Emma Thompson will not be returning as Professor Sybil Trelawney for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” says MTV News.
The actress has opted instead to make a sequel to “Nanny McPhee”, the 2005 family fantasy movie which she wrote and produced.
Why turn down Potter? “The Harry Potters are great big franchises that are something I’m not emotionally attached to or necessarily particularly creatively attached to. That’s more like doing a turn, whereas the Nanny McPhees are something I’ve written. The art is in those films, they’re very handmade, they’re something that’s very close to me. Those are the ones I really care about.”
As for the new McPhee film, entitled “Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang”, the story is set one hundred years later during wartime and follows two families of evacuees – one from the country, the other from the city.
“This time, the lone parent is the mother. That’s what it’s about: The big war, and a war between these two sets of extremely different children…It’s not a sequel, actually, it’s a new story. The only thing that is the same is Nanny McPhee” says Thompson.