Evanna Lynch, who recently finished third in ABC’s Dancing With the Stars thanks to support from the likes of Emma Watson, might be best known for portraying Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movie series. But there’s plenty more strings to her bow as she revealed to Ryan Tubridy last night.

She told viewers about her battle with an eating disorder since the age of 11 and how it affected her life. The 27-year old from Termonfeckin spoke about how falling in love with the Harry Potter books took her mind away from the disorder and eventually helped her overcome it. She also talked about writing to J.K. Rowling to thank her and receiving a reply.

Check out a excerpt from the interview here: