During the years of 2007-2011, Maggie Smith continued to film the final Harry Potter movies, all while battling breast cancer. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince, she had shingles and was forced to wear a wig in order to continue filming. On the subject, Smith said, “If there’s work to do I’ll do it. I’ve still got to stagger through the last Harry Potter. The cancer was hideous. It takes the wind out of your sails and I don’t know what the future holds, if anything…
LIKE I NEEDED MORE REASONS TO LOVE MAGGIE SMITH.
Maggie Smith is an awesome badass. In case you weren’t aware.
True Gryffindor indeed. All the love for Dame Maggie.