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Child Refugee Wins Role in "Deathly Hallows: Part 1"

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Posted by: Mel
June 09, 2010, 08:57 PM

Harry Potter fan Margotu Margai, who led a difficult childhood in war-torn Sierra Leone, has now landed a role in "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" as a Hufflepuff student. Margai, who is nineteen, says of the experience:

"It’s so surreal. I’ve read all the books and seen all the Harry Potter films but I’m still trying to believe I’ve got a role in the film given the fact I could have been shot dead all those years ago. ...A soldier came into my house and looked straight at me – and the simply carried on walking. I’ll never forget the way he looked straight at me. Yet the other day I was just eating my lunch and got chatting to Daniel Radcliffe. It was only for a few minutes but he was really nice."


You can read more about Margotu Margai here.

Thanks to Mythyn for the tip!

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56 Comments

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2866 Points

I am sure thta each of true Harry Potter fan will be in some kind of Harry Potter situation!
I am happy for here, but more I am happy with the next part of interview….Daniel Radcliffe is till a normal guy ;-) Whoorae

Posted by ~ Asi ~ on June 10, 2010, 01:52 AM report to moderator
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2866 Points

I am sure thta each of true Harry Potter fan will be in some kind of Harry Potter situation!
I am happy for here, but more I am happy with the next part of interview….Daniel Radcliffe is till a normal guy ;-) Whoorae

Posted by ~ Asi ~ on June 10, 2010, 01:52 AM report to moderator
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Wow, that’s insane!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on June 10, 2010, 02:44 AM report to moderator
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This article gave me shivers! I’m happy for you, Margotu. Honestly :-)
PS. I always imagined Dan as a nice guy ;-)

Posted by devilskinn on June 10, 2010, 03:02 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations to Margotu! Wish it was me.

Posted by Evagirl on June 10, 2010, 03:03 AM report to moderator
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Aw, I’m really happy for her. :)

Posted by Awakened on June 10, 2010, 04:21 AM report to moderator
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That’s karma, something ridiculous bad happens, then something amazingly good happens afterwards. It’s so sad what happened to her, but she has a new life now, that includes part of an amazing world.

Posted by eccentricalice on June 10, 2010, 07:10 AM report to moderator
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Awwww that’s so great!♥

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on June 10, 2010, 08:40 AM report to moderator
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Awwww that’s so great!♥

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on June 10, 2010, 08:41 AM report to moderator
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Congrats to him and wishing him well in life. =)

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on June 10, 2010, 09:14 AM report to moderator
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awww!

Posted by muggle..andproudofit =:) on June 10, 2010, 09:59 AM report to moderator
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That’s a really sweet story. I won’t even be jealous, because he deserves it so much.

Posted by Andrea Black on June 10, 2010, 10:07 AM report to moderator
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This is an awesome story and I wish her a lot of luck in her future! Did anyone else notice she is in part 1, but is an extra in Hufflepuff. That would mean her shots are at Hogwarts and they do not go to hogwarts until the very end of the movie, which would be part 2. I wonder what they shot for Part 1 that would have scenes from Hogwarts?

Posted by nolegrad2001 on June 10, 2010, 10:15 AM report to moderator
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Wow … what an awesome article. She has gone from something just totally unimaginably terrible to something wonderful.

nolegrad2001 it doesnt necessarily mean that the scene is filmed at Hogwarts. The pic in the article could be anywhere, it’s just some students sitting. It specifies that she is a Hufflepuff student but, that does not necessarily mean that they’re at the school at the time of the scene.

Posted by Moose_Starr on June 10, 2010, 10:34 AM report to moderator
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it’s great ;)

Posted by nutela17 on June 10, 2010, 11:13 AM report to moderator
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