Luna Lovegood Reveals Why She's Done With The 'Harry Potter' Fandom

by Eitan Levine
Warner Bros.

Just like being a prisoner at Azkaban, it's nearly impossible to escape being typecast after you've starred in a "Harry Potter" movie.

There is a negative stigma behind being a child star for a reason.

As it is, living on a sound stage in LA with personal assistants and maybe even a small fan base can turn people into absolute trainwrecks. That concept is magnified 10 times when you're a kid who gets told "no" once every six-ish weeks.

Another major problem with being a child star is the possibility of having to play the same role over and over and over for years to come. It ruined Shirley Temple, it ruined Gary Coleman and it probably ruined Honey Boo Boo.

Evanna Lynch is doing everything in her power to make sure it doesn't ruin her.

The former "Harry Potter" star famous for playing Luna Lovegood in the movie franchise of the books went to Instagram recently to announce she would be trying to separate herself from the Potterverse.


She captioned the post,

I'm going to take a break from conventions after the other two I've committed to this year because I need to push myself as an artist more. Sometimes life gives you an easy route that dulls your appetite for chasing your dreams and you become inhibited by fear of what lays beyond comfort and safety. That for me has been living off the world I inhabited a decade ago. It's a blessing to have a safety net and while it's possible to maintain safety and chaos together I believe I need insecurity to light a fire under my scared little artist's ass.

She continued,

I'm different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today. I feel like I'm stuck in my 18 year old self artistically when I actually have a lot more to say. I'm writing it down for myself to acknowledge and to remind myself to not be held back by fear of discovering my inabilities and inadequacies as an actor and human.

She ended the post, saying,

What is there to lose anymore by being relentlessly optimistic about the future? I have run out of excuses and want to follow my heart wholeheartedly rather than my fear...

Wherever Evanna is going next, "I hope they have pudding." (This is an obscure Luna Lovegood quote that I, for some reason, repeat once every few months for zero reason.)

Citations: Luna Lovegood actress explains why shes distancing herself from Harry Potter (Mashable)