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


Jun 11, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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

“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

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.”

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

Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: Yea, only one thing...Dumbly wouldn't be interested, even if she were much older.Avatar ImageQuestyourdreams says: 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. Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: lol i love that! Dumbledore and Luna! :) How cute! Avatar Imagerealspace says: 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.Avatar Imagenargles_exist says: 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!!Avatar ImageBeansie says: 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.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: 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!!!Avatar ImageMatea says: amazing interview! hahaha..OMG! O.O...Luna/Dumbledore...thats jusz sick,hahahaha no no..he's soooo gay :DAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: coolAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: No doubt about it... Evanna IS Luna...Avatar ImageDolemite says: She does a good job as Luna.Avatar Imagepotterrock says: hahahahaha cool interview.....*o*...evanna iss great luna&dumbledore O_O......jajajajaja okay.... tanks for the news ;)Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: So sorry... totally spelled write wrong, lol!Avatar Imagesuh says: Dumbledore/Luna O_o cool interview !!Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Great interview!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: lol young Dumbledore luna? as in ..young luna? that'd be cool to see. haha love Evanna :]Avatar Imagesaffran says: She sounds very sensible and mature.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I agree Harry and Luna together would have been great. She might be a little crazy but in a way so is he.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I really enjoyed this interview! Evanna really knows who Luna is and what she's about.Avatar ImageErinM says: She's so cool!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Haha, I love her! She's a very good Luna. Hmm... Dumbledore and Luna? I could sort of see it... I guess.Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: I dont get the whole shipping offense to anyone who does it i guess i just like the way the characters were paired by JK. I cant even begin to imagine Dumbledore with Luna. I for sure thought she was going to end up with Neville. But sweet interview! Shes such a good portrayal of Luna. Avatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: I <3 Luna...I thought she was one of the smartest, strongest characters [wish she's shown up sooner!] i hate that ppl call her Loony and think she's ditzyAvatar Imagebudgie says: Interesting ideas. Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I love Evanna!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Evanna is delightful -- she really is the perfect Luna. Love the idea of the Luna/Albus ship, but since we all know it wouldn't be romantic, why couldn't it be something like Professor Higgins/Eliza Doolittle? You know, companionship between two kindred souls. Excellent conversation. A touch of mischief. The rain in Spain? :o)Avatar Imagejuliadiggory92 says: Yeah, she has a point about the Luna/Dumbledore thing!Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: Well, I never heard about ship Dumbledore/Luna and that would be a bit weird. . . But they two really have many things in common. :) I like reading Evanna's interviews. She is really nice girl and always honest about everything! :)Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: cool interview :DAvatar Imagebengtson_98 says: I don't know that I agree with the Luna/Dumbledore thing.. I think they would be to much alike, see Ron and Hermione fit great together because they are some what opposites. I think Luna and Dumbledore's realtionship would be boring, all calm and relaxedAvatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Evanna is perfect as Luna - she really understands Luna's character.Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: What a great interview! Evanna's fabulous; I always enjoy hearing from her. :)Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Love ya Evanna - you are Luna!Avatar Imageamparisey says: Evanna is amazing and I love her!! I never thought about the Luna/Dumbledore thing but now that I think about it the would go nicely together but I don't see them as a couple even if she is much much older I see them as very good friends. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Love that interview. Evanna really gets Luna, it's wonderful! :)Avatar ImageHydrus says: Dumbledore & Luna- that is so wild! Maybe with the help of a time turner.Avatar Imagesimos says: Dumby lovvees loonyy !! Cheers for Evanna :)Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: I don't think their relationship would be calm and boring at all; after all; age difference can be very intriguing. Imgagine Albus flying around on a broomstick or wearing that Gryffindor Cheer-on hat of Luna? Or even better yet, imagine him hiding Lunas shoes and socks only to give her stuff the opportunity to end up in in good places. Luna being Luna, I bet she'd get a little bit of a kick out of this.Avatar ImageCatherine says: Evanna is awesome! i love her interviews! Dumbledore and Luna, ha, i have to say thats the most interesting ship ive herd, i really hadnt thought of that before! one of my favourite parts of the interview is when she said "JK Rowling told me.." and all i can think is: lucky girl! I would love to be an actress in the HP films and get to talk to Jo!!!!!Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: I could totally see Luna and Dumbledore (if she were older/ he were younger/ he was interested in that sort of relationship). People tend to right them off because of thier eccentricies but these two are always thinking, always seem to have things figured out before everyone else catches on.Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: Another person for Harry and Luna - Luna 'understands' Harry, the scene with the thestrals, and after LV's defeat when Luna understands that Harry just want to get away for a while.Avatar Imagealisonshine says: Great interview! She is perfect as Luna, just what I pictured...and her glasses in HBP...I want a pair! Avatar Imagephantomles says: Love Evanna & Love Luna!! Just wish her & Neville had ended up together Avatar ImageFresca says: Evanna Lynch sounds like she is very well grounded, just like the character she plays. If Dumbledore weren't gay, she would be a ggod match for him!Avatar Imagehp29 says: I love Evanna interviews, she is the perfect Luna :) And she makes an excellent point about Dumbledore and Luna, with a few changes I could totally see it :) Avatar Imagemakandcheese says: oh wow, Dumbledore and Luna! :O i never thought of it. if only Dumbledore werent gay and maybe 70 years older than her. but i can imagine them being best friends! i think Evanna Lynch is pretty cool. i would love to meet her one day :DAvatar Imagethallo says: i love this girl... if there's somebody nicer than Luna she's Evanna!Avatar Imagegb1123 says: Evanna You are by far my favorite actress EVER make some showings in the US!!!!!!!Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: yeah, if dumbledire wasn't gay, and they were the same age, TOTALLY! i can;t believe i've never seen it before, but please, don't start writing strange fanfics.Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: i freaking love her.Avatar ImageJrae says: I think Evanna is one of the HP kids that could be a break-out star. I wish her well...Avatar Imagemouse68 says: Interesting: Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, James and Oliver Phelps make some interesting and quotable comments about their characters and their upcoming roles in Deathly Hallows earlier in the week and most of this coverage apart from one little snippet (and there was a longer, more detailed video that others posted) and a few links to photos, is ignored by Leaky, despite Tom and Bonnie's very prominent roles in HBP. Anytime Evanna opens her mouth Leaky is all over it and acts like the great Oracle has spoken. I like Evanna very much, but I have sensed for a long time a certain bias on this site that disappoints me, especially as there are other actors who have interesting things to say about their characters, the films and the books. They've read all the books, they do their best to be faithful to their characters (Matt Lewis springs immediately to mind as one example) and yet because they have been in the films from the start and not some rabid fan plucked from obscurity five films in, their opinions aren't treated with the same "reverence" here. How about a bit of focus on a couple of actors who have been with the series since day dot and are finally getting their moment in the sun. Other sites seem to be doing a better job of that these days, and it pains me to be critical like this as a long time fan of Leaky.Avatar ImageRosemunde says: I am very much looking forward to Evanna's performance in the next movie - she is the perfect Luna! It is interesting that Evanna has chosen to ignore Jo's assertion that Dumbledore is gay. It probably means she is not too happy with Jo marrying off Luna to Rolf, either!Avatar Imagefreshpine says: Har3, dumbledore n luna? That's crazy....................Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Great interview! She truly does understand Luna's character. It's great that she's such a big fan of the books. I love hearing what the actors have to say about their characters. Very interesting.Avatar Imagegooseywizard says: Since she's such a fan of the books, I wonder what it would be like to see her in another production (where she wasn't already a fan). I'd go see her because she is great. As for the Dumbledore/Luna, I'm not sure how I feel about that. There are a lot of issues I see with it (especially being a teacher). Avatar ImageBonniefan12 says: Yes, it would be nice to see other info on not just Evanna. Bonnie and Tom and the twins had alot to say about HBP but Leaky why didn't you post it? Are you Evanna/Luna biased?Avatar ImageOldMrToad says: A great interview! Evanna has a wonderful insight into the characters' personalities. The perfect Luna indeed. OMTAvatar Imageweasleygirl101 says: she is soo funny ! she really gets luna more than any1 else could have! dumbledore and luna? i dunno it would be funny but kinda freaky too ! i love evanna she is defo one of my fav actresses!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Evanna really gets Luna. I think that's what I love about her. i love luna so it's that much better... DD and Luna are alike...but somehow i don't think he'd be interested.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Good interview but i think Luna and Dumbledore would only be like an uncle fred kind of person as he would want to keep Luna from getting hurt. Remember we all have a little Luna inside.Avatar ImageSuzyLee says: Oh I just love Evanna to pieces she is quite defiinatly my favorite young actor from the filmsAvatar ImageLeeann says: great interview, i love to hear from her =)Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Dumby/Luna ♥ This girl has a good mind. I mean, it's obvious how similar they are!Avatar ImageSTARZOE says: Great Ship!! :DAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I always enjoy these interviews with Evanna Lynch, as they reflect the unique personality that she has and the rich and original thoughts she has to offer. She has said in the past that Dumbledore/Luna intrigued her. I wonder whether she has posted any fan-fiction featuring this ship on the interwebz in the past.Avatar Imagekingdom says: she's very unique, i love reading her interviewsAvatar Imagekingdom says: she's magnificent as luna!

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