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Hold The Phone, Miss Trunchbull Is Harry Potter's Aunt?

Aside from, ya know, being magic and shit.

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All right, so you probably clicked this because you love the movie Matilda and/or the Harry Potter series.

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Like you, I'm a fan of any story where a telekinetic kid superglues a hat to her shitty dad's head, or where a wizard magically lets a snake out of its enclosure to scare his turd cousin.

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That being said, I'm sure you can imagine that it came as a pretty big effin' shock to me when I learned over the weekend that Harry's aunt Marjorie Dursley is played by the same actor who plays MISS FUCKING TRUNCHBULL in Matilda.

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Here they are side by side for comparison:

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Miss Trunchbull (left), Aunt Marjorie (right).

That's right, folks: Harry's wretched aunt and Matilda's evil principal are basically the same person, since they're both portrayed by the same actor, Pam Ferris.

That's how it works, right?
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That's how it works, right?

Even more surprising to me is that fact that the actor who plays both of these awful characters actually looks like a very sweet woman, not an evil principal or swollen aunt — who knew?

Here's what Pam Ferris looks like now!
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Here's what Pam Ferris looks like now!

For real, like I'd wanna grab a drink with this lady and have girl talk, ya know?

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Go forth now with this knowledge I've bestowed upon you and enlighten the world!

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