Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hello! has Katie Leung interview
Seventeen-year-old Katie Leung, who originally hails from Motherwell, near Glasgow, plays the irresistible new student Cho Chang in Harry's latest adventure. And the sixth-former looks set to make quite an impression with her big screen debut, as she will be the first actress to share a kiss with the boy wizard. "My dad was watching television one day and he saw an ad for my character," she revealed. "It was weird because it fitted me perfectly. It said you have to be 16, you have to have long dark hair and you have to be Asian." Katie beat off competition from 4,000 other contenders to land her role in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, but the young performer still felt a little nervy when she first met her co-stars Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and, of course, Daniel Radcliffe. "That was really intimidating - it was like 'Oh my God, I'm around all these great actors'," she explained. "But it was really cool afterwards and we spoke and got to know each other." Appearing in the flick also means she'll be sharing the screen with some of the industry's most revered talents. Acclaimed thesp Ralph Fiennes will be strutting his stuff as Harry's nemesis Lord Voldemort, while Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Miranda Richardson and Maggie Smith are all reprising their roles from previous films.

**This from Hello!

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