Bonnie Wright spent ten years fully immersed in the world of Harry Potter and brought an important character to life. As it’s the 20th anniversary of the Philosopher’s Stone, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to ask Bonnie 20 questions about her time as Ginny Weasley. We certainly learnt a lot, from who was the funniest on set to what she loved about her character and even which other Hogwarts house might take her fancy.
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Slytherin! Why not give the other side a turn?
Honestly, I still can’t believe it. I think because it is still loved by so many people it feels like it came out yesterday.
Yes, which I shouldn’t have been really because we all know the books are so brilliant, but I am pleased it unfolded how it did. There was a sense of the unknown that enabled me to be totally present to the experience.
I love the scene when Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley. We get introduced to the wizarding world through Harry’s eyes. Everything is so magical!
Being actually 9 and ¾ years old on platform 9 ¾! When you’re that young age is important ha! The best part of the entire series for me was being a member of the Weasley family.
My brother Lewis and I rolled down the windows of the car and screamed. My family and I were all so excited.
Standing up for Harry being bullied by Draco Malfoy in Flourish and Blotts, it was so cute and endearing.
How fierce, kind and loving she is. She has this amazing power that she balances with softness so well.
I could never do it justice, but I always loved Bellatrix Lestrange.
Well, we were kids, so we loved to be kids and be goofy but at the same time we also had school to stay on top of. So as soon as we weren’t on set, we were in the classroom together.
Rupert was always the funniest, I laughed the most during our scenes at The Burrow.
Well, I was so young, so I was pretty naive when it came to knowing who was famous. Julie Walters who played my mum became a motherly figure to me on set when I was young, explaining what was happening around me and just making me feel protected. I then watched more of her films and was like wow she is incredible – I am nervous now!
Fluffy mainly because I have always loved the idea of playing the harp. I better get practicing!
Neville and Luna, because we did so well together at the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
A Portkey, I would love to be able to travel carbon emission free.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my favourite book because I love all the characters who are Order members. My favourite film is probably Deathly Hallows Part 2 just because it was the big finale and strongest still in my memory.
I was always sad that there weren’t more dogs around Hogwarts. So, I would bring my dog, Billy Blue.
My Boggart would definitely be a rat. I wish my Animagus could be a dolphin, if I was cool enough to have that power.
The last scene, being back on platform 9 ¾ and this time as a mother married to Harry. It was so surreal. The actors playing our kids were the same age as we were when we began. It was a true full circle moment full of a lot of emotions.
It explores the most important theme, love. Unconditional and unjudgmental love. Good triumphs over evil because of love. I think fans and myself find a home in Hogwarts. No matter what is happening in our own lives, it is always there to welcome us.