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Evanna Lynch Warns About Unhealthy ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Tradition


Evanna Lynch solemnly swears fan tradition is as much as no good.

In an interview from the “Speaking Tastebuds” podcast that’s now making the rounds, the “Harry Potter” actor opened up concerning the risks of fandom. Lynch defined she was an obsessed “Harry Potter” fan lengthy earlier than she was solid as Luna Lovegood at age 14 in 2006, usually visiting fansite MuggleNet and writing letters to the solid.

“It was so bizarre to go from being a fan who used to stalk Daniel Radcliffe to being somebody that folks would ship fan mail to,” Lynch stated.

After she joined the movies, she realized how intently her “Harry Potter” fandom was tied to her personal identification.

“The entire fan tradition I believe is a bit unhealthy, being obsessive about an individual. As a result of after I met Daniel and Emma [Watson] and Rupert [Grint], I knew the whole lot about them. I knew their pet’s names, I knew their birthdays, I knew their mother and father’ names. And I needed to faux I didn’t,” Lynch stated.

She added, “My complete identification was poured into theirs and to type of adoring them that I used to be simply all of the sudden confronted with like, ‘Who the hell am I?’ Once they requested me what I’m curious about, I can’t, what do I say? After which I noticed being an obsessive fan is type of — it’s disempowering.”

Being on the opposite facet of issues disarmed her outdated perspective quicker than you may say expelliarmus. Now that Lynch is on the receiving finish of letters from obsessed followers who assume they’re her “finest pal,” it’s not so magical.

“I don’t reply to these folks, as a result of I don’t — it’s simply not wholesome. And I believe it’s exhausting as a result of some folks, they don’t have the expertise the place they see it from the opposite facet as I do, or they don’t have remedy or issues like that. However I do, yeah, I simply assume fan tradition is type of harmful and you’ll lose your self in it,” Lynch stated.

That’s to not say you shouldn’t be a fan in any respect. As lately as 2017, Lynch advised PoliFonics she nonetheless adored the sequence, saying, “The books virtually have a resetting impact on me. They carry me again to who I’m.” 

It’s clear within the podcast that the actor is looking out overly obsessive, generally dehumanizing, fan conduct. As an illustration, earlier within the dialog, Lynch, who’s a vegan and an animal lover, speaks about Netflix’s “Tiger King” and animals being exploited for images, relating it to unhealthy fan interactions.

“I get folks calling me Luna and that basically irks me. Or they’ll be like, ‘Can I’ve an image?’ After which they’ll take it with out asking,” Lynch stated, explaining these followers don’t take her emotions into consideration.

“That hurts me and places me in a nasty temper, and picture that’s what we do to animals in captivity on a regular basis,” she added.