After ten years in cinemas, the Harry Potter franchise was brought to an end with an epic two-parter Deathly Hallows event. The franchise is still one of the most successful film series of all time, grossing over $7.7 billion at the box office. Unfortunately for the actor who played Lavender Brown, the experience of filming the final two movies was not always happy.
Jessie Cave first played Lavender in the franchise’s 2009 instalment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
The young witch was the first love interest of Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) prompting her return for the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2.
In a new interview, Cave revealed: “I gained a lot of weight after doing Harry Potter, just because I wasn’t starving myself, And I was growing up and that’s just what happens.”
When she returned to film the Deathly Hallows movies, she said: “I was treated like a different species.”
Cave continued: “It was horrible. It was probably more me and my insecurity, knowing that I wasn’t fitting into the same size jeans, but it wasn’t a time where actresses were any bigger than a size eight.
“And in the previous film I had been, and now I was a size 12. So that was horrible. It was a really uncomfortable experience.” (Via The Independent)
Reflecting on the experience, she added: “But you get a bit bigger, or you’re not as relevant, and it goes off, and you have to make your way in the dark.
“I definitely felt invisible when I gained a little bit of weight. And since then, it’s made me have weird issues with weight and work.”
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There is still a possibility Cave will return to the big screen in the Harry Potter franchise, however.
Earlier this year The Hollywood Reporter spoke with WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar about the future of the HP series.
Discussing the films, the outlet said: “On the movie front, there’s talk Warner Bros could be developing a new tentpole based on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play.
“Discussion about possible sequels for Harry Potter — whose rights Warner Bros. controls along with creator J.K. Rowling — came as Kilar was talking about the creative fortunes going forward for Warner Bros.”
Express.co.uk also spoke with Harry Potter producer Lionel Wigram who revealed: “Whatever [JK Rowling] wants, as far as I’m concerned, is right.
“I think [Cursed Child] would make a great movie. Maybe at some point she’ll be ready to do that. I think it’s got a wonderful, long, theatrical run…it works brilliantly as a piece of theatre.
“I love the fact that there’s another aspect of the Harry Potter world which is completely different from everything else. I think it’s very special as it is and there will be a time when she’s maybe ready to do it [as a movie].”
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