Evanna Lynch talks about Success and Rejection in Show Business

Jun 23, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Lynch Interviews, News

Evanna Lynch was one of us, a normal Harry Potter fan, when she landed her first role in the world of acting for the big screen. However, she had wanted to be an actress for a while, and went to many auditions. She talked to Jarlath Regan on his podcast (Free to download on iTunes), “An Irishman Abroad,” about facing rejection after a bad audition, and her mom’s advice–“go back to college, maybe it’s not for you.” Goss reported on the podcast episode, quoting Evanna:

‘The Harry Potter actress admitted that rejection never gets easier and her mum would often suggest she “go back to college” when she rang her after a bad audition.

“I do often have auditions where I’m like ‘ugh, what happened there? That was terrible.’ I used to always just call my mum from here, ‘what am I doing? How do I get through this?’” she said.

“It used to always be, ‘ah sure maybe go back to college, maybe it’s not for you,’ and it’s like, that’s not what you want to hear.”

While the Louth native knows her mum has her best interests at heart, she admitted it changed their relationship.

“It changes your relationship. My mum used to always be the person I would go to. Rejection doesn’t get easier,” she told An Irishman Abroad podcast.

“When you get that no, that’s the most cutting thing and you just want to go home and curl into a ball and be told ‘it’s ok’.

“I realised I wasn’t hearing what I wanted to hear. I would be inclined to believe what my parents said about me because they know me best and they have my best interests at heart.”

“But you don’t get any better by quitting. I love it, it’s what I want to do, I wont get any better if I quit and agree with my parents and take the safe option,” she said.’

Evanna’s new movie, Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale, will be released in the U.S. as Dynamite: A 60’s Love Story. In a new press release, it was announced that the independent film had been sold to Breaking Glass Pictures. The Wrap reports:

‘Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the indie drama “Dynamite: A 60’s Love Story,” which stars Ian Harding(“”Pretty Little Liars”) as a heroin addict working in the illegal porn industry. Breaking Glass announced it is planning a theatrical release for Oct. 2015.

Tate Steinsiek made his feature directorial debut with “Dynamite,” which also stars Evanna Lynch (the “Harry Potter” franchise) as Bornstein’s wife, Carol Kane (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Brendan Sexton III (“The Killing”) and Chaske Spencer (“Twilight”).

Set in New York City in 1968, the story follows Bornstein, a part-time father and full-time dope fiend working within the underground, illegal porn industry. Even in the wake of a federal investigation, Max’s bigger concern was his family.’

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