MIRIAM Margolyes wasn’t paid millions for ‘Harry Potter’ but doesn’t mind so much these days because it made her “very famous.”
The 81-year-old actress achieved global fame by playing herbology teacher Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
She claims that while her “un-ladylike” demeanour has made her very rich, she was only paid £60,000 for the part in the fantasy series.
She says only its main stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were paid seven-figure salaries.
“I’m not very ladylike. I’ve got a ladylike voice and I think it’s the contrast of saying C***face’ in a very sweet voice that engages people,” Miriam explained.
“Anyway, I’ve made a lot of money out of it so I’m perfectly happy with that.
“I never made ‘Harry Potter’ millions. I think the three or four main people did.
“I was only in two and I only got £60,000 for being Professor Sprout but I’m not grumbling. Now. I grumbled then but it made me very famous!”
Meanwhile, the ‘H Is for Happiness’ actress is well-known for using profanity at will and added that she has always found swearing to be “fun” and fans now pay her to swear at them on the celebrity greetings website Cameo which they share on “this weird thing” called TikTok.
She told Metro newspaper’s Sixty Seconds column: “I’ve done quite a few podcasts but do you know this very weird thing called TikTok?
“You know Cameo, where you earn money for saying ‘happy birthday to someone? Well, people have been putting my Cameo on this TikTok website and it’s made me very popular.
“Sometimes I’m rude and swear and say ‘C***’ and ‘f***’ and ‘up your a***hole’ and people like it.
“I have always had that. I didn’t swear at home because my parents wouldn’t have liked it but I swear in public because it’s fun!”
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