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Irish Central Feature: Evanna Lynch Talks Luna Lovegood in Half-Blood Prince and More

Lynch Interviews
Posted by: sue
June 11, 2009, 10:11 AM

Irish Central has now posted a new interview with actress Evanna Lynch who discusses her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series. Evanna speaks at length on the eccentric Ravenclaw student, noting her role in the events of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

“Luna doesn’t change but her position changes in this new film. Most people are aware of her reputation for being crazy. She’s certainly picked on by the other students,” Lynch says.“As in any school people are reluctant to be close to that kind of person. Or to be seen to be close to her. But Harry is a lot more comfortable with himself in this film. He’s not as conscious of what people think of him or he just doesn’t care now.“He accepts Luna and he calls her a friend and she’s thrilled. She helps Harry to see sense when he gets caught up in his struggles. She reminds him who he is.” 

She continues: “Luna seems small and young and not noted for being brave, and yet she is. She’s really calm though, she doesn’t get surprised by anything, and she accepts people’s differences,” Lynch says. “In fact J.K. Rowling told me as a character she’s the most adjusted to the idea of death in the whole series. That cuts out a lot of fear for her. She tries to impress it on Harry. She’ll take it as it comes.”

Evanna also gives her thoughts on her character and shipping, and yes it involves... Dumbledore. Quote: “Maybe I shouldn’t say this, because it might get me in trouble. But there’s this big thing among people who are fans of the books. It’s a thing they do as fans called ‘shipping,’ which is short for relationship.

“The fans create ideal pair ups based on the books. There are some really crazy ones. I don’t know if I should say. But some people think Luna and Professor Dumbledore would make a great pair in another universe. I mean obviously he’s far too old for her, but their personalities completely match. They’re calm and accepting and quirky and I think they’re both really creative. I’d say they’d be fun together.”

This lovely funny actress goes on to speak of her enjoyment of the theater and determination to carry on with acting post Potter, saying while she loves Ireland she is thinking of moving to London to pursue her career.

“I’m completely fascinated by the theater. I love going to the West End to see the shows. It’s acting without all the hype attached to it. Actors are given more fee reign, you know?” she says. “I just love watching one person on a stage holding the whole audience captivated. Whereas in film you’re very protected, you can mess up, you have that freedom and you can always ask to do it again.”

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67 Comments

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243 Points

Yea, only one thing…Dumbly wouldn’t be interested, even if she were much older.

Posted by PaintTheSky on June 11, 2009, 10:26 AM report to moderator
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170 Points

I never thought about Luna and Dumbledore as a couple! Lol
But, they would be good together, if only Dumbledore wasn’t so much older.

Posted by Questyourdreams on June 11, 2009, 10:27 AM report to moderator
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1565 Points

lol i love that! Dumbledore and Luna! :) How cute!

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on June 11, 2009, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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147 Points

Luna/Dumbledore is one of the more “interesting” ships I’ve heard of. It would be more “professional interest” than romantic…aah to be Rita-beetle on the wall listening to THEIR conversations. Would be funny. I still maintain that Harry/Luna would have been good. Their attending the Christmas Slug-Club is one of my most favorite parts of HBP. Not only because of her having never been asked to a party before, but of course the whold Rotfang Conspiracy bit is just hysterical! Evanna is perfect as Luna I hope they give her full use in HBP and DH.

Posted by realspace on June 11, 2009, 11:08 AM report to moderator
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519 Points

Evanna is awesome!!
and you know what? Only she could come up with a ship like Luna and Dumbledore…

and you know, if they weren’t so far apart age-wise (and if dumbledore were interested in a relationship) then wow, it would work well!!

this just proves how unique Evanna is…

keep up the hard work Evanna!!

Posted by ☮ℵαяgℓε§_ℰx¡§τ☮ on June 11, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
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112 Points

Wow, she has a good point with Luna/Dumbly, I’ve never thought of that before. Probably because of the major age difference and his homosexuality, but they really do have many things in common.

Posted by Beansie on June 11, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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6352 Points

I really enjoy Evanna’s interviews. She’s a lovely person and a perfect Luna. Hope she has a wonderful career!

Shipping Dumbledore and Luna??? LOL!!!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on June 11, 2009, 11:34 AM report to moderator
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1642 Points

amazing interview!
hahaha..OMG! O.O…Luna/Dumbledore…thats jusz sick,hahahaha
no no..he’s soooo gay :D

Posted by Matea on June 11, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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5439 Points

cool

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on June 11, 2009, 12:07 PM report to moderator
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80418 Points

No doubt about it… Evanna IS Luna…

Posted by Won_Two on June 11, 2009, 12:15 PM report to moderator
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44049 Points

She does a good job as Luna.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 11, 2009, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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360 Points

hahahahaha cool interview…..o…evanna iss great
luna&dumbledore O_O……jajajajaja okay….
tanks for the news ;)

Posted by potterrock on June 11, 2009, 01:11 PM report to moderator
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1316 Points

So sorry… totally spelled write wrong, lol!

Posted by 9and3qtrs[ROAR] on June 11, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
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115 Points
Dumbledore/Luna O_o

cool interview !!

Posted by soso on June 11, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
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2404 Points

Great interview!

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on June 11, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
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