Evanna Lynch says she's "taking a break" from the global Harry Potter conventions.
The actress who played Luna Lovegood in the film series writes she's been "living off" the franchise for 10 years and needs to push herself more.
She says she's "stuck" in her 18-year-old self "artistically" and has "a lot more to say".
The 25-year-old regularly attends conventions, meeting fans, most recently in Paris last weekend
Evanna says she'll attend the two conventions she's committed to this year but after that she'll start saying no.
"It's a blessing to have a safety net and while it's possible to maintain safety and chaos together I believe I need insecurity," she writes.
"I'm different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today."
She says she has a "fear of discovering inabilities and inadequacies as an actor and human" but is "relentlessly optimistic about the future".
My 💘 @officialandel who is an actual fountain of joy, fun and wisdom and snarky comebacks. Thank you for keeping me spangly and reminding me why I'm here and inspiring some new intentions... I'm going to take a break from conventions after the other two I've committed to this year because I need to push myself as an artist more. Sometimes life gives you an easy route that dulls your appetite for chasing your dreams and you become inhibited by fear of what lays beyond comfort and safety. That for me has been living off the world I inhabited a decade ago. It's a blessing to have a safety net and while it's possible to maintain safety and chaos together I believe I need insecurity to light a fire under my scared little artist's ass. I'm different now and need to honour that and challenge myself to create something else, something from the person I am today. I feel like I'm stuck in my 18 year old self artistically when I actually have a lot more to say. I'm writing it down for myself to acknowledge and to remind myself to not be held back by fear of discovering my inabilities and inadequacies as an actor and human. What is there to lose anymore by being relentlessly optimistic about the future? I have run out of excuses and want to follow my heart wholeheartedly rather than my fear... 🙏🏻
Conventions regularly happen for shows with huge fan bases like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Star Wars. One of the most well-known events is Comic Con which takes place around the world inviting fans to meet actors, directors and film-makers. Sean Biggerstaff, who played Oliver Wood in the wizarding world, attended the Paris convention with Evanna last weekend. He said "after 15 years of saying no" he finally said yes.