Evanna Lynch Talks Anorexia Battle: Learn to Do It in a Functional Way

Addressing her past problems in new memoir 'The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting', the 'Harry Potter' actress declares that she has been eating like a normal, healthy person for years.

AceShowbiz - "Harry Potter" star Evanna Lynch is proud of the way she has battled an eating disorder. The actress, who is best known for playing Luna Lovegood in the boy wizard film series, struggled with anorexia, and though she's still healing - and will be for years to come - she has a much healthier relationship with food.

"I don't have an eating disorder at all anymore," she tells E! News. "It's been years of eating like a normal, healthy person and having balanced habits. Somebody asked me recently, 'Oh, is it similar to alcoholism, where you're always going to have to avoid it?' And it's like, 'Well, no, because you have to eat!' "

"You have to learn how to do it in a functional way," the 30-year-old actress goes on explaining. "So, I do believe you can properly recover and move on. But I think the healing process continues."

Evanna has discussed her past problems in her new memoir, titled "The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and The Glory of Growing Up", and she hopes her new book gives her the perfect opportunity to reintroduce herself to the world.

"I kind of have a sense that nobody really knows who I am," she explains. "People sort of think, 'Oh, you are this sweet, airy, fairy person.' And that's a lovely perception, but it's not really real. It's not. So, it's almost like I haven't been able to have true connections with people."

About her memoir itself, Evanna says, "I really wanted to write this book for years, just because I've been talking about these topics, these themes of parts of my life for a long time, but not really getting my message across, not really getting the complexity and nuance of the story across."

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