|Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch)|
I'm a sucker for a random Harry Potter fact, if only to keep the magic alive. Today's fact features Evanna Lynch, the Irish actress who played the much loved Luna Lovegood in several of the Potter films. Evanna was a fan of the series long before being cast in the films. (Her cats were named Crookshanks, Dumbledore, and Luna after all). Supposedly, she wrote letters to J.K. Rowling while she was a kid telling her how much she'd love to be in one of the films though she doubted she'd ever get to while living in the small town of Termonfeckin. J.K. Rowling wrote her back, telling her not to be to hard on Termonfeckin, which after all was a gloriously strange name. Rowling told her that she too was from a small town.
It turns out small towns may be magic. Evanna went on to score a prime role in the series. I think I just like her all the more for being a true, unashamed Harry Potter fan while being in some of the movies.