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“Harry Potter”'s Jessie Cave Reacts to Miriam Margolyes' Comment on Adult Fans: 'Don't Like That She Said That'

"I think she didn't mean for it to be taken like that, I hope," Cave said of Margolyes during a Dream It Con panel with fellow 'Potter' alum Devon Murray

<p>Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty Images; Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock </p> Jessie Cave and Miriam Margolyes

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Jessie Cave and Miriam Margolyes

The more Harry Potter fans, the better, for Jessie Cave.

During a Dream It Con panel with fellow Potter alum Devon Murray over the weekend, the 36-year-old actress — who played Lavender Brown in the films — expressed her disagreement with their former costar Miriam Margolyes' comments concerning adult fans of the franchise.

Margolyes, 82, said in a recent interview with New Zealand’s 1News, "I worry about Harry Potter fans because they should be over that by now."

Answering a fan in the audience, Cave said of Margolyes' comments, "It's such a shame that that happened," before going on to give her the benefit of the doubt.

"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," Cave continued of Margolyes, who played Herbology professor and head of Hogwarts' Hufflepuff house, Professor Pomona Sprout, in the movies.

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<p>Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection </p> Jessie Cave and Miriam Margolyes in the 'Harry Potter' films

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Jessie Cave and Miriam Margolyes in the 'Harry Potter' films

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Cave went on to say, "It's just such an amazing thing that Harry Potter has done," adding that the blockbuster fantasy series has "created a community" and "fan base that has aged and is still bonded through [it], and it’s passed on to younger people and younger generations, and that’s what's so amazing."

"She probably just doesn’t understand that [or] get that. So that's okay, and just let her be," Cave continued of Margolyes. "But I think it's just very unusual, this situation."

Seeming genuinely perplexed that those who loved the Harry Potter films in their younger years would still be fans as adults, Margolyes also said in her comments, “It was 25 years ago, and it’s for children.”

“They get stuck in it,” she explained. “I do Cameos, and 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.”

And although the Age of Innocence actress called Harry Potter “wonderful” and shared that she was “grateful” for the opportunity for the role, she reiterated that “it’s over."

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Harry Potter is clearly still near and dear not only to many fans' hearts but that of several of its stars, who regularly make convention appearances, including at the recent Dream It Con.

Cave even joined forces with Rupert Grint to recreate one of their most famous scenes together: when Lavender gives boyfriend Ron Weasley (Grint, 35), a.k.a. her "Won-Won," a necklace reading "My Sweetheart" for Christmas.

Grint and Cave leveraged the TikTok trend that uses Simple Plan's song "I'm Just a Kid" to recreate past moments — in this case, the scene where Lavender puts the necklace on a mortified Ron.

"Lavender Brown reunited with her Won-won this weekend at our #ETWW convention! 💖⚡️🪄," read the caption on the fun throwback clip.

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