The now-33-year-old actress is credited with showing in 5 movies within the franchise, in addition to a number of video video games. She first appeared in 2005’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Hearth” and made her remaining look in 2011’s finale movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Half 2.”
The actress just lately appeared on an episode of the “Chinese language Chippy Lady” podcast and claimed that publicists advised her to disclaim racist assaults she was experiencing by the hands of followers ought to she ever be requested.
It wasn’t lengthy after her casting in “Goblet” that she started to see racism aimed toward her.
“I used to be Googling myself at one level, and I used to be on this web site, which was form of devoted to the ‘Harry Potter’ fandom,” she recalled, per Selection. “I bear in mind studying all of the feedback. And, yeah, it was a whole lot of racist s—.”
Outdoors of being advised to disclaim such assaults, the star mentioned she obtained no media coaching. It’s unclear whether or not the publicists she referred to labored for Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, or for herself.
“I bear in mind them saying to me, ‘Oh, look Katie, we haven’t seen these, these web sites that individuals are speaking about. And , in the event you get requested that, simply say it’s not true. Say it’s not occurring,’” mentioned the actress. “And I simply nodded my head. I used to be like, ‘OK, OK,’ despite the fact that I had seen it myself with my very own eyes. I used to be like, ‘OK, yeah, I’ll simply say all the pieces’s nice.'”
She added: “I used to be actually f—— grateful that I used to be within the place I used to be in. I preserve saying, ‘Oh I want I’d perhaps mentioned one thing.’ However you possibly can’t do this.”
Reps for Warner Bros. didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.