Emma Thompson Makes New Comments on Decision Not to Return as Trelawney
January 02, 2009, 07:56 PM
In an interview before the release of her latest film, Last Chance Harvey, actress Emma Thompson has made some new comments regarding her decision not to return to the part of Professor Trelawney for the final Harry Potter films. Speaking with the San Francisco Chronicle, Emma Thompson addresses the outcry over her decision, and her upcoming work on the sequel to Nanny McPhee. Quotage:
Thompson does have a creative outlet other than acting, which is her
writing. She's been working on a drama about British art critic John
Ruskin, and this year filming will start on the sequel to "Nanny
McPhee" (2005), which she adapted from a children's book series.
While this project might seem innocent enough, "Harry Potter" fans
have been all over Thompson because of reports suggesting that she
chose Nanny over Sybil (in the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows") when both were scheduled to be shot at the same time.
"I wasn't being rude at all," says Thompson, who adds that she loves
Sybil. "It's so typical, where they take something very, very small and
turn it into a big deal. I was never going to be in the next 'Harry
Potter.' I sort of put that to bed."
Oh well it’s a shame she is not comming back. I realy liked her as Trelawney. :)
Wow, I can’t believe it. I was really looking forward to seeing her in Deathly Hallows.
ya.. she really was a great trelawney!
Come on! she was perfect for that character!
I wish she had stayed, but I see her reasoning and why she chose to stay with something she wrote. Shame though, that she’snot likes Issacs who absolutely loves his charcter even though he only appears in a pitcture!
“fans have been all over Thompson”
Really?? That’s news to me… That’s really too bad. She is really talented and has a lot going for her! I think most of us can understand that. We understand she wasn’t being rude at all in her decision!
Love you Emma! And good luck with “Nanny”! :D
Still…I wonder… They can’t possibly imagine replacing her for DH, can they? It just wouldn’t be the same… Shame that she was cut from HBP…
It’s so typical that the journalists only brought out the comments of HP fans that didn’t get it! There are lots of us fans that didn’t protest, or think she ‘chose’ her stuff over Harry, or whatever! Tsss
It’s a shame she wasn’t going to be in it, but I’m glad (though a little stung) that she made public her thoughts on Harry Potter fans blowing things out of proportion.
I feel like all of the actors should have committed in the beginning so things like this wouldn’t happen.. Unless of course they passed away. That’s a good excuse.
Well, this is not a surprise, really. Ms Thompson has more, to her career, than HP. How interesting that the media chose to site the fans who “didn’t get it”…but, it’s just too bad that they had that to site! I think Ms Thompson was very polite and straight forward, in her comments, regarding ‘Professor Trelawny’. While it would have been nice, to have her back, she had already made her decision. She deserves to be able to carry on, with her own projects, without everyone “jumping on her” [which, I’m sorry to say, happened when the announcement was originally made] Good luck, with your future projects, Ms Thompson! A wonderful actress, and screen writer! And thank you, for giving us such a wonderful ‘Professor Trelawny’!
They probably didn’t write her character into Deathly Hallows anyway, since she appears in the book for, what? One scene where she drops crystal balls in the Battle of Hogwarts?
trelawney has about one page or less in hallows so it’s not like we were wainting to see her on screen…
I thought she was a sh*t Trelawney, and now i think even less of her for not committing to HP. good riddance
Hey, that half page that she was in was pretty important to the overall plot!!! (jk). But if she had no other projects, I seriously would loooved to see her her serving her crystal balls on the Death Eaters!!! Lol
yes, I wish she had a spare day in her schedule to throw some crystal balls…(which would so rock!!!) but Nanny McPhee rocks too… i have the book and the movie and wait… I have most of Emma’s work… even Dead Again. I thought she was a wonderful Trelawny I have a few friends that that character resembles and it made me laugh sooooo hard.