Sunday 28 December 2014

Irish Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch leaves the innocence of Luna Lovegood far behind in new film thriller

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 04/01/2014 | 08:51

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Evanna Lynch, 21, played Luna Lovegood in four Harry Potter films

IRISH Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch is going back to the dark side for her latest film role, but this time she is leaving innocent Luna Lovegood behind her.

The 22-year-old will ditch her schoolgirl look for her new film project as a mother and wife to a drug dealer.

Despite her young age and wide-eyed expression, Lynch said she felt at home in her edgy new flick which she has just finished shooting.

The independent production, which also stars Pretty Little Liars actor Ian Harding, was shot in New York.

"I have to play a mother, which is weird, and wife to a drug dealer," she said. "It is a small indie movie called Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale and hopefully it will premiere in the summer."

Harding plays a family man and drug dealer who is working within the underground porn industry in 1960s New York City, while trying to keep his nearest and dearest in the dark.

Lynch takes on the role of his pregnant wife.

COVETED

Filming of the thriller took place last month as Lynch looks to establish a career for herself in Britain.

The Louth actress's career began at 16 when she decided to go to an open audition for a coveted role alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

She went on to appear in four of the Harry Potter movies.

Lynch, who is based in LA, was back at home in her native Termonfeckin to spend a quiet Christmas with her family.

She helped out her local community when she took part in the annual Goal Mile run.

"It was really great to be home and relax for a few days," she said.

Lynch had returned to Ireland last October for another sizzling role in spell-binding play Houdini at the Gaiety Theatre.

Speaking recently to the Herald, Lynch said that she misses home, especially her parents and brother while abroad with work.

However, the chatty blonde is determined to carve out a long-term career for herself and is still in touch with some of her Harry Potter co-stars, including Irish actor Devon Murray.

Evening Herald

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