Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, posted a brief interview with Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) on their site. There were some interesting questions like what was Cave’s opinion about her character:
Q: When you were reading the Harry Potter books, did you see yourself as the character?
Jessie: Not at all, quite the opposite. I mean I read Half-Blood Prince actually weirdly maybe six months before I got the call to an audition. And when I first read the book I didn’t like Lavender at all, and found her really annoying. So then to read it again with me in mind playing her, it was very different. I suddenly realized that actually she’s just got this huge crush on a boy. And she does just get heartbroken as well. So I had a lot of empathy for her, as opposed to really disliking her…
Considering how much Lavender Brown liked Ron Weasley, it was natural for Cave to be asked about crushes she had in school:
Q: Have you ever gone through a crush like that?
Jessie: Well, I tried to. I wasn’t quite as successful as Lavender, but I remember just getting these huge crushes on boys at school. I remember finding a timetable [class schedule] of one of the boys I fancied, and me and my friends would just follow him around. We knew wherever he was in the school day. I used to walk past his class window, thinking that it would make a difference. That he would see me. I was just pathetic. I shouldn’t be repeating it now! I was fourteen or fifteen. Just pathetic! …
Then, there were the usual questions about how well she got along with the cast and crew:
Q: Was it strange coming into an established series where these people had grown up together? Did you have that sort of “new girl in town” vibe?
Jessie: Yeah, it was incredibly strange given that I’ve watched them onscreen and read the books since I was young. But it was a relief to meet them and to realize they are actually really normal. They were all lovely and welcoming. It was a brilliant experience.
Q: Who do you think you bonded with most?
Jessie: On set? Definitely Emma [Watson who plays Hermione]. I really got on with Emma really well. I thought she was brilliant.
Here are my favorite questions from the interview:
Q: What is the best memory that you’re going to take away?
Jessie: I think the best memory will be my final day of shooting [Half-Blood Prince] and we were over there in the Weasley Wizard Sweet Shop, which I just love because I used to be an illustrator. I did art. And every single box of sweets was decorated and designed and was beautiful and I just remember thinking, “This is brilliant.” But not only that, it was because I knew it was coming to an end the filming. It was such a beautiful day and I remember being so happy that I’d been in this film, and I just remember I loved everything about it. . . .
Q: What book do you think Lavender would recommend to read?
Jessie: Probably something like the Twilight series (for ages 12 and up), because she’s such a romantic and they’ve got great love stories going on in them. So I think she would have read them, and wanted to fall in love with a vampire.
Click here to read the complete interview.
Thanks to The Daily Snitcher
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