If you've got a little sister, daughter, niece or pint-sized pal who just loves "Harry Potter" and would like nothing more than to earn a place among the cast of J.K. Rowling's sure-to-be-magic spin-off series "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," then she/you might just be in luck.
Because according to MuggleNet, Warner Bros. has announced an open casting call for an 8 to 12-year-old girl's role which will take place on Saturday (July 18) in London. Many EEPS!!
The character in question is called Modesty, and she's pegged as "a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them."
If this gal's descriptor reminds you a little of our old friend Luna Lovegood, you're totally not alone on that because even Evanna Lynch (who portrayed the strange witch in the "Potter" series) herself drew some comparisons when she read the news.
Only, it was more the open audition bit of the announcement that struck a chord with her because that's exactly how she came to be the off-kilter spell-caster in the first place. GOALS.
On Facebook, Lynch posted about the casting call and encouraged all the baby "Potter" fangirls who have an interest in going out for the part to give it a whirl, Alohomora-style.
"I was shy, awkward, too-sensitive-for-this-industry, had not one professional credit to my name and I faced many a raised eyebrow and skeptical comment when voicing my dream to audition to family and friends," Lynch wrote. "I only went out of love for the books and a fierce desire to tell Luna's story the right way. But I was by all means, NOT ready or trained to audition for a role in a mega movie franchise."
According to Lynch, it was ultimately her love of the character which guided her in the right direction for the audition -- and ultimately won her the role -- even above other more established contenders. And now she gets to rub elbows and play emoji-teach-along with J.K. Rowling, so she knows what's up.
"I just want to encourage any girls out there who are tempted to go for this but feel like it's impossible or bigger than you are, to put all those alleged obstacles out of your mind and just go as you, nothing more, nothing less," she added.
Read Evanna's whole post here.