Julie Walters had discovered acting through ‘mime’. The sixty four year old English actress, who came to prominence with her role in Educating Rita realized it during a lesson from a nun who got her to mime right in front of her primary class. As the Mama Mia star looks back at the first moment in the spotlight, she shared her thoughts
”There was this one nun [and] she used to have this miming thing you did every Friday afternoon – you had to get up in front of the class and do a mime. And the children had to guess what it was.
”Anyway, the first time that I did it, I did this gossiping woman. This nun – she was awful – but she roared with laughter! The world changed in that moment. The power of that. She said: ‘You should go on the stage.’ I will never forget how suddenly beautiful the classroom looked.”
The actress also needed to adapt her methods of acting in order accommodate the developments in technology, including a CGI Paddington bear.
Also as she recalls her years she spent working on ‘Harry Potter’ with then-child stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, Julie told the Metro newspaper:
”They’d shoot them, then they’d shoot us talking to them when they couldn’t be there. So I was kind of used to that, things appearing afterwards.”