer on Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004 before parting with the franchise to spend more time with his family.

 

Dan Fogler talks ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Dan Fogler talks ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Dan Fogler, the actor set to play Jacob in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, answered a number of fan questions on Twitter recently. Check out his responses below.

The first film in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy will be released in November next year. It’ll be directed by David Yates (Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2) and written by J.K. Rowling.

Happy birthday, Dan Radcliffe! Take a look at Harry’s evolution over eight ‘Potter’ films Happy birthday, Dan Radcliffe! Take a look at Harry’s evolution over eight ‘Potter’ films

Dan Radcliffe, the actor who brought Harry Potter to life, turns 26 today! In honour of Dan’s birthday, take a look back at Harry’s evolution over eight ‘Potter’ films. Which era was your favourite?

J.K. Rowling reveals the cost of studying at Hogwarts — it’s free! J.K. Rowling reveals the cost of studying at Hogwarts — it’s free!

J.K. Rowling revealed that the Ministry of Magic covers the education fees of Hogwarts students

J.K. Rowling revealed that the Ministry of Magic covers the education fees of Hogwarts students

How much would it cost to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? A recent study took a entertaining estimate at the cost of magical tuition — everything from wands and cauldrons to textbooks and robes. Fortunately, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was at hand to clear things up, revealing that the Ministry of Magic covers the cost of a magical education. Brilliant!

Thousands audition for role of ‘Modesty’ in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Thousands audition for role of ‘Modesty’ in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Update: Modesty has been found!

Over the weekend, as many as 20,000 hopefuls lined up and auditioned for the part of ‘Modesty’ in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Modesty, a young female, is a yet unknown character, but is described as, “a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will begin shooting in August, with a release date of November 2016.

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