'It's really so hard when you're a young actor and you have this crazy success' - Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch opens up on the pressure of child stars, in light of former co-star Devon Murray's legal battle
Published 11/04/2016 | 02:30
'Harry Potter' star Evanna Lynch has spoken of the pressure child stars are placed under, in light of her former co-star Devon Murray's legal battle.
Murray, who played the part of Seamus Finnigan in the series, was last week told to pay €260,000 to his former agent.
The actor's mother had told the court he had been paid well for his work but had "gone out drinking, taken out girls and bought cars, because that is what teenage boys do" - leaving him with little money.
Lynch, who played the part of Luna Lovegood in the wizarding series, said it can be very difficult to handle that level of "crazy success" at a young age.
"He (Devon) is a really great guy," she told the Irish Independent.
"It's really so hard when you're a young actor and you have this crazy success and suddenly you get all this money.
"You've no idea how to deal with it, you know. They don't teach you about how to manage that stuff in school."
The actress added: "I don't know the whole case, so I just wish him all the luck and all the love because he's a lovely person."