Evanna Lynch has shared a heartfelt post on social media about Harry Potter and her future in acting.
The Louth native played the part of Luna Lovegood in the popular franchise, and has admitted that now six years on, she’s tired of living off it.
Taking to Instagram the 25-year-old said that she’s ready for new roles that challenge and excite her, and that she wants to be led by love rather than fear when it comes to her career.
“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…,” she wrote.
What an inspiring post. We can’t wait to see what her next step is.