Friday 26 December 2014

Evanna Lynch teaches JK Rowling the magic of emoticons

By Fiona Gribben

Published 04/09/2014 | 08:42

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It appears the friendship between Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and the series' famous creator JK Rowling has continued long after filming wrapped on the seventh book's adaption.

The Irish actress, who secured the role of quirky Hogwarts student Luna Lovegood with Rowling's encouragement, shared her delight when Rowing referred to her on social media as a "goddess".

Crisis Musing over what term she could use to refer to herself, the 23-year-old posted on Tuesday "Ugh. The identity crisis I suffer when I have to identify myself by text and decide if I'm a girl/woman/lady/gal/child of god/monkey etc etc."

A short time later, the writer unexpectedly responded "You're a goddess", which Lynch said gave her the fright of her life.

"Love you super queen goddess," the Louth-native told her long-time friend and the pair went on to discuss how Rowling could not grasp how to use emoticons, or electronic smiley faces.

"You can do anything, I will teach you next time I see you," promised Lynch in a dialogue which got a lot of attention from fans of the notoriously private 49-year-old writer.

The LA-based actress was a massive fan of the Harry Potter novels before she was cast as kooky Luna in 2006, beating off 15,000 other girls for the part.

Prior to her rise to movie stardom Evanna, from Termonfeckin, Co Louth, was treated for two years from the age of 11 for anorexia. During this time she corresponded with Rowling through fan mail.

In 2011, Evanna made the move to the US to pursue her acting career after the final Harry Potter movie was released.

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