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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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28416 Points

So sorry about the multiple posting, my computer seized up twice and did not appear to have posted it at all! I am very pleased Evanna is happy with the adaptation, she is our fan on the spot after all.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 24, 2009, 01:32 PM report to moderator
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I think it was really neat when she gets an opportunity to design some stuff and put in the film! She’s awesome!

Posted by Emily25 on April 24, 2009, 01:41 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Yay Luna!

Posted by badger666 on April 24, 2009, 02:53 PM report to moderator
7393 Points

Moore please :)

Posted by saffran { roar } on April 24, 2009, 02:53 PM report to moderator
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Oh, Evanna is so great! I love how she’s a major fan just like us.

Posted by Christine on April 24, 2009, 04:09 PM report to moderator
3463 Points

That’s so cool she designed the hat herself! :)

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on April 24, 2009, 06:17 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

aw, evanna lynch is awesome! i love when the actors are really enthusiastic about the books and movies.

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on April 24, 2009, 07:29 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

That’s awesome that Evanna designed Luna’s lion hat! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 24, 2009, 07:45 PM report to moderator
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That is amzing! Evanna is Luna, no doubt about it! I can’t wait to see her in Half-Blood Prince and then in Deathly Hallows!

Posted by Peacemaker92 on April 24, 2009, 08:31 PM report to moderator
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Wow she is so talented! :D

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 24, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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evvvvvvanna evannnna evannn i wants to met that girl!

Posted by KaraDawlish on April 24, 2009, 09:20 PM report to moderator
346 Points

the closer we get to the release date the more impatient i get

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on April 24, 2009, 10:54 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! Evanna is great! :D

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on April 24, 2009, 11:14 PM report to moderator
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I love Evanna Lynch! It’s so cool that she’s an actor as well as a fan.

Posted by Crom on April 25, 2009, 12:00 AM report to moderator
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looks good :)

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