Maggie Smith Throws Shade Over Her Roles In ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Downton Abbey’
Maggie Smith has worked in the acting world since a young child and played some iconic and beloved characters.
Turns out, she wasn’t keen on her roles in Harry Potter or even Downton Abbey, as she explained in an interview with Evening Standard Magazine.
The 84-year-old discussed her role in Harry Potter as Professor Minerva McGonagall, as well as her role in Downton Abbey as Violet Crawley, saying, “It seemed to take ages to get away from light comedy.
I am deeply grateful for the work in Potter and indeed Downton, but it wasn’t what you’d call satisfying. I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things.”
According to Smith, she and the late Alana Rickman, their camera time in Harry Potter was mainly “reaction shots.” from scene to scene and the pair used to complain on set about the lack of acting required.
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