Evanna Lynch

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Then: Evanna Lynch was 14 when she beat 15,000 other girls to win the part of love­able odd­ball Luna Love­g­ood. Her char­ac­ter first ap­peared in the fifth movie Harry Pot­ter And The Or­der Of The Phoenix. Prior to get­ting the part, Lynch shared that she wrote to Rowl­ing to credit her for how the Harry Pot­ter books helped her over­came a dif­fi­cult time in her life.

“I was sick. I had an eat­ing dis­or­der at the time and I wrote to her be­cause I felt like Harry Pot­ter was the only thing that took my mind off it,” she said in a re­cent in­ter­view with ITV. Rowl­ing wrote back and they be­came pen-pals.

Now: Lynch, now 25, is star­ring in a new play called Disco Pigs. To this day, she still thinks highly of the ef­fect Harry Pot­ter has on her.

“It’s just me be­ing a nerd. The books al­most have a re­set­ting ef­fect on me. They bring me back to who I am,” she said to Huff­in­g­ton Post.

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