This is one of the most inspirational stories ever.
Oh. My. God.
Is this a true story??
It is indeed. (x) And she’s written a fantastic piece about body image. (x)
holy shit I didnt know that
This is too amazing to NOT reblog, so inspiring.
That is amazing.
THIS ISN’T TRUE THIS NEVER HAPPENED UGH
NEVER. HAPPENED. OMG.
JKR encouraged Evanna to be healthy because that’s what a person should do. Maybe she said that she would have to be healthy before she could possibly audition?
But this story has been taken as she got the role as a REWARD for her health. Not. True. JKR had nothing to do with Evanna’s casting and was only aware she was even up for it once she was cast. They sent her the name of the actress and JKR had as big of a surprise as anyone to see Evanna Lynch, her pen pal, written there. And immediately wrote Evanna a letter that began with “OH. MY. GOD.”
JKR herself told me this story. I believe it’s in the full published interview in the digital version of my book. (But I can’t remember if that is the case and can’t check where I am right now.)
If this story is why people get healthy, awesome. But it is not true and it takes a serious and earned and deserved victory away from Evanna by implying she didn’t do it primarily for reasons of her own health and wellness.