“The portrayal of Harry is not right”, says Evanna Lynch about The Cursed Child.by Caroline Dorigon
Evanna Lynch, known for the hole of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies, went to Leaky Con in Dublin, Ireland last weekend.
During the event, the actress was interviewed by Buzzfeed and spoke out about the resurgence of the Harry Potter fans because of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
“People just not wanting to let go and move on. The fans have kept it (Harry Potter) alive. […] You know her world is so rich, and you see that through Pottermore and Fantastic Beasts and all the other parts of the Wizarding World. You can tell she’s just excited to share it with people, and I think that [passion from fans] must have inspired her.”
She also talked out about critics surrounding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
“I do understand about some people not accepting Cursed Child, because it’s not pure (J.K. Rowling). I know she approved everything, and she was so heavily involved in the creative process, but she didn’t write it. So, for me, the portrayal of Harry is not…right. It’s like, it’s speculative, but for me it’s not the real Harry Potter world. […] It just didn’t feel like Harry to me. I relate to people who have that purist mindset that if it’s from J.K. Rowling’s mind, then it is, but that’s not just her creation, it’s a lot of people’s creations. It’s the same way the films are an amalgamation of so many people’s visions and opinions of the Harry Potter universe, so you don’t have to accept that.”
You can check out the whole interview here.