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Katie Leung nearly quit acting after Potter

Katie Leung was tempted to quit Hollywood after wrapping Harry Potter - until she rediscovered her passion for acting in drama school.

Leung, who shot to fame playing the boy wizard's love interest Cho Chang, considered pursuing an alternative career path after the final Potter movie was released this summer (11).


She tells Britain's Evening Standard, "Harry Potter was an amazing experience but I didn't know whether I was chosen on my acting ability or because I fitted the character at the time."


The 24 year old enrolled in an intensive drama course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland over the summer (11) and admits the classes reignited her desire to act.


Now she's set to make her stage debut in Wild Swans, an adaptation of Jung Chang's historical epic, (11) at London's Young Vic theatre in April (12).


She adds, "Going to drama college reconfirmed my passion for acting and then this stage work popped up. I'm really excited to be making my theatre debut. It's just an amazing opportunity and I couldn't have asked for anything better than this after Potter. I look forward to representing this truly inspirational story on stage."