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Bonnie Wright says that Ginny Weasley’s lack of screen time in the Harry Potter franchise was disappointing.

Ginny Weasley was a prominent supporting character in the Harry Potter novels, but the big screen adaptations didn’t exactly do justice to the character. While appearing on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast (via Entertainment Weekly), Bonnie Wright expressed disappointment at how her character was handled in the movies.

I definitely feel there was anxiety toward performing and doing the best thing as my character built,” Wright said. “Like Oh my gosh, am I going to do justice to this beloved character?” Wright said. You didn’t have as much in the film. Sometimes that was a little disappointing because there were parts of the character that just didn’t get to come through because there weren’t the scenes to do that.

Bonnie was only nine years old when she made her debut as Ginny in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. She was not supposed to have a line until director Chris Columbus made her do it. Wright explained, “The first line in the film that I had, which was only one line, was given me on the day. It was like, I think you need a…’ which is my ’good luck’ to Harry.“, Wright said. Wright said that there was not much room for change in the scripts. There were a thousand executives looking through them. I think I took it to heart, but I don’t anymore, that my anxiety was more about [and director Chris Columbus]Oh I’m going be seen as badly portraying the character, than realizing later that I wasn’t given the opportunity to really do that. So it wasn’t really my fault, exactly.

While the Harry Potter movies may not have had the foresight to develop Ginny Weasley properly, perhaps the Harry Potter TV series will be able to flesh out the character. The plan is for each season of the series to focus on one novel, which will leave plenty of screen time for all involved, even Ginny.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEaYSmOprug

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