One young Irish actress wants fans to give acting a try


Irish actress Evanna Lynch has taken to Facebook to in order to get young actors in the audition doors this July.

If you know any pint-sized Harry Potter lovers then Evanna, 23, wants you to encourage them to get themselves to London for the open auditions for J.K Rowling’s magical spin-off series Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will also be appearing.

According to the MuggleNet website, Warner Bros. has made the announcement that there will be an open call casting for a young woman’s role in London next Saturday.

The character is called Modesty  a “haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness.” Sounds like someone Evanna is familiar with. Modesty has “an ability to see deep into people and understand them.”

Evanna has drawn comparisons between her own character Luna and Modesty of the spin-off series. She also thinks that the opportunity is there for any mega-fans like her to land the role of their dreams, just as she did.

Saw this on Mugglenet this morning and have to repost!! Warner Bros. are holding an open casting call on Saturday for…

Posted by Evanna Lynch on Monday, 13 July 2015

On Facebook, Evanna wrote a post about the casting call that encouraged all the Potter fans out there to give it a try. She said:

“I was shy, awkward, too-sensitive-for-this-industry, had not one professional credit to my name and I faced many a raised eyebrow and skeptical comment when voicing my dream to audition.”

Evanna says she loved the character so much which was what ultimately got her the role even though she wasn’t a trained actor.


At the Galway Film Fleadh for the premiere of My Name Is Emily yesterday!  #MyNameIsEmily #GalwayFilmFleadh

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“I only went out of love for the books and a fierce desire to tell Luna’s story the right way. But I was by all means, NOT ready or trained to audition for a role in a mega movie franchise.”

We think she did a pretty good job considering her character became loved by Potter fans around the world.


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Evanna wrote that she just wants to encourage any girls who feel like they’re too shy or might not fit the Hollywood ideal to try what they love. “Put all those alleged obstacles out of your mind and just go as you, nothing more, nothing less,” she wrote to her fans.

Nicely done, Evanna.