Emma Thompson Gives Up 'Harry Potter' for 'Nanny McPhee'
Emma Thompson Gives Up 'Harry Potter' for 'Nanny McPhee'
If Emma Thompson had a choice, she would rather reprise her role in Nanny McPhee than in the Harry Potter series.  And, in an interview with MTV News, the actress who appeared as divination professor Sybill Trelawney confirmed that she would rather appear as a magical “government nanny”.

“No, no, no,” she said. “I’m making my own Nanny McPhee next year. They mean much more to me.”

Thompson is slated to appear in the second film to the McPhee series, earlier announced to become a trilogy. “The working title is Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang,” she revealed.  “It’s not a sequel, actually, it’s a new story … It is set one hundred years later; the only thing that is the same is Nanny McPhee.  It’s about two families: a family of country children, and a family of town children, [both] during the war.  So it’s about evacuees, and the father is away at war.  So this time, the lone parent is the mother.  That’s what it’s about: the big war, and a war between these two sets of extremely different children.”

But why not appear in the Harry Potter series, which she was a part of for the last two films?  “The Harry Potters are great big franchises that are something I’m not emotionally attached to or necessarily particularly creatively attached to,” she explained.  “That’s more like doing a turn, whereas the Nanny McPhees are something I’ve written.  The art is in those films, they’re very hand made, they’re something that’s very close to me.  Those are the ones I really care about.”

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: MTV News
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