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Harry Potter star claims film publicists told her to deny receiving racist abuse

Harry Potter star Katie Leung claimed film publicists told her to say she did not obtain racist abuse.

She gained on the spot worldwide recognition and fame for her function as Cho Chang within the Harry Potter movies when she was simply 16 years previous.

Speaking about it now, Katie mentioned publicists told her to deny receiving racist abuse although she had seen it “with my own eyes”.

Admittedly the actress did not converse up on the time as she felt “f***ing grateful”, having landed an enormous function within the Harry Potter franchise.

She mentioned on the Chinese Chippy Girl podcast: “I remember speaking to the publicists and I didn’t get any interview or media training before I was doing them…



Harry Potter star says film publicists told her to deny receiving racist abuse

“I remember them saying: “Katie, we’ve not seen these web sites that individuals are speaking about so for those who get requested simply say it isn’t true and it isn’t taking place”…

“I simply nodded my head although I’d seen it with my very own eyes. So I mentioned I’ll say every thing’s nice and I imply I used to be grateful, I used to be very f***ing grateful that I used to be in that position however that wasn’t nice…

“It happened it’s just I keep saying I wish I’d said something but you just can’t do it.”

Katie remembered googling herself and trawling by the “racist s**t”.



KATIE LEUNG
She gained on the spot worldwide recognition and fame for her function as Cho Chang within the Harry Potter movies when she was simply 16 years previous

It had an “awful” impression on her as she admitted the way it was straightforward to “forget all the positive and listen to the negative”.

She added: “The hate stuff — there were so many positive people and I got a lot of fan mail — but it’s one of those things where you forget all the positive and listen to the negative…

“I used to be googling myself and this web site was devoted to the HP fandom and I bear in mind studying all of the feedback and there was quite a lot of racist s**t and somebody created a hate website…

“It just said if you disagree with this casting then click on this button then there was a count of how many people disagreed with the casting. It was awful. So awful.”



Katie Leung
Speaking about it now, Katie mentioned publicists told her to deny receiving racist abuse although she had seen it “with my own eyes”

The Mirror reached out to representatives of Warner Bros for additional remark.

Recently, Katie starred within the gripping BBC drama The Nest.

She has continued to make her mark on the appearing circles following her breakthrough function within the Harry Potter sequence in 2005.

As properly as motion pictures and TV, Katie has carved out her title within the theatrical circles.

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