Miriam Margolyes Says Adult ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Worry Her: “They Should Be Over That By Now”

Miriam Margolyes has some opinions about Harry Potter fans who have continued to stan the J.K. Rowland-created world into their adulthood.

In a recent interview, Margolyes opened up about her experience with fans of the wizarding world and mentioned she was concerned for them.

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“I worry about Harry Potter fans because they should be over that by now,” Margolyes said in an interview with New Zeland’s 1News. “It was 25 years ago, and it’s for children. I think it’s for children.”

Margolyes portrayed Professor Pomona Sprout in 2002’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and reprised her role in 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. The actress says she gets requests for Cameo from Harry Potter fans for special occasions.

“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,” she said.

Despite her thoughts on Harry Potter fans, Margolyes said, “Harry Potter is wonderful. I’m very grateful to it.”

Although Margolyes may think that Harry Potter is over, Warner Bros. doesn’t think so, as work on a series adaptation is in the works and due to hit Max in 2026. The show would reimagine the series of books with Casey Bloys assuring fans it would be “a faithful adaptation.”

Margolyes recently made headlines after she accused Little Shop of Horrors co-star Steve Martin of horrible treatment on the film set.

“I was hit all day by doors opening in my face; repeatedly punched, slapped and knocked down by an unlovely and unapologetic Steve Martin – perhaps he was method acting – and came home grumpy with a splitting headache,” Margolyes wrote in her memoir Oh Miriam: Stories From An Extraordinary Life.

Margolyes said that Martin was “undeniably brilliant but horrid to me.”

Following the accusations, Martin released a statement saying he was “surprised” by Margolyes’ account of their working relationship, adding, “My memory is that we had a good communication as professional actors.”

“But when it is implied that I harmed her or was in some way careless about doing the stunts, I have to object. I remember taking EXTREME caution regarding the fake punch – the same caution I would use with any similar scene. She assured me she felt fine, and we did a few successful takes and stopped,” Martin continued. “There was never any physical contact between her and me, accidental or otherwise, in this scene or any other we shot.”

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