Rhys Ifans on Working with Evanna Lynch in “Deathly Hallows”


Apr 05, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

We Are Pop Star has released an interview with actor Rhys Ifans in which he discusses working with on-screen daughter Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood). The actor, porting Xenophilius Lovegood in the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film, speaks to the wealth of knowledge Miss Lynch holds about the Harry Potter series, by saying:

“She’s amazing,” he said. “If there’s a question on set — and they have a plethora of researchers and people who’ve read the books — but if anyone needs to know ANY miniscule detail about anything that has happened in any Harry Potter novel from start to finish, they ask her. She knows it all. So it was quite intimidating. I was working with this expert in Harry Potter. But she was a joy to work with. All of them, all of the kids or whatever you call them, it was just a great couple of weeks.”

Mr. Ifans goes on to speak of the honor it is to work on the Harry Potter films, and of his inability to truly discuss his role in the film. The full article can be read right here.

57 Responses to Rhys Ifans on Working with Evanna Lynch in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageFGFG says: It's people like Evanna that are hardcore fans of the books who make the movies great. :D I'm excited to see Mr.Ifans! He seems to be really grateful about being in the movies! He seems like he'll do Xenophilius justice!Avatar ImageHudMug1712 says: agreed i love the way that they recruited a true hardcore fan to play luna and unlike some other people *cough* gambon *cough* ifans seems to really happy to be a apart of something so great second!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Thanks 4the news!!! She is awesome!!!Avatar Imagehewy says: Good article. He looks like he will do justice to Mr. Lovegood. Evanna is so right for the part of Luna it would be hard to imagine anyone else who could do the part at all. He is correct she is amazing!Avatar ImageLunaSpecs says: @HugMud1712: Ha-ha! Well said. Couldn't agree more.Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: Thank goodness for Evanna! Without her, W.B. would be going on nothing. Most of them seem like they haven't read the books. And Evanna is just perfect for the part Luna! Everything from her dreamy, far-off voice to her homemade radish earrings... perfect!Avatar ImageLunaSpecs says: Er, dyslexic. Reverse those letters. HudMug.Avatar Imageevb615 says: I love Evanna Lynch!! :P :) you could also ask me about anything Harry Potter stuff.Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Evanna is amazing!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: haha "...all of the kids or whatever you call them..." yeah they are getting kind of old to be calling them kids! and hooray for evanna and true fans everywhereeee!!! :)Avatar ImageCeltise says: Ta Evanna go hiontach ar fad.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: She's like one of us. I love it.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I love how she is sooo like us!Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: It's amazing that true fans such as Evanna can be a part of the movies and help bring the characters to the screen, it would be heartbreaking to see some snobby actress (or actor) portraying a character their heart wasn't really in.Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: I love the scene with her and Potter feeding the Thestrals.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Luna rocks!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Good For Her!!! It's why I love her!!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: Evanna is the bossAvatar Imagealegria35 says: cool Evanna..Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: So she's a true fan like us!! That's really very nice! :-)Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: Evanna is awesome! By the sound of it, we really do owe a lot to her! :)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Evanna is amazing! Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I think Ifans will make a great Xeno even if he looks a bit young. I love te fact the Evanna is a die hard HP fan and knows every little detail about the books, sounds a lot like me! :9 WB would be lost without I dare say.Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Awww that's why I *love* her, she knows EVERYTHING about Harry Potter and she reaaaaaaally truely loves the book and it's characters (not that the other actors don't it's just that she's more like us) she rocks. =DAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cool. but since i remember him from notting hill as spike, i REALLY cant see him as mr lovegood. i guess we'll just see how it goes...Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Evanna is just too awesome. I love her as Luna! And as herself! =DAvatar ImageKC Nox says: cannot wait to see rhys as xeno!! Loved what he had to say about Evanna too! Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: They have a plethora of on-set researchers who have read the books? Seriously? Then what's their bloody excuse?!?!?!?!?! Aargh!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: "It was like getting your stripes" I love the way the HP films have become the recognition for British actors! They're all clambering to get a part on set. And guys take what Gambon says with a pinch os salt, he's an odd sense of humour and I'm sure he loves doing HP. There aren't many parts goin where you get to scream at kids for no reasonAvatar ImageFifi says: Why do they have all those on-set researchers if even they don't know the answers?! They should just ask some real HP fan like Evanna!Avatar Imagejrivas1284 says: I agree iam glad she part of such beautiful creation.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Rhys Ifans is really cool ... I am so excited about him being in DH. It's funny that someone as big as star as him could feel intimidated by Evanna Lynch's knowledge lol. But, she is just so awesome and, her love of all things HP and of her character really show in the way that she brings Luna alive.Avatar ImageFabulous_DEAR-HP says: Love Evanna~!!!Avatar Imagemoglet says: I guess they need researchers because Evanna isn't always around! lolAvatar ImageIceholic says: I just had a vision of Evanna Lynch with her lion hat shouting at the movie crew "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!" :D Well, maybe not shouting, as Luna doesn't shout. It's really great to see a big fan of the books playing a character (and isn't she perfect as Luna?)Avatar ImageFresca says: I am glad that Rhys is playing Xenophylius Lovegood, and that he has Evanna Lynch as his mentor. She will teach him everything he needs to know about the world of Potter! Avatar ImageWeetzie says: It's cool that a hardcore fan like Evanna got a part in the movies!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: As glad as I am that he enjoyed working with her, I also envy him for that!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!! that is so cool!!! I think he will be terrific in the role!!!! I can't wait to see at least the first half of Deathly Hallows!!!!! lol and then I will want to see the second part instantly right behind it!!!! lolAvatar Imageinspired_by_you says: I seriously can't wait for DH!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That would explain how she did the character of Luna Lovegood so well. She is a big expert on Harry Potter, some may even call her obsessed......Avatar Imageaval says: Evanna is fantastic! Love her :) and I bet Rhys will do a good job as her dadAvatar Imagelunarmage says: I love Evanna Lynch, she's perfect as Luna! I'm so glad they recruited her, a dedicated fan of the series, as Luna!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Evanna is so perfect I can't picture anyone else playing Luna. Glad that people are enjoying working on the films.Avatar ImageWillowSauce says: she is awesome!!! Im glad she plays Luna! I could never see anyone else!Avatar Image[email protected] says: I love Evanna. She's wonderful and she really deserves to be in the DH. Can't wait to see her and Mr. Ifans. =)Avatar Imagelsplevin says: i think that evanna and rhys will be perfect as father and daughter can wait to see them together :DAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: so cooolll! i love that most of the actors are true potterheads!! <3 evanna Avatar ImageMischief.Managed says: Evanna is perfect for the part of Luna. This is going to be a great movie!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: coolAvatar ImagecOoLiO_bEans1494 says: Its a real comfort to know we are in good hands with Evanna. Its really great to have an amazing fan right there in the making of the movie, love Evanna I really think she nailed Luna I wouldn't give the role to any other actor Avatar Imageelsabetharia says: They couldn't have found a better Luna! I love Evanna -- it's so easy to see how much she "gets" her character!Avatar ImageHP_crazy says: Evanna is a true Harry Potter fan.I'm really eager to see Mr.Ifans in The Deathly Hallows!Avatar Imagenwrosey says: I hope they have Muriel's line about Xeno looking like an omelot!! One of the best lines in DH!! Always cracks me up!! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I'm sure he will be amazing!Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: I love Evanna Lynch! She's such an amazing Luna, and she's so much like us: the diehard HP fans who anyone can ask and we can answer! People at school and my neighbor (also a huge HP fan) say that other than my appearance, I'm just like her! (Except for the fact that she has an awesome Irish accent! I'm jealous! :D)Avatar Imageblessi says: Good Luck Rhys Ifans :)

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