‘Harry Potter’: Evanna Lynch Explains Why Neville and Luna Wouldn’t End Up Together

Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom have an adorable relationship in the final Harry Potter film. But despite their big kiss at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the two don’t end up together as we learn in the epilogue.

And according to Evanna Lynch, she has a good idea why they don’t become a couple at the end of the series.

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Who do Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom end up with at the end of the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise?

Despite Luna and Neville’s adorable romance, the “underdog” couple both go off to marry other people. As we learn from JK Rowling, Neville ends up with his fellow Hogwarts student, Hannah Abbot. Meanwhile, Luna marries Newt Scamander’s grandson, Rolf Scamander.

And according to Lynch, she has a pretty good idea why Neville and Luna don’t end up tying the knot at the end of the series.

Evanna Lynch thinks that Neville and Luna have a ‘war time’ romance

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“I see it more as like a wartime romance. I think it was all the moments,” Evanna Lynch told Us Weekly. “Everyone’s caught up in the trauma and the idea that they might die, and they were fighting for an honorable cause. They were just like, ‘I quite like you and let’s see, and maybe we’ll die, and this will be beautiful.’ But I think that ended, and then they both survived. And I think they’d probably both realized, you know, this is not quite right.”

“I think Neville is probably a little too down to earth for Luna,” Lynch continued. “He wants to have a stable job at Hogwarts. And Luna is a bit too kooky and out there for him, and she wants to go out and travel the world. And their lifestyles just wouldn’t mix. So that’s how I see it.”

How ‘Harry Potter’ helped save Evanna Lynch from her eating disorder

Lynch’s connection to the Harry Potter series is heartfelt. According to the actor, she struggled with an eating disorder, and the only thing that helped distract her was the Harry Potter series.

“Anyone who’s had an eating disorder knows it completely takes over your life,” Lynch said. “The only thing that could actually take my attention apart from that was the Harry Potter series.”

And according to Lynch, acting in the films saved her from her eating disorder.

“I love the feeling of creating and acting more than I love the feeling of being skinny or of being perfect,” she said. “Being in Harry Potter changed my life because it proved to me that I could do something, that I had something to offer the world.”

Lynch says that her character, Luna Lovegood, helped her embrace her individuality as well.

“Luna especially inspired me,” she says, “because I think a lot of my problems were because I felt odd and felt weird, and she made me see that that was OK and that was actually empowering me.”