SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 23: Actress Bonnie Wright arrives at Heal The Bay's Bring Back The Beach Annual Awards Gala at Jonathan Beach Club on May 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
This Is What Happened To Ginny Weasley From Harry Potter
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Before Harry Potter
Bonnie Wright's real-life upbringing wasn't exactly parallel to Ginny Weasley's in the “Harry Potter” movies, as she grew up in urban London, while the Weasleys lived in the Burrow. Regardless, she said, “I think I came from a family much like them; not massively materialistic, just a comfortable, warm home."
Brotherly Push
The first person to encourage her to audition was her older brother. At a panel at Dallas Fan Days in 2015 she said, “He'd already become a fan of the books and obviously he saw me as his younger sister, his Ginny. And we heard they were doing these auditions. He was like, ‘Oh, you should go and audition for the role of Ginny.’”
A Decade as Ginny
By the time that the last “Harry Potter” film wrapped and the credits rolled, Wright was 10 years older than when she started. In an interview with The Telegraph she said, “I'm so respectful and understand those 10 years on Harry Potter were the foundation of my life. It was seminal to my growing up.”
Leaving Hogwarts
After all that time on the “Harry Potter” sets as Ginny Weasley, learning as she went, Wright decided to officially take the next step in building and expanding her film education. She was able to chase her creative ambitions and enroll in college. “I'm studying film and television in London,” she revealed to Interview magazine in 2011.
After Harry Potter
Wright may be best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the “Harry Potter” series, but she's acted in a variety of other roles. In 2013, she played Rose in “The Sea,” an Irish drama, Georgina in “After the Dark,” Phoebe in the drama “Before I Sleep,” and appeared on stage in “The Moment of Truth.”