Are you a fan of Harry Potter, or maybe you have been? It could just be. The books were devoured for years by teenagers and older youth and the films are also very popular. But maybe the Potter fans are also a bit unhealthy and obsessive?According to actress Evanna Lynch, who played the character Luna Lovegood in the last four films in the series, the fans are sure. She was once like that herself. Below, she said during the Talking Tastebuds podcast:
« I was really an obsessive Harry Potter fan. I started reading the books when I was about eight, and that was just my whole identity for a while. It’s quite embarrassing … The whole fan culture … I think it’s kind of unhealthy, you know, being obsessed with a person.
Because when I Daniel [Radcliffe], Emma [Watson] and Rupert [Grint] I pretty much knew everything about them. I knew the names of their pets, I knew their birthdays, I knew the names of their parents and I had to pretend it wasn’t. «
Unhealthy and dangerous
Lynch understands that many children are affected. « It happens as a teenager, you are so insecure and you try to find yourself. You see other people and they seem wonderful and divine. » according to the actress who is still looking for new success on the silver screen or small screen after the Potter films. « I don’t think it’s healthy. I just think the fan culture is kind of dangerous. You can lose yourself in it. »