For all you Harry Potter devotees, you might not need an explanation as to who Luna Lovegood is, but for everyone else, Luna, if anything, was the anti-Hermione Granger. While Hermione was logical and thought things through, Luna “is likely to believe ten impossible things before breakfast,” according to J.K. Rowling. But that was part of what made her such a fun character in the first place. She’s a watcher, a quirky character that has some serious wit to her. Now that the Harry Potter series is over, we have to wonder, whatever happened to Luna Lovegood?
Evanna Lynch hasn’t been up to a whole lot since Harry Potter ended in 2011. She popped in and out for a few TV movies and series such as Apex, Sinbad, Addiction: A 60's Love Story and My Name is Emily. In 2015, she was the voice of Luna Lovegood in a video game titled Lego Dimensions. Since then, however, she’s been MIA. We hope that Harry Potter won’t be the most exciting part of her career. She has scored a role in an Indie film recently called Indigo Valley. The film is described as, “a honeymoon trek in the Icelandic wilderness.” We definitely look forward to seeing her performance in that. But in the meantime, we were interested to see what Luna Lovegood looked like these days and we think you will be impressed. She’s turned out to be quite the babe. These are photos of Luna Lovegood like you’ve never seen her before.
15 Mysterious Beauty
There is an innocence about this photo, but we love more, the mystery behind it. There is nothing more eye-catching than a blonde with pretty blue eyes. This photo shows that Luna Lovegood is all grown up and we just love the beauty that she has turned into. After Harry Potter, it took Lynch a while to settle back into her old life in Ireland. “While I was in London it was completely upside-down. I got a whole new life and it was a challenge to keep in touch with my life in Ireland, but it was great fun. Now though, I've been back home since November and gradually all connections with my HP life have been fading.” The celebrity life while filming can be a hectic one but we couldn’t imagine the fun she had while doing Harry Potter.
14 Cascading Curls
Evanna Lynch reminds me of a fairy. That pale skin, her unique features and that white blonde hair that just seems so urethral that it isn’t real. It’s such a casual photo of her, but it’s absolutely breathtaking. The great thing about Luna Lovegood’s character is that she was always true to herself even if she was a little flighty. We think that’s pretty important to instill that type of message with young girls today. “Sometimes, the other characters are too normal and then you start to be brought back to reality but then Luna shows up and she is just so funny and cool and honest and slightly mad and she's all that matters. She is 100% true. She puts on no-shows because she is so comfortable with herself.” We couldn’t agree more and that’s why we loved her character so much.
13 The Seductress
We love beach shots don't we? This is a gorgeous and yet casual shot of the girl just chilling in her free time. You can tell by the photo that she's one happy girl. Despite her sexy side, Lynch has always been a humble person. She was surprised by fame and her role in it and that’s what shows someone’s true character. “It was this feeling the whole time, like I shouldn't be here among all these stars and professionals. I was trying to keep my distance because I wanted to watch everyone. But they want you to feel at home and be part of it, and it became normal very quickly.” There’s nothing we love more than a humble celebrity.
12 Inner Glam
We love when a celebrity looks just as good in a casual setting as she does when she is on the red carpet. Evanna Lynch is just that girl and we can’t help but admire how amazing she looks in this photo. She is glammed up, ready for an event, and we have to say that she's never looked more beautiful. Hopefully, we will get to see Lynch back on the red carpet after her indie film Indigo Valley has been released. It’s certainly a more adult role for her, so it will be interesting to see how she pulls it off. The movie will put her into the Icelandic wilderness where three people will experience moments of “jealousy, insecurity, and sexual tension run high in the desolate landscape of Iceland, highlighting the tumultuous future these three people face.” It sounds very intriguing.
11 The Blonde Siren
She’s almost barely unrecognizable from her days in Harry Potter. She has grown into a woman and she’s a total blonde bombshell. With those smoky eyes and that blonde hair, she’s a total smoke show at this event. Lynch believes that Luna was a breath of fresh air in the series, especially when things started getting very dark. “People like her because she's like a breath of fresh air. Because in the fifth book, it gets so dark and Harry's always cross, and then every time Luna comes in, all the tension goes and she makes you laugh because she's so funny and really honest. I don't know how much I'm like her, there are some similarities, but I'm more determined than her.”
10 Her Playful Side
The great thing about this photo is, not only do we get to see her playful side as she hangs with her cat, but we get to see how beautiful she is when she’s just out living her life. She’s a stunning girl and it seems as if she is just as pretty on the inside. You may not be aware of it, but Lynch has cats who are named after characters in Harry Potter, including one named Luna — how sweet! A lot of people tend to name their pets when it comes to pop culture. “I have Luna who's just had kittens recently and we called one of them Dumbledore. They're nice, but they're not like their characters.” No one can replace the true characters from the Harry Potter series; these are just great examples of how Harry Potter can always be kept alive.
9 Sweet And Saucy
Thigh-high boots always look sexy on girls and it's no different for Luna Lovegood. We adore this shot of her because it's beautiful and yet not overdone. We love her sexy gaze and her hair is quite long in this photo, giving her a cute and innocent vibe. When it came to Luna Lovegood, she beat out 15,000 other actresses who were going after the part. Crazy, right? But everyone wanted to be part of a huge moneymaking franchise such as Harry Potter. We're pumped to see this girl in a more adult role, and we have no doubt she's shine.
8 Lady In Red
Red is definitely this girl’s color. It makes her eyes pop and it’s just a great shade for blondes. She is all dolled-up at this event and she’s never looked better. She was over the moon and honored to have met J.K. Rowling herself and we love how bashful she is about the whole experience. She has a lot of great character traits that made her perfect choice to play the lovely Luna. “Well just meeting J. K. Rowling was amazing because she created all this world. And all the fans, we all get so obsessed with it and then you meet the one person who made it all up. It was just so amazing. And I was just so amazed that she wrote this book and all of the films have happened.”
7 A Girl With A Sense Of Humor
We love this picture of Lynch because she is showcasing her love for Luna Lovegood and also saying goodbye to her character. She is totally casual in this photo, but we love the fact that she is still wearing red lipstick. How cool is this chick! She has messy blonde hair and a cute expression on her face. She was nervous about meeting Daniel Radcliffe in real life, but he made her comfortable pretty quickly. “They warned me, 'you're going to be doing the screen test with Daniel Radcliffe a week after the audition.' And then, in the hair and makeup department, he walked up behind and scared me. But you get used to him quickly because he tries to make you feel very welcome and at home.”
6 Shining Bright As Ever
What a stunner — this girl is the whole package. Not only can she look stunning in a t-shirt, but when she gets dressed up, you can't look away. Dressed to the nines with soft, flowing blonde hair, this girl is a diamond in the ruff. Lynch was able to relate to the character of Luna Lovegood so much that acting out the character didn’t feel “hard” to her. She was able to transition into Luna as if she was putting on a well-fitting pair of gloves. “It wasn't like a math test where I have to strain to get it right. I feel very close to Luna, so acting her was just natural. And if I had got too nervous, I'd have done terribly.”
5 The Girl Next Door
We adore this photo of Evanna Lynch because it’s casual and yet so very pretty. She looks like your typical the girl next door. She has certainly grown up and this photo signifies that more than anything. We saw Lynch grow up in the Harry Potter movies and it’s certainly been a fun ride. She often felt that the series took her away from stressful times. Isn’t that the best part of a good book? It brings us into a whole new world where our worries disappear. “Sometimes, I'm stressed and I'm sick of things and I need to forget about them for a while, so in Harry Potter, you're taken to this wonderful imaginary world where everything is so different.”
4 Animal Lover
This girl is always surrounded by animals. It just goes to show what a big heart she has. But she still manages to pull off a stunning look as if she’s about to walk on the red carpet. She’s not only a talented actress, but she is a sweetheart as well. Her smile is just radiant. Being a new actor can be a stressful thing, especially if you are screwing up your lines. Being part of Harry Potter was pretty much her first acting gig, so she caught a lucky break. “It calmed me down to see that most of the time, no one gets the scene on the first take.” She wouldn’t be the first actress to mess up her lines — everyone is a fan of a good blooper! We just can’t get enough of those.
3 Cool Chick
We're not sure where she's headed, but we'd love to tag along. In just a denim jacket and a newsboy hat, Evanna clearly has swag. She may have gotten a bit carried away in her Harry Potter world. She was still in school at the time but didn’t take it seriously at all. “I got very carried away with my 'Harry Potter' life and we did have school, but I didn't study. I just had fun.” We wonder where her parents were in all this. Even celebrity kids need structure in their life because once Harry Potter is over, what then?
2 The Life Of A Cat Lover
Evanna Lynch’s Instagram is full of these adorable photos of her and her pets. It’s another casual shot that is truly adorable, even though it’s just her lying in the grass. We love how playful she is when she's not working and taking life too seriously. Prior to the movies, Lynch was a huge Harry Potter fan, so she couldn’t believe her luck when she got called in to audition for the movies. “One week I was in school and the next I'm at Leavesden Studios in Dumbledore's office reading scenes with Daniel Radcliffe. Weird and terrifying for such a huge 'Harry Potter' fan.” We couldn’t imagine how exciting that would be for anyone. What an honor to be chosen.
1 Top Hat Style
Another casual shot that shows us just how beautiful and playful this girl is! At a young age, Lynch had to struggle with feeling like she was odd. There was also a time when she suffered from anorexia. That can be a hard thing for a young girl to go through. She has said that learning and becoming Luna Lovegood helped her to accept herself and all the odd things that go with it. We believe that the weirder you are, then the cooler you are! She was a fan of the book series before she was ever involved in the movies. She fell in love with her character long before she got to be her. How cool is that?