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'Harry Potter' Star Julie Walters Might Quit Acting For Good

Julie Walters is opening up in a brand new interview, and revealing she thinks that getting cancer was almost a blessing for her.

The 70-year-old actress, who has starred in Harry Potter, Mamma Mia and most recently, The Secret Garden, spoke about how her diagnosis forced her to slow down in her career.

Julie was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in 2018 which required her to have chemotherapy and undergo surgery. She is now cancer free.

“I had a weird reaction to it,” she recalled to The Times. “Part of me was going, ‘Oh my God! I’ve got cancer! Oh my God!’ And I’m dealing with the shock of that, and it’s all systems go to have it treated. But there was also an element of going [she sighs and smiles, as if hugely relaxed], ‘I don’t have to do any more work. I can actually get off this treadmill.’ Because I had been working really hard and it seemed like a big excuse not to do anything. Cancer trumps everything. So there was a huge relief in it, which is strange. But I needed something to stop me.”

Julie added that “it was a feeling that, ‘I’m in my sixties and these parts are coming in, so I should do it.’ It was almost as if somewhere you know that you’re going to be stopped. I must do it before I can’t. Whereas now I think, ‘Oh, gosh, I don’t need that.’ And my husband constantly says, ‘You don’t need to do that.’ And so I don’t. And I think once you get something like cancer, something has to change. Otherwise you’re just going to get it again.”

She also admits that she thinks working so much and the stress that came with it contributed to her cancer diagnosis.

“The oncologist said to me, ‘What do you think has caused the cancer?’ And the first thing that came to my mind was acting. Acting caused it. Because of the way that I approach it. I have to be totally in it. Everything has to be just so. It’s very stressful,” Julie says. “You’re immediately above the parapet. You’re being judged. It’s a stressful job and I don’t sleep when I’m working. It’s not good for me.”

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Harry Potter's Julie Walters Diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer, Is Now All Clear

Julie Walters is revealing that she was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer 18 months ago, and she’s thankfully all clear today.

The 69-year-old actress – who is well known for her work as Rosie in the Mamma Mia films and Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films – found an abnormality in her intestine after undergoing a medical test.

“I was still thinking, ‘That’s ridiculous, he must have made a mistake’. I couldn’t believe it,” she told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire.

Doctors informed her that “We can fix this.” She recalled telling her husband and “tears came into his eyes.”

She had one foot of her colon removed and underwent chemotherapy. She added that she “just had a scan and I know that [I’m] clear.”

Jessie Buckley's Star Turn in 'Wild Rose' Gets First Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the upcoming movie Wild Rose has been released and it features a star-making performance from newcomer Jessie Buckley.

The 29-year-old actress was nominated for the EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs earlier this year.

Jessie plays Rose-Lynn, a would-be country singer who dreams of leaving her rough life in Glasgow, Scotland for the bright lights of Nashville.

Fresh out of a stint in prison, Rose-Lynn is a single mom with an ankle monitor, a curfew, and a concerned mother (Julie Walters), who wants her to focus more on her two children and less on her music. But when Rose- Lynn tries to hold down a housekeeping job, her boss (Sophie Okonedo) hears her singing and becomes an unlikely supporter, intent on getting her to Nashville despite the long odds. Caught between hope and responsibility, Rose-Lynn must find her place without abandoning her raw talent and grand ambitions.

The movie will be released in June.

New 'Mary Poppins Returns' Trailer Gives Sneak Peek at Lin-Manuel Miranda's Big Song!

The highly anticipated movie musical Mary Poppins Returns is one month away, but you can get a sneak peek at the new music in this sneak peek!

Emily Blunt is playing the title character in the new film with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the lamplighter.

In the new sneak peek, we get to hear a preview of Lin-Manuel singing “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” his big song in the film.

New character posters have been released featuring Emily as Mary, Lin-Manuel as Jack, Meryl Streep as Topsy, Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins, and Julie Walters as Ellen.

Mary Poppins Returns will hit theaters on December 19.

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Is There a 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' End Credits Scene?

The Mamma Mia sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, is hitting theaters in just a few hours and it’s expected to dominate this weekend’s box office!

The film is currently receiving some fun reviews, and when the credits begin rolling, you’re going to want to stay in your seat! There’s a song performed in the credits and after the credits, there’s a quick, fun blooper scene!

Returning to the cast are Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper as Sophie and Sky, Meryl Streep as Donna, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, and Colin Firth as Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry, and Christine Baranski and Julie Walters as Tonya and Rosie.

Joining the cast from the first film Lily James as Young Donna, Cher as Sophie’s grandma, Alexa Davies as young Rosie, Jessica Keenan Wynn as young Tonya, Jeremy Irvine as young Sam, Josh Dylan as young Bill, and Hugh Skinner as young Harry.

Check out the movie, in theaters this weekend!

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'Mamma Mia' Sequel Poster Features the Entire Star-Studded Cast!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the hit film, has debuted a brand new poster featuring the full cast!

On the poster, you can see Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie, Christine Baranski as Tanya, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, Dominic Cooper as Sky, and Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth as Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.

In addition, Lily James, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia and Cher are new to the cast in roles that go back and forth in time to show how the relationships between characters were forged.

Look out for the movie, in theaters on July 20!

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Supporting Actor Nominees Hugh Grant & Willem Dafoe Look Sharp on the Red Carpet at BAFTAs 2018

Hugh Grant and Willem Dafoe look dapper on the red carpet at the 2018 EE British Academy Film Awards held at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (February 18) in London, England.

The two actors were both nominated the category of Best Supporting Actor during the evening’s ceremony.

Willem walked the red carpet alongside his wife, Giada Colagrande, and Hugh was joined by his girlfriend Anna Eberstein. The two are expecting a baby together, which will be Hugh‘s fifth child!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Julie Walters also hit the red carpet alongside her husband, Grant Roffey.

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