Every now and then I’ll just be like, ‘Is this all an elaborate cover-up and the wizards are howling with laughter at how we’ve accepted this?’ I start to get paranoid. ‘Is J.K. Rowling the only Muggle in the world who knows about the secrets and she’s somehow been entrusted?’ It’s almost like it reinforces the barrier between us and them if there’s one magical Muggle who’s making it seem like it’s a fantasy world and what if it isn’t? What if she’s covering it up? That would make me crazy!
Luna wasn’t just a role in a movie for Evanna because of the connection she felt with her. Reading the books as a teenager, she found she felt better about accepting her own differences because Luna was so comfortable in her own skin. Is there a character in particular that you relate to that helped you deal with your own uncertainty about yourself? Please share in the comments below.
Check out our previous coverage of another EW BINGE podcast here with Ben Hibon, the director of the animated telling of the Deathly Hallows story, talking about his vision and designs for the character Death; and here, where you can find out what Imelda Staunton really felt about portraying the only character more hated than You-Know-Who!