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Evanna Lynch Instagram About Harry Potter Movie Franchise

This Harry Potter Actress Is Ready to Ditch the Movie Franchise's "Safety Net" and Move On

When actors star in a massively popular movie franchise like Harry Potter, a big question arises once the series comes to a close: what's next? Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, among others, have successfully moved on from the magical film's legacy, and now, another actress is making a big move to distance herself from the source of her childhood fame.

Evanna Lynch, who was cast to play the quirky Luna Lovegood, is making an effort to break away from the "safety net" set up by her involvement in the film. The actress, whose acting career debuted in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, posted a photo on Instagram with a lengthy caption that details her plan to leave the character in the past for good. "I'm going to take a break from conventions after the other two I've committed to this year because I need to push myself as an artist more," she wrote in the caption. "Sometimes life gives you an easy route that dulls your appetite for chasing your dreams and you become inhibited by fear of what lays beyond comfort and safety. That for me has been living off the world I inhabited a decade ago."

Lynch goes on to explain how she hopes this bold career move will challenge her to expand her creative horizons and improve as an actress. "I'm different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today," she said. "I feel like I'm stuck in my 18 year old self artistically when I actually have a lot more to say."

The actress is no stranger to making bold statements on social media, as she has doled out well-written advice about self-love and shut down homophobes bashing the legalization of same-sex marriage. Read on for even more details on her latest Instagram announcement.

My 💘 @officialandel who is an actual fountain of joy, fun and wisdom and snarky comebacks. Thank you for keeping me spangly and reminding me why I'm here and inspiring some new intentions... I'm going to take a break from conventions after the other two I've committed to this year because I need to push myself as an artist more. Sometimes life gives you an easy route that dulls your appetite for chasing your dreams and you become inhibited by fear of what lays beyond comfort and safety. That for me has been living off the world I inhabited a decade ago. It's a blessing to have a safety net and while it's possible to maintain safety and chaos together I believe I need insecurity to light a fire under my scared little artist's ass. I'm different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today. I feel like I'm stuck in my 18 year old self artistically when I actually have a lot more to say. I'm writing it down for myself to acknowledge and to remind myself to not be held back by fear of discovering my inabilities and inadequacies as an actor and human. What is there to lose anymore by being relentlessly optimistic about the future? I have run out of excuses and want to follow my heart wholeheartedly rather than my fear... 🙏🏻

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Image Source: Everett Collection
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