You know those characters in story who aren’t exactly a main character but you grow to love them so much? Luna Lovegood is definitely one of those.
We can all probably relate to Luna on some level.
Anyway, Evanna has broken the news via Instagram that she’s decided to let the character go.
She posted the photo below and we’re just about coming to terms with what it really means for us Harry Potter fans.
My 💘 @officialandel who is an actual fountain of joy, fun and wisdom and snarky comebacks. Thank you for keeping me spangly and reminding me why I’m here and inspiring some new intentions… 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. 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. 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… 🙏🏻
Evanna explains she’s been “stuck” and “living off” the stability of the Harry Potter franchise for too long and she wants to push herself more because she “has a lot more to offer”.
She’ll attend the conventions she’s committed to this year, but she’ll begin to decline the invitations from now on.
“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… I’m different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today.”
It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone and explore new things so we’re super proud of her and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
Are you excited for what she’ll do next? Let us know in the comments below!