Aunt Marge talks

  August 28, 2003 at 2:11 PM ET
  grae     Wizard News (via The Mirror)

You may remember Pam Ferrisopens in new window as the scary Miss Trunchbull in Matildaopens in new window, or the equally scary but funny Irish mob leader Tommy Cotter in last year's Death to Smoochyopens in new window. And next year she'll be portraying Harry's scary Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanopens in new window. Perhaps it's no coincidence all these roles have certain similarities, as Pam explains in her interviewopens in new window with The Mirror.

"Apart from gardening, cooking and drinking good wine with my husband and friends, what I like best is playing grotesque women.

"I love every kind of grotesque - scary ones, fat ones and vicious ones. They're really good fun.

"I think the profession has changed a lot since I entered it. It's much more personality-led now rather than acting-led. But I happen to be part of an old school that believes in transformation.

"If you're part of that school, you go for the artistic satisfaction at the expense of paying the bills. Rather than earning a stable living being the same person, I've made myself as versatile as possible. And I wouldn't change a thing."


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