Jessie Cave’s children are ’embarrassed’ by their mother’s role in the Harry Potter franchise.
Over 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone in 2001, the 36-year-old’s children have become obsessed with the magical world of Hogwarts.
With spouse Alfie Brown, the actor and best-selling author has four children: son Donnie, seven, daughter Margot, four, Tennessee, two, and baby Becker, born in March last year.
Jessie appeared as Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth film in the franchise.
While her acting was flawless, Jessie’s children were not pleased with their mother’s look in the film. Ouch.
Chatting about her kids demolishing the films in lockdown, Jessie admitted: ‘I asked them, “What’s your favourite bit about Harry Potter?” hoping they would say, “You, Mummy” – but they find me quite embarrassing in it!
‘They can’t get over the fact that I kiss Ron,’ she revealed chatting to Closer, before admitting she’s appreciating the films much more seeing them through her childrens’ eyes.
Jessie Watson initially debuted in the sixth film, unexpectedly saying hello to Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), and stole the show with her superb depiction of desperate Gryffindor Lavender who is completely smitten by him.
As the pupils mature, the film focuses more on romance, as the witches and wizards develop affections for their classmates.
Much to Hermione Granger’s chagrin (played by Emma Watson, of course), Ron ends up kissing Lavender in the Gryffindor common room afterparty after an extremely brilliant Quidditch performance.
The rest is history, as Ron has found himself in an intimate connection with Lavender, who refers to him as her ‘Won-Won’ and is completely fascinated with him.
Hermione is furious with her buddy Ron, whom she plainly likes, for most of the film, but thankfully for her, the entire relationship falls apart when Ron nearly dies after mistakenly ingesting poison.
While in the infirmary, a perplexed Ron murmurs Hermione’s name rather than Lavender’s. Unfortunately for Ron, the latter had heard.
But it turned out to be a lucky break for Ron, who didn’t remember anything but was relieved to be rid of her.
Ron’s friends never told him the truth about why their relationship ended, and Lavander looked irritated by the messy breakup.
His romantic relationship with Hermione languished, until flowering in the final film during the life-or-death Battle of Hogwarts.
Lavender meets her end in this same conflict between the wizarding world and Voldemort – spoiler alert – and Hermione is devastated to watch her being devoured by the terrible werewolf Fenrir Greyback.
Jessie also stated that she feigned to tiny Margot, who became sad at this moment, that Lavender did not die in this scenario but was having a ‘little snooze’.
Poor old Lavender.