Fan Focus: Lucy – May 4, 2014

This is a photo of Lucy, who is a fan of the week.

14-year-old Gryffindor Lucy from England


How did you become a Harry Potter fan?

I always loved the films when I was a kid, and I remember being obsessed with Emma Watson right from the start. I started reading the books when I was in Year 6, which I think was just before The Half-Blood Prince film was released. I was hooked almost instantly. I had only just got into reading, though, so it took me ages to get through them all. Now I’m rereading the series and it’s even better than I remember, it’s great noticing things you never noticed before!

What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?

It would probably be finding out that Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling are doing a Fantastic Beasts movie, I don’t think I’ve ever fangirled so much in my life! Especially as I wasn’t really a Potterhead for the other films, and I didn’t have Twitter.

What do you think you might see if given the chance to look into the Mirror of Erised?

Probably meeting Emma Watson, she’s been my idol and role model for as long as I can remember, and right now all I want is to meet her. Maybe I’d even see myself being friends with her or taking selfies with her…

Describe what being part of the Harry Potter fandom has meant to you in 7 words or less.

It’s been life-changing.