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An open letter to Bonnie Wright


Dear Miss Wright,

I would like to preface this letter by stating that I am sure you are a lovely gal.  I have no ill feelings towards you as a person.  However, I think we need to discuss your role as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, because I have a few concerns.  First, are you actually a red head?  It’s hard for me to tell.  You kind of seem to be the outcast in the Weasley family.

Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley

Second, let’s discuss your demeanor.  Now in the Chamber of Secrets, I feel like you did an okay job.  Ginny was young, timid and scared of Harry Potter.  Your role in this movie was acceptable.  After this book though, Ginny started to evolve into a fine young lady.  She was a hot commodity at Hogwarts, snogging all over the place with Dean Thomas!  I feel as though perhaps you missed that point.  Your interpretation of Ginny has continued to be timid.  Moreover, in the books, Ginny is feisty and awesome.  In the movies, Ginny seems bland.  I would have liked to see some character development.  You have read the books, right?

Third, your relationship with Harry is completely awkward and unbelievable.  I recently saw the seventh movie, and in the beginning there’s a part where you ask Harry to zip up your dress.  You then proceed to share the most awkward on screen kiss ever.  There’s just absolutely no chemistry there.  I felt like I was watching Harry kiss his grandma, which okay weird, but you get my point.

Bonnie, I feel as though we are on a first name basis here, I am telling you this as a friend – I think you should have turned this role down back in 2001.  Do you know Karen Gillan?  She’s a Scottish actress around your age who plays Amy Pond in the British show Dr. Who, and well, she embodies Ginny Weasley.  She looks like Ron Weasley’s sister, and there is no doubt that she is a red head.  If you did know her at the time, you probably should have referred her to this role.

Sorry Bonnie, you can’t deny the resemblance!

Since the movies have already been filmed, I realize that there is nothing that can be done to rectify the situation.  In the future, I urge you to think carefully about the roles for which you audition.  Bonnie, I have every reason to believe that you can move forward from this experience.  You seem like a smart young woman, and I am sure that you will avoid making mistakes like this again.  Please send my regards to Karen Gillan, the true Ginny Weasley in my heart.

All my best,



Author: paulamahla

Typical Colorado girl that can't make up her mind. Trail running, hiking, climbing, camping, CrossFit, ultimate frisbee, and skiing? E, all of the above.

3 thoughts on “An open letter to Bonnie Wright

  1. You. Are. Hilarious.

  2. I’m linking this in my blog tonight. It is perfect. You are perfect.

    One complaint – I would be better than both of them. Combined.


  3. I thought about the same the first time when I saw Karen. She’s beautiful, fiercy, she can flirt and she that kind of girl everyone wants to friend with. Perfect Ginny.

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