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Harry Potter Actress 'Worried' About Adult Fans: 'They Should Be Over That By Now'

“It was 25 years ago and it’s for children," actress Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout, said

<p>Warner Bros.</p> Miriam Margolyes

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Miriam Margolyes

Class is dismissed for Harry Potter fans, according to Miriam Margolyes, the actress who played Professor Sprout in the series.

Margolyes’ character taught students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a fictional boarding school of magic created by author J. K. Rowling. Grade-level pupils were enrolled to learn all about potions, spells, and even team-building extracurricular activities such as quidditch.

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However, Professor Sprout's portrayer is done with anyone beyond their teen years still being a superfan of the wizarding world.

During a recent interview with New Zealand’s 1News, the 82-year-old actress said Harry Potter, simply put, “it’s over.”

Harry Potter — I worry about Harry Potter fans because they should be over that by now,” Margolyes said to the host in response to a question comparing fans of the films to fans from her 1980s BBC1 sitcom Blackadder.

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The BAFTA Award-winning talent added, “It was 25 years ago and it’s for children.”

Seeming genuinely perplexed that those who loved the films in their younger years would still be fans as adults, she continued sharing her point of view.

“They get stuck in it,” Margolyes 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.”

<p>Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection</p> HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Harris, 2002

Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Harris, 2002

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.”

The pandemonium began in 1997 with the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

<p>Warner Brothers / courtesy Everett</p> Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, 2010

Warner Brothers / courtesy Everett

Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, 2010

In April 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed their plans for a brand-new show set to follow the half-blood. The series will call Max Original home.

"We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way," said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content in a press release, adding that “Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon.”

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To their point, and opposite of Margolyes’, even age groups above millennials still enjoy Harry Potter — especially around Halloween.

In October 2023, The Masked Singer had an entire episode dedicated to Hogwarts.

In a PEOPLE exclusive sneak peek at the time, the Sorting Hat had to decide whether Hawk (who was believed to be Ryan Phillippe) belonged in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin.

Ravenclaw was chosen as Hawk’s house on the musical mystery series.

“It makes a lot of sense that I’m Ravenclaw because I was a good student — or at least you saw me on TV pretending to be,” the voice said, adding further speculation that it could be the actor who played high school students in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions

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