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Posted by: Melissa
April 24, 2009, 12:10 AM

We have another little bit for you today from the Half-Blood Prince set report that will be coming out in fulll closer to the release of the film! You can see the first part of the report here; this bit focuses on the creation of the Lion hat and Evanna Lynch's thoughts on the script. Enjoy!


When David Yates and the rest of the production crew on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were having trouble with Luna's famed lion hat (which can now be seen in a production photo), they knew exactly whom to turn to for help.

"We've got concept artists and designers who work on the film as you know, that spend hours upstairs here at Leavesden, designing these things," Yates said during a brief break in fliming a Great Hall scene. "We all looked at them and said, 'Well, maybe we should change that...change that...' And we got stuck. We just couldn't make it work. So we said, 'Hey, Evanna [Lynch, who plays Luna]? Why don't you design the thing?' So she got a pad and paper and she was up until four o' clock in the morning designing.

"It was brilliant. She came up with these brilliant designs. And we made it, we made it based on her design."

Though she's still acting as a defacto Potter consultant, Evanna, now through her second film, has found a more comfortable role for herself on set; she's no longer afraid to mess up, she says ("everyone does it"), but has retained her trademark honesty (of her costume for Slughorn's party, she says, "I'd wear it all year."). She at first "was kind of begrudging that Michael Goldenberg [scriptwriter for OotP, her first film] wasn't going to stay on, you know?," she admitted. "Then I saw the script for this one, and I was fine," she said with an air of relief. It just - it has all the tension between Ron and Lavender and Hermione, and they focus on that a lot, as the book does.

"It keeps in all the good bits."


Closer to the film's release we'll have our full report up, including video interviews and more.

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2475 Points

Well if Evanna is happy, I’m feeling much more relieved now :)

Posted by Kamidee {ROAR!} [TZS] on April 24, 2009, 04:41 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

so so cool! i love evanna!

Posted by Freya-Storm on April 24, 2009, 05:08 AM report to moderator
1750 Points

Awww, I love Evanna!

Posted by treebeliever on April 24, 2009, 05:22 AM report to moderator
35 Points

Can’t wait, especially if Evanna likes it.

Posted by Emily485 on April 24, 2009, 05:30 AM report to moderator
118 Points

That is so cool! Good job Evanna!! :)

Posted by MadameSuede on April 24, 2009, 05:31 AM report to moderator
4630 Points

She’s such a true Luna. Couldn’t ask for a better.

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on April 24, 2009, 07:05 AM report to moderator
687 Points


the time for capslock is over

(evanna for the win)

Posted by A Tackier Pink on April 24, 2009, 07:08 AM report to moderator
315 Points

She is Luna. There is no doubt about this. Awesome :))

Posted by darkveela on April 24, 2009, 07:44 AM report to moderator
208 Points

I love Evanna so much!

Posted by hopkinsdancr22 on April 24, 2009, 07:59 AM report to moderator
3987 Points

YES! Evanna’s great and if she likes it, that’s definitely a great sign!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 24, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
49 Points

Cool I wonder what the design will look like :) bet its good

Posted by The Shadow Lord on April 24, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
6196 Points

Evanna is so awesome! :D

Posted by Professor Cassandra *~WBM~* on April 24, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
4151 Points

love that evanna is there to help! she’s so awesome as luna. and of course i love that lion’s hat! wow!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on April 24, 2009, 10:06 AM report to moderator
925 Points

Mmm, seriously good casting of Evanna Lynch as Luna! Life imitating art you might say. She obviously has a huge design talent if she could show the design team a better way. I’m sitting here with a big grin on my face at the whole notion.

Posted by Graymayne on April 24, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

It is just fantastic that they allowed Evanna Lynch to give her input on the design of the hat! It is just another sign of the community and harmony that informs the making of these films.

I cannot wait to read the full set report when it comes out.

Posted by Kirk on April 24, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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