The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Film Synopsis: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend, while Tanner must decide whether his skyrocketing popularity is more important than the friendships he is leaving behind.
Q: Can you tell us about your character?
Evanna Lynch: Yes, her name is McKenzie Price and she is essentially the villain! In the film it’s centered around…Michael’s character who comes out. He’s outed and a lot of the girls, there’s this craze about him, they want him as their G.B.F, whereas my character is extremely intolerant of gay people and she just thinks it’s a sin and all that kind of stuff. I don’t agree with anything she’s saying, but there are people out there who do and that is their belief and this is this girl, so she tries to shut down the prom and stage an anti-gay prom and all that kind of thing and trying to ruin everyone’s fun.
Q: What attracted you to this film?
Evanna Lynch: It was just so different from “Potter” and my character Luna. It was different playing a character where all her beliefs and all her morals, I completely disapproved of and the challenge is to try and empathize with that person, present them as a realistic person and not a caricature. I don’t know I still feel as though she does come off as kind of a caricature, but it was a challenge and all the other auditions I read for I’m usually the nice girl, I think there’s probably a danger of being type-casted, so I guess I was just trying it out. I still prefer being the nice girl!
Q: What was the highlight of working on “G.B.F.”?
Evanna Lynch: Well this is my first project in the States, so it was nice meeting the cast and crew out here and when I first got to L.A., I didn’t know many people, so it was nice finding some friends where I’m living at the moment and seeing how the industry works out here you know very similar process.
Q: What what is like working on an independent film versus a big studio film like “Harry Potter.”
Evanna Lynch: I guess there was more freedom, there was more responsibility, I had to actually drive myself to work this time, which was fun, it made me feel like an adult and yeah I just got to play a lot…it felt like you were playing a lot of the time.