Evanna Lynch is warm, grounded, bright – a bit dreamy, arty – and very likeable. She is a reflection of her character Luna Lovegood in many ways, including her affinity with animals and her passion for spreading positivity and kindness. But her connection with Luna doesn’t end there. In an interview with Viva!, Evanna spoke about her admiration for Luna:
“Luna was such an outsider – odd – and so she was bullied. What I loved about her was that she was weird but wore it lightly, not defiantly, and didn’t try to change herself. She was just perfect at ‘being’. I felt out of place, too, but I was hiding from it, self-critical rather than embracing who I am. The most beautiful thing about Luna’s character is that she was completely natural!”
Evanna then spoke candidly about how veganism has changed her life for the better:
“I was always a vegan in the making but it wasn’t nurtured so it took me a long while to make the connection. I went vegetarian because I was viscerally repelled by the idea of eating animals and didn’t want someone to kill them for me. But I was in cloud cuckoo land with dairy and ice-cream, believing cows were having a grand old time.”
You can also watch our Q&A with Evanna Lynch from Viva!'s 25th anniversary festival. Our supporters sent in questions for Evanna, which were asked by Viva!'s founder and director, Juliet Gellatley.
Photo credit: Faye Thomas
I was always a vegan in the making but it wasn’t nurtured so it took me a long while to make the connection.Evanna Lynch