- Jessie Cave played Lavender Brown in the “Harry Potter” movie series.
- Cave said she put on a bit of weight before returning to shoot “The Deathly Hallows” parts 1 and 2.
- Cave said she was “treated like a different species” after going from a size 8 to a size 12.
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Jessie Cave has opened up about her struggles with it body pressure while playing Lavender Brown in the “Harry Potter” movies.
Cave, which won the role of Lavender after more than 7,000 people auditioned, he said The independent that she he gained weight between finishes “The Half-Blood Prince” and disappearing “Relics of Death” parts 1 and 2.
“I gained a lot of weight after I did Harry Potter, just because I wasn’t hungry. And I was growing and that’s just what happened,” Cave said. His return to the sector having gained weight, however, has not been pleasant.
“I was treated like a different species. It was horrible. It was probably me and my insecurity, knowing I wasn’t wearing jeans of the same size, but it wasn’t a time where actresses were bigger than me.” a size eight, ”Cave said.
“And in the previous movie I was there, and now it was a size 12. Then it was horrible. It was a really uncomfortable experience.”
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Cave appeared more importantly as Lavender in “The Half-Blood Prince,” where her character falls in love with Rupert Grint’s Ron Weasley and engages in a very PDA-filled public relationship. Lavender’s heart is broken when Ron, involuntarily, reveals that he’s pissed off for Hermione. Cave has returned as Lavender in the last two “Potter” installments in much smaller roles.
The role of Lavender was originally played by a different actress, Jennifer Smith, in “The Prisoner of Azkaban” before being reformed later in the franchise.
Since then Cave has participated in several movies and TV shows, including the 2014 movie “Pride,” an episode of “Black Mirror” and the 2018 movie “Benjamin.” Cave is also an author, comedian and artist.
However, despite this success, Cave still feels the consequences of gaining weight in an unforgiving industry.
“You get a little bigger, or you’re not so relevant, and you get tired, and you have to make your way in the dark. I definitely feel invisible when I’ve gained a little bit of weight,” Cave said.
“And since then, it’s made me have weird problems with weight and work. And it’s so f — ed up, but it’s just how it is. Women have to deal with this all the time.”