Harry Potter Actress Is Praised by Fans for ‘Not Being Like Her Co-stars’ After Saying She ‘owes Everything’ to the Author Despite Transgender Fight

An actress who starred in the Harry Potter film series has been praised for ‘standing up to bullies’ after she thanked J.K. Rowling for launching her career.

Afshan Azad, 33, from Manchester, who played Padma Patil in the fantasy film franchise, took to Twitter to say she ‘owes everything’ to Rowling and the movie’s casting directors.

Fans were quick to thank Azad for her tweets, dubbing her ‘braver and more gracious’ than several of her co-stars, who have distanced themselves from Rowling after she became embroiled in a row surrounding tweets about transgender people.

It comes after it emerged Rowling, 56, will not appear in an HBO Max special celebrating 20 years of the Harry Potter films, despite creating the characters.

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Source: Daily Mail