The Internet went wild over the weekend when Harry Potter fans discovered Afshan Azad had pulled a Matthew Lewis — meaning that she’s now older and looks different than when she played Hogwarts student Padma Patil on screen.
But one person not surprised by the supposed “transformation” is Azad herself — though she is astonished by all the attention her looks are getting at the moment.
“As much as I’m flattered, is there a need?” the now-27-year-old tweeted over the weekend with a link to the BuzzFeed post that first focused on her appearance. “I appreciate it [and] all but come on I was 16 then!!”
Azad also thanked fans for the “love,” but reminded everyone again on Sunday that her new look isn’t the work of any magic.