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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Drama should be on Leaving and Junior Cert, says Evanna

Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch says that drama studies should be an exam subject in Irish secondary schools.

Speaking at the launch of the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards, the Co Louth native said she wishes she had the opportunity to study drama at school.

"When I was at school, drama wasn't really seen as something you could study but now it's my career," she told the Herald.

"I wish I had the opportunity to hone those skills and actually embrace my passion for acting while I was still at school.

"I really believe that drama should be an exam subject," she continued.

The young actress admitted that she was jealous of her English Harry Potter co-stars as they could study drama for their exams.

"I was on the Harry Potter sets during my Junior Cert and Leaving Cert and I was always so jealous that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson (pictured below) and Rupert Grint would be studying drama and Shakespeare for their GCSE's and A Levels," she revealed.

Evanna (23) has moved to LA and is working hard to distance herself from her Luna Lovegood character.

"I really had to push myself when I moved to LA," she admitted.

"People don't seek you out over there, you have to meet people and put yourself forward for roles."

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Her hard work has paid off as she's just wrapped filming on a New York-based crime thriller, Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale.

"I play the drug dealer's wife and I had to put on a New Jersey accent which was brilliant," she revealed.

"I loved doing a different accent and it's a totally different role for me."

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