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Evanna Lynch ‘struggled with self worth’ after jobs dried up following Harry Potter role

Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter
Evanna Lynch discovered fame at such a younger age troublesome (Picture: Warner Bros)

Former youngster star Evanna Lynch reveals the struggles she went via after discovering fame as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter at such a younger age.

Despite being a part of probably the most profitable movie franchises, Evanna admitted she discovered it laborious to search out work exterior of .

Now 28, Evanna advised Bustle: ‘I struggled to discover a sense of self value after the movies, as a result of it was like, “Oh wow, I had my huge break at 14. Am I ever going to be able to do anything that will top that or am I always going to live in the shadow of my 14 year old self?”

‘[When] the movies ended, I genuinely, at first, I actually struggled to get work. It was simply bizarre as a result of we have been getting all this fan mail and all this consideration.

‘But I found in the real world that wasn’t mirrored. And it was laborious. I believe for some time I actually missed the validation of being in a large movie sequence the place something you probably did was simply admired and gushed over.’

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Evanna, who took half in Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars in 2018, says she has grown nearer with a few of the different stars of Harry Potter within the years after the movies ended.

She revealed: ‘I think a lot of us have bonded more since the films. Just because we’re older and I we’re adults now.

Harry Potter stars reunite James and Oliver Phelps Bonnie Wright Evanna Lynch
Evanna frolicked with Ginny, Fred and George Weasley aka James and Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright just lately (Picture: Instagram)

‘Say, for instance, I frolicked with the twins this weekend, James and Oliver [Phelps, who performed Fred and George Weasley].

‘And I didn’t discuss to them a lot on the movies as a result of if you’re 14 and no matter, they’re 18 or 19, it looks like such a large age hole. When you’re adults it doesn’t appear that a lot.’

Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), with Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood.
Evanna discovered getting roles troublesome after her youngster stardom (Picture: Warner Bros)

Evanna says their bond comes from the distinctive expertise all of them shared of being thrust into such large movies with out a lot expertise in performing.

She defined: ‘None of us had a lot performing expertise or a lot expertise of working within the leisure business.

‘I’ve achieved so many programs and performing lessons [since the films] and no person else can actually perceive what place I’m in besides the Potter gang. So each time I see them, I really feel like, “Oh, you get it.”’

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Read Evanna’s full interview with Bustle right here.

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