The Internet is giving Padma Patil the Neville Longbottom treatment.
And by that we mean people are getting very excited that Afshan Azad, the actress who played the character in the "Harry Potter" films, has grown up from cute child to very beautiful adult. Funny how this tends to happen to child actors when they... become older.
Here's Azad with Ron at the Yule Ball in "Goblet of Fire."
Here's Azad now:
Datenight 😘 pic.twitter.com/6JuZv23zYR
— Afshan Azad (@afshan_azad) June 26, 2015
While she appreciates the complimentary attention, the actress would also like to remind everyone that it is quite standard to look different at age 16 than at 27.
Seriously guys, all this hype after the Buzzfeed article is ridiculous! Hilarious but crazy! I appreciate it&all but come on I was 16 then!!
— Afshan Azad (@afshan_azad) June 27, 2015
Sounds about right.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post referred to Padma Patil as a Ravenclaw student in the "Harry Potter" movies. While the character is in Ravenclaw in the book series, she is changed to a Gryffindor in the films.