Playing Luna Lovegood in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” saved Evanna Lynch’s life. Suffering, the actress was able to get by thanks to her role in the saga.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix : Luna Lovegood
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter is entering his fifth year at Hogwarts. As a large part of the students turned their backs on him, refuting Voldemort’s return, the young wizard still has some support. Among them, Luna Lovegood. The eccentric pupil of the Cerdaigle house gets noticed from the start. Nicknamed “Lufoca” by the other pupils, the young girl has few friends. Discreet, she will end up becoming a real ally for Harry and his companions.
In the film adaptation of the saga of J. K Rowling, Irish actress Evanna Lynch plays this role. Unknown to the public before her appearance in the saga, the young girl was initially nothing of an actress. This role was actually the first of his career and he saved his life ! To get it, she had to live up to her character and go for it all.
A deserved role
Like her character, it took Evanna Lynch courage and determination to carry out her own fight. At the time, the girl is severely anorexic and fights against death on a daily basis. A true Harry Potter fan, Evanna increases hospital stays and it is during one of them that she decides to get the last book of the saga. After making a request to the hospital, the girl is allowed to go out to the bookstore nearest and buy Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Since then, Evanna sets a new goal: to get the role of Luna Lovegood. She writes straight to JK Rowling and begs her to give him the role as soon as production starts. Sensitive to Evanna’s story, the author offers him a deal. If she manages to overcome her anorexia, she will be able to apply for the role.
A major challenge that will push the young girl to take care of herself. In 2005, after having passed the auditions, she obtained the role of Luna Lovegood against 15,000 competitors. Drawing inspiration from the books, she even showed up at the audition with handmade replicas of the radish earrings Luna wears. Her interpretation will even earn her the support of the author. success that will qualify the girl as “perfect” for the role. Every day on the set, Evanna receives three hours of acting training. His appearance in the saga is hailed by critics. For the penultimate film, she is even appointed to Scream Awards and Young Artist Awards, as the best hope and best performance for a supporting female role.
From now on, the actress hopes to be able to turn in a film of Tim Burton!