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‘Harry Potter’ star Jessie Cave slams co-star for ridiculing adult fans of franchise

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Jessie Cave slammed "Harry Potter" co-star Miriam Margolyes's remarks.

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Jessie Cave, 36, who played Lavender Brown in the “Harry Potter” movies, is slamming her co-star, Miriam Margolyes, 82, who played Professor Sprout.

“I worry about Harry Potter fans because they should be over that by now,” Margolyes said during a recent interview with New Zealand’s 1News network. “It was 25 years ago, and it’s for children.”

“People say, ‘We’re having a Harry Potter-themed wedding,’ and I think, ‘Gosh, what’s their first night of fun going to be?’ I can’t even think about it. No.”

Cave reacted to her comments during an appearance at Dream It Con on Saturday.

“It’s such a shame that that happened. You know how she is, she’s just a bit funny. And I think she didn’t mean for it to be taken like that, I hope … I really don’t like that she said that.”

“Harry Potter” co-star Jessie Cave pushed back at Miriam Margolyes’ comments that adult fans should be “over that by now.” Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Co
“Harry Potter” co-star Jessie Cave pushed back at Miriam Margolyes’ comments that adult fans should be “over that by now.” Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Co

Cave was in several of the “Potter” films, but she was most prominent in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” when Lavender briefly became Ron Weasley’s (Rupert Grint) simpering girlfriend.

Margolyes played their eccentric herbology professor.

Jessie Cave was most prominent as Ron’s girlfriend in the sixth “Harry Potter” movie. Warner Bros.
Jessie Cave was most prominent as Ron’s girlfriend in the sixth “Harry Potter” movie. Warner Bros.
Jessie Cave in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.” Warner Bros.
Jessie Cave in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.” Warner Bros.
“I really don’t like that she said that,” Jessie Cave remarked. Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty Images
“I really don’t like that she said that,” Jessie Cave remarked. Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty Images

This isn’t the first time that Margolyes has made headline-grabbing remarks.

The “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Romeo + Juliet” actress previously called Steve Martin “horrid” and “incredibly unfunny,” she defended J.K. Rowling for her controversial remarks about transgender people, and she alleged that Arnold Schwarzenegger was “quite rude” and “deliberately farted” in her face.

Jason Isaacs, 60, who starred as Lucius Malfoy in the “Potter” franchise, opened up about the young cast in an interview with The Post in February.

“It was always strange going back to the films, where they were a couple years older than the last time I saw them, and I would treat them how they had been previously. So, treating a 14-year-old like a 12-year-old wasn’t great,” he said.

“And, when they were 18, and we treated them like they still weren’t allowed to smoke or drink — and, they were doing both at an industrial pace — that was odd.”

Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolyes and Richard Harris in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolyes and Richard Harris in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Miriam Margolyes, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent and David Bradley in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Miriam Margolyes, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent and David Bradley in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Miriam Margolyes with Daniel Radcliffe. PA Images via Getty Images
Miriam Margolyes with Daniel Radcliffe. PA Images via Getty Images

“What’s odd is when people say to me, ‘Is it strange, them growing up?’ It would be extremely strange if I met them and they were still 12! I saw Rupert recently, and they looked incredibly happy,” Isaacs went on, referring to Grint, 35, who welcomed daughter Wednesday in 2020 with his longtime partner, actress Georgia Groome, 32.

“I speak to Tom all the time; he doesn’t have kids yet. I know Dan is a dad,” said Isaacs, referring to Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe.

“They’re all men and women, and very accomplished in whatever field they are, and it’s always lovely to see them.”

Miriam Margolyes as the eccentric Professor Sprout. Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Miriam Margolyes as the eccentric Professor Sprout. Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Jessie Cave (left), Evanna Lynch and Emma Watson in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Jessie Cave (left), Evanna Lynch and Emma Watson in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
“It’s such a shame that that happened,” Jessie Cave said about Miriam Margolyes’ commens. Instagram/@jessiecave
“It’s such a shame that that happened,” Jessie Cave said about Miriam Margolyes’ commens. Instagram/@jessiecave

It was recently announced that a “Harry Potter” TV show is in development with Max.

James and Oliver Phelps, 38, who played Fred and George Weasley, told The Post in July that they would be game to return — if the show asked them.

“I suppose so. It’s one of those things where it’s never really a chapter closed in your life,” said Oliver.

“Whether as our characters, that’s a totally different thing – we’re not quite looking like high schoolers anymore! If it does happen, we only know as much as you do. But, it’s nice that there’s a lot of intrigue around the show.”

“We’ve got a very close bond with a lot of the Potter cast,” James chimed in. “Because it’s like friends from high school or college. You’ve gone through a lot together.”

“It was 25 years ago, and it’s for children,” Miriam Margolyes said about “Harry Potter.” Fairfax Media via Getty Images
“It was 25 years ago, and it’s for children,” Miriam Margolyes said about “Harry Potter.” Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Jessie Cave defended the “Harry Potter” franchise against Miriam Margoyles’ comments. Instagram/@jessiecave
Jessie Cave defended the “Harry Potter” franchise against Miriam Margoyles’ comments. Instagram/@jessiecave

During the convention over the weekend, Cave further said that the Potter fan base is “still bonded” despite getting older.

“It’s passed on to younger people and younger generations, and that’s what’s so amazing. [Margolyes] probably just doesn’t understand that [or] get that. So that’s OK, and just let her be,” she noted.

“But I think it’s just very unusual, this situation.”