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  I want to be Cho Chang!
Updated 08 February 2004, 11.41
Wonha outside the audition studio in London
Wonha joined thousands of other hopefuls as she queued for hours in London to try and land the the role of Harry Potter's love interest - Cho Chang.

Whovever gets the role will appear with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and the rest of the cast in The Goblet of Fire.

Wonha tells us what it was like to wait in line.

"As soon as we came out of the tube station my mum and I saw a huge line of Cho Chang hopefuls at the Pineapple Dance Studios, in Covent Garden.

Some were hopping from one foot to the other with excitement. Others stood silently, frowning and worrying. We joined on the end, thinking we must have got there very early, as the queue wasn't that long.

Actually, the front of the queue was around the corner! I was doing everything to stay calm. I was squealing inside, knowing that I had a chance of being in HP.

Wonha queued with many thousands for the part of Cho Chang

Soon the queue was getting longer and my enthusiasm was becoming less controllable. When it became so long that we couldn't see the end of it from where we were standing, it moved! Now, my excitement turned into nerves.

Amidst all this, everyone was looking for film stars. Finally, we heard screams and giggles: someone must have arrived. Then we saw the only celebrity there... Newsround's Lizo! He greeted fans and then moved on.

I was at the front now. In my head, I practised my drama piece and what I was going to say. I grasped at my CV and photos, anxiously. This was it. I thought to myself, 'What if I don't get it? I'll be so disappointed... but what if I do get it?'

I was nervous and excited, each making the other worse... I really wanted this. Not just because it was HP but because I want to be an actress. I wanted to seize every opportunity I had.

The fact that it was HP made me want it even more. I needed to know that if I failed, it wasn't through lack of effort.

I followed a casting director into the studios, leaving my mum outside. The audition was different to what I'd expected.

The casting directors thanked us for coming. We filled in forms and then they took our photos. They said if they wanted to see us again, they'd contact us. And it was over!

It was a brilliant experience, so thank you, Livi, for telling me about it, and Ellie and Holly for helping me prepare. Obviously thank you mum for taking me. And thank you Newsround for letting me share my first taste of 'showbiz'!"

Wonha, 14, Sheffield


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