J.D. Night Ghobhadi (jdnightghobhadi) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Evanna Lynch: J.K. Rowling "Is Constantly Deepening and Texturing the Magical World"

Evanna Lynch recently appeared in a July 2018 online exclusive of Schön! Magazine, photographed by Toby Shaw in his Hastings Studio at the Memorial Art Gallery. (Click for full size.)

  • She says: "Honestly, I have no idea [what to expect to see next from Harry Potter] and as a fan, I’m just excited to see the universe expanding and the stories delving deeper, into Dumbledore’s past especially [in Fantastic Beasts]. JKR is constantly deepening and texturing the magical world and I love that. There’s no other fantasy series that is quite so immersive."

  • She also discusses her past insecurities with staying true to Luna's character, wanting to "be liked for it", but struggled to separate herself from the character once the series ended: "I felt like I could have been absolutely anybody in a really awful, hollow way. I had no strong sense of who I was or what my worth was outside of being Luna, and yet I no longer felt like Luna. It was a very strange, lonely, unknowable time and I felt nothing was anchoring me to the world."

  • Says the Potter films helped her overcome her shyness.

  • When she was younger, she had misgivings about fame: "I felt like I was terribly ill-equipped to be a celebrity. The fame part of things was not easy. I was a teenager with acne and self-esteem issues and I vividly remember going to stay at the fanciest hotel and looking at myself in a gilded mirror, feeling like I was too ugly to stay in this room... It’s why I empathise so much with Luna and why confident social misfits always inspire me."

  • Discusses her recent work on the revival of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs, which ran in London last summer and closed Off-Broadway in March. (It received positive reviews.)

  • Says she would love to play Lucia Joyce, the daughter of Irish writer James Joyce and a professional dancer who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in the 1930s. Simon Fitzmaurice, who directed her in the Irish indie drama My Name Is Emily (which had a limited release in the U.S. last year) planned to work on a project about Joyce with Evanna, though unfortunately passed away from an ongoing battle with MND/ALS in October 2017.

  • Discusses her vegan lifestyle, vegan butterbeer and her vegan podcast, The ChickPeeps, which she co-hosts with her former boyfriend and Potter co-star Robbie Jarvis (young James Potter in Order of the Phoenix).

  • Talks about her sexual repression due to her Catholic upbringing: "I thought I was asexual for a long time."

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Tags: actor / actress, books / authors, harry potter, interview, irish celebrities, j.k. rowling, photo shoot
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