London (ANI): Actress Jessie Cave has bagged the role of Lavender
Brown in the next Harry Potter film. The 20-tear-old will star as
Ron Weasley's girlfriend in the new movie. Earlier, for the role,
the producers had held an open casting call for 15-18 year old
girls saying that experience was needed.
Announcing the auditions, director David Yates had said that the
auditions were open to all. "These auditions are open to everybody
and we can't wait to see who comes in the door. Normally I have all
these casting agents sending me kids who have been to stage school
and who come in tap-dancing and singing," the Daily Snack quoted
Yates, as saying.
Because of this reason, around 7,000 hopefuls queued for hours
in a bid to win the role but Cave, who is two years older than the
age stipulated at the audition, landed the role. The producers of
'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" described the actress as
'a pretty and lively girl who loves to be the centre of
Cave is also a trained tap-dancer, along with ballet, jazz,
hip-hop and modern dance. The actress will also appear on TV in new
CBBC drama Summerhill, and on the big screen in forthcoming film
Inkheart opposite Dame Helen Mirren.