Harry Potter’s Jessie Cave Accuses Her of Losing Acting Roles Because She Has a “Normal-Sized Body”10.08.2021
It turns out that Jessie Cave’s time in Hogwarts was not so magical.
We found out that the Lavender Brown’s actor — the Gryffindor who famously cast a love spell on Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise—has lingering trauma from her experience.
“I was not a right fit for the industry at that time,” she told The Guardian. “Lavender Brown is conventionally pretty, no glasses, small. By the time I went back to do the last film, I had gained a bit of weight and I wasn’t that person any more.”
She says that she received a horrible “treatment”—she recounted an anonymous costume director “grabbing” her stomach. Since that time she is “terrified” when she goes into a costume fitting.
“I’m prepared to be told something unkind,” she said. “You’re treated like a different type of thing; you’re not somebody with feelings who has thought about what pants they’re going to wear that day because they’re going to be seen.”
Jessie Cave really thinks she has lost out on roles because of her appearance. “I’m a normal-sized woman, and I’m still regarded, probably, as a fat actress.”