‘Harry Potter’ Star Tells Fans to “Grow Up” and Get Over It

Harry Potter
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In 1997, struggling single mom and writer JK Rowling changed the world with the release of her new book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in the US). The book told the story of Harry Potter, a young boy who learns that he is a wizard and heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While there, Harry learns just how important his life is and that there are dark forces who want to end his existence.

harry potter and the sorcerer's stone

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After four years and three more books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone starring Daniel Radcliffe as the titular boy wizard premiered in theaters worldwide. Fans went wild, and the movie made just under $800 million worldwide. Fans couldn’t get enough, and Rowling ended up writing seven novels for a total of eight movies. Then, there is the spinoff franchise — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

On top of that, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a hugely popular land at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, and two lands at the Universal Orlando Resort.

Harry Potter Cast

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The Harry Potter fandom is extremely dedicated to their love of the wizarding world. There are conventions, fan meet and greets, and even weddings themed around the universe.

But one Harry Potter star thinks that fans need to grow up and get over it.

Harry Potter

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Miriam Margolyes played Professor Pomona Sprout in the film franchise, and recently shared her views on adults who still show their Harry Potter love.

I worry about Harry Potter fans because they should be over that by now. It was 25 years ago, and it’s for children. I think it’s for children.

“They get stuck in it. I do Cameos, and people say, ‘We’re having a Harry Potter-themed wedding, and I think, ‘Gosh, what’s their first night of fun going to be?’ I can’t even think about it. No.”

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Margolyes says that she is very “grateful” for her time on Harry Potter, but reinforces her belief that “it’s over” and time to move on.

However, things may not be quite as over as Margolyes thinks. Max (HBO) is currently developing a brand-new series based on the original books. The series is expected to be released in 2026 and run for ten seasons, delving deeper into the books than the films ever did.

Do you think that Harry Potter fans need to grow up and get over it? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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