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Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes reveals she’s ‘not a fan’ of the franchise

The Advertiser 2020-08-20 05:23:00

Miriam Margolyes is about to make more Harry Potter fans cry than when JK Rowling killed off Dumbledore.

Despite playing Hogwarts teacher Professor Pomona Sprout in the hugely successful movies, Margolyes has confessed that she doesn’t like the franchise, The Sun reports.

To really rub salt in the wound, Margolyes made the revelation in personal messages to Harry Potter fans via the website Cameo (a site where fans can pay to get personalised messages from celebrities).

In one, she said: “I understand you’re a huge Harry Potter fan. Here’s the thing, I’m not.

“I’m not against it, I’m just not interested.

“I’ve never read the books, I’ve never seen a film, I just pocket the money when it comes in and I’m very grateful for it.

“I’m sure Harry Potter’s world is a good world, but it’s not my world.

“So, I hope you understand that, despite the fact I’m the headmistress of Hufflepuff, I don’t really want to talk about Harry Potter.”

In another clip, Margolyes confessed: “I just wish everybody read Charles Dickens a bit more.”

However, the actress stopped short of dissing JK Rowling, calling her a “terrific writer”.

It comes after Margolyes was one of the few Harry Potter actors to express sympathy for the best-selling author after she was accused of making anti-trans comments in June.

Margolyes, who is gay, said: “It’s hugely complicated. Look at poor JK Rowling. She’s dived into the pool and got very wet.”

It’s not the first time Margolyes has upset fans of the family-friendly franchise.

Last year she issued a warning to parents to keep their Harry Potter-loving kids away from her.

She said: “I don’t like children. I don’t want to be with children. I wish them well, but I don’t want them near me. They make noise and take attention away from me.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Harry Potter star ‘not a fan’ of series