Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright says she should have had more screen time in the movies
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Bonnie Wright has opened up about her disappointment in not getting more screen time in the Harry Potter film franchise.
She played Ginny Weasley in the eight-film saga and we got to watch her grow from Ron's timid sister to a force of nature in the finale.
However, Bonnie reckons there could have been much more character development on the big screen if the screenwriters stuck a bit closer to the books.
Diehard Harry Potter fans have a whole host of complaints about what was left out in the movies and it seems Ginny's lack of screen time is one of them.
Wright sat down with Michael Rosenbaum for his Inside of You podcast and opened up about her perspective of how her character was portrayed.
“I definitely feel there was anxiety toward performing and doing the best thing as my character built, for instance,” Wright said.
“Like, ‘Oh gosh, will I do justice to this character that people love?’
"So that was always hard to do, especially when, inevitably, a lot of the scenes of every character were chopped down from the book to the film. So you didn’t really have as much to show in the film.”
She added: “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,” she continued. “That made me feel a bit anxious or just frustrated, I guess.”
Bonnie grew increasingly worried that fans were going to complain that Ginny wasn't getting enough airtime.
But she explained that there were a 'million executives' who were in charge of scripts and adapting the book that it was difficult to raise her concerns.
Thankfully for her, she's made peace with the idea that it was completely out of her hands.
“When fans do share that disappointment and they do it in a way that is like, ‘We know it wasn’t you. We just wanted more of you'," she said.
“And that’s the same of every character. If only they could be five-hour-long movies.”
Well, she might finally get her wish as a Harry Potter TV series is in the works and we could be seeing a whole season dedicated to one book.
That means there could be hours of content stretched out over several episodes.