Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
It may be six years since the last Harry Potter film emotionally broke us (love you, Fred) but we’re not quite done talking about the franchise just yet. We’ve been lucky enough to get even more of the wizarding world in the form of Fantastic Beasts – with a nice dollop of Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore – but when it comes to the actors in the original movies, we’re still kind of obsessed with them.
When we found out that the cast has a secret HP WhatsApp group we almost lost it. When Luna Lovegood, aka Evanna Lynch, decided to create vegan Harry Potter food tutorials we were heady with bliss.
So when we found out that one Harry Potter actress has swapped Hogwarts for hamstring curls, and is now a competing fitness goddess we immediately wanted to scream.
Danielle Tabor, who played Quidditch extraordinaire Angelina Johnson in the first three Harry Potter films, has ditched the broom and started her own fitness empire. She is now an online coach and shares fitness inspiration with her 20,000 Instagram followers.
Danielle often competes in bikini competitions and uses her Instagram account as a means of tracking her fitness journey, as well as encouraging others to care less about what they think they should look like, and more about loving their bodies.
‘Being happy meant being proud I had meal prepped, gettin in my workouts, seein my body change & develop by my own coaching standards. It meant eating out but probably sashimi, having soul foods but planned ones, never spontaneous. It meant doing something I thought I never could do,’ she explained.
‘Being happy means, seeing my new curves from a whole new perspective. It means comparing it less, taking my size less seriously. Bein happy means touring & eating cheesecake. It means dinner out with friends & family & knowing it doesn’t have 2 be sushi. Its connecting with people across the other side of the world u met on the internet & sharing stories & havin convos about what we are passionate about. [sic]
‘Neither version is wrong. Its my journey & relevant to that moment in time. Let ur ideas change, as well as ur bod. Don’t fight it. Embrace it.[sic]’
We’ll toast a Butterbeer to that.