The Irish actress now lives in Los Angeles, where she's chasing her next big role, and she admits the directors she's meeting at auditions are not as kind and gentle as David Yates, who she worked with on the last four Potter movies.

"I've had auditions here in L.A. where they are so rude," Evanna tells the Irish Independent. "They look at you like you're nothing and they just want to get through you and that just makes me crawl inside myself. I was very lucky to have David Yates bring me out.

"If he sees something he doesn't like, he won't say it directly, he'll just talk to you and ask about the character. His philosophy is that you know the character best and that really gives you the power back and makes you think for yourself."

But the actress' writing teacher at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is attempting to persuade her to rethink her directing plans.

She explains, "He was a very bitter Hollywood writer who was like, 'If you can write it, you can direct it'. He'd had so many movies ruined by directors.

"I don't know that I would want that responsibility. I'm a free spirit and I do my own thing and nobody bothers me, whereas a director has to be in everybody's business. I would just like to write and act."