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Evanna Lynch, the Irish actress who plays Luna Lovegood in "Harry Potter," has shot up in the popularity stakes this week by over 590 percent, according to the major movie website IMDB.com.

IMDB measures stars' popularity on a weekly basis. Much of Lynch's surge has to do with her outspoken comments on Robert Pattinson's 'Twilight" series, in which she is very critical of Kristen Stewart's character Bella Swan, telling her to 'get over it' with her intense love for Pattinson's character, Edward Cullen.

Her remarks have received widespread coverage after she made them to a Danish website. Irishcentral first reported them here in the U.S. "Twilight" fans have not taken kindly to the criticism and have launched bitter attacks on Luna on various fan websites.

But why not take it a step farther? After all, Pattinson once starred in a minor role in "Harry Potter." Lynch has a much-bigger role and there is a perfect character for her in the new "Twilight" series.

Jane in 'Twilight” is a confirmed foe of Bella, played by Stewart. She is a sadistic guard of the Volturi and the identical twin of evildoer Alec. Perfect for Evanna.

The role is currently held by Dakota Fanning, a former child actor. Lynch and Stewart could be a gas-and-matches combo given Luna's criticism of Bella. Lynch has been called the next Carol Lombard by her fans. Can she prove it?

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