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The Motherwell-based teenager auditioned after her father spotted an advert for the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire casting call. She had tiptoed shyly into the room a few moments earlier, apologising profusely for her dressed-down attire amid the opulent surroundings of Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens.Leung was selected from more than 3,000 hopefuls and catapulted to stardom. Cute as a button, Leung appears far younger than her 28 years."[So] they can see a Chinese girl on the screen who has her own mind and is able to make decisions for herself and she's independent.” Leung also highlighted that the ongoing diversity debate is “really positive”, saying "I need to be more vocal because it's my duty - not for myself but for everyone else out there, for any other east Asian who does want to make it in the arts."If they're not represented on our screens or stages then how are they supposed to look up to anyone, or be inspired and feel like they can do what they want to do?Years later, the actor still encounters “casual racism” on regular basis. It is something that needs to be addressed.” Her solution?Speaking to , she discussed how taxi drivers will still say to her “Wow, you speak very good English,” despite having grown up in Dundee and attended private school in Lanarkshire. Get more English-speaking actors on screens around the world for starters: “You say diversity, but it is not ‘diversity’ – it is [about] a more truthful representation on our screens, so people see a Chinese person speaking English and won’t come to the assumption that people of colour don’t speak English.” She goes on to explain how not enough Asian women are taking up acting as a profession because they fear being typecast in Chinese-centric roles.

Whatever I was expecting of a young woman who found global fame in her teens, it certainly wasn’t this. “I was so innocent and naive,” she muses, reflecting on that pivotal early role opposite fellow Hogwarts alumnus Radcliffe.With diversity the talking point of the moment, Katie joins Humans star Gemma Chan in leading the charge for more British actors with an East Asian heritage on TV.One Child is broadcast on February 17 at 9pm on BBC2.That spine-tingling upside-down kiss in Spider-Man. A coming-of-age smooch between Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung.Leung was only 16 when she landed the part of Cho Chang in the record-breaking movie franchise based on JK Rowling’s books.

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