Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 1 Comment |
While attending a charity cricket match for Flannels for Heroes last week, Matthew took some time to speak to Elle France and some other publications. An interview with London Evening Standard was shared earlier this week, but had information we already knew. His interview with Elle, which was comprised of 15 questions, is now online and you can read a rough translation below.
You can also watch a video interview from the Attitude Pride Awards, which were held on June 26th, over on GettyImages. He talks about gay marriage, his photo shoot and future plans (if an embeddable version is made available we will update.
Matthew Lewis. The “11” number on my arm. It was my number when I played sports. And I have a feather tattooed on the other arm. Everyone thinks it’s a reference to ‘Harry Potter’, but it’s not. I was just very drunk one evening in Germany. I followed a friend, and the next morning, I woke up with this tattoo!
What is the best song of all time?
Matthew Lewis. “In My Life” by the Beatles.
What song do you listen to in secret?
Matthew Lewis. “Can’t Smile Without You” Barry Manilow.
What food makes you happy?
Matthew Lewis. Pizza!
What is your favorite series?
Matthew Lewis. I am a real fan of “Star Trek,” and right now, I’m crazy about “Better Call Saul,” the “Breaking Bad” spinoff.
What movie could you say, “This role should have been mine! “?
Matthew Lewis. I think the new “Star Wars”!
The biggest star you met?
Matthew Lewis. Paul MCCARTNEY! That was in 2010, on my birthday. I went to his concert in Hyde Park, and I was invited to the after-party. It was a very intimate evening. I spoke for a long time with his drummer, and suddenly, out of nowhere, he asked where the toilet was. No sound came out of my mouth. When he came out of the toilet, he wished me a happy birthday. It was during the World Cup and England had just lost against Germany, so we drank and drowned our sorrow together.
Your secret crush?
Matthew Lewis. Apart from Emilia Clarke? Scarlett Johansson!
Are you very connected?
Matthew Lewis. I’m on Twitter a lot, and I’m gradually starting to use Instagram. I just bought an Apple Watch. I do not have a lot of apps on it, just simple ones, like a calendar. I forget everything, I am much worse than Neville, I’m a nightmare.
People often ask you to take selfies?
Matthew Lewis. Very often, nobody wants classic photos, it’s a selfie or nothing.
Between us, do you use your popularity to your advantage?
Matthew Lewis. No, the idea makes me uncomfortable. I feel that no one knows who I am, then I would never use my name. For example, everyone wondered if Apple offered me the Apple Watch. No, I bought it myself! I would be too afraid to go to Apple to ask for one and nobody knows who I am!
It seems that it is torture to watch the movies …
Matthew Lewis. It’s unbearable, it is a very painful experience. I saw all the “Harry Potter” at the premieres but I re-look on forever. I hate to see myself on screen!
Thanks marcel for the tip!
Posted Under: Birthday
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | 0 Comments |
Today is June 27th and we all know what that means! It’s Matt’s 26th birthday. Matt began acting at the age of 5 and came into our lives as Neville Longbottom in 2001. We’ve watched him grow into a talented actor on the stage, television and silver screen.
Whether you’ve been a fan since his early Harry Potter days or discovered him through Bluestone 42 one thing is certain: you will be a Matt fan or life. Let’s hope we get to watch him charm our screens for years to come!
So let’s all join together to wish Matt a very Happy Birthday!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 0 Comments |
Fans in the US will recall that last year Bluestone 42 Series 1 was added to Hulu. Matthew’s character, Towerblock, does not feature in the first series, but Hulu has just added series 2 to their offerings! You can watch both series 1 and 2 on Hulu Plus, which is $7.99 a month. Towerblock joins Bluestone 42 in Season 1, Episode 9 – the Christmas Special.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10:58 am | 0 Comments |
Rushfirth Creative has released the Captain Extraordinary® Animatic Trailer which features Matthew Lewis as the titular character. As we have posted previously, the show has not been picked up for production yet so it is unknown whether Matt will continue in the role as Captain Extraordinary.
EXTRAORDINARY. WHY BE ANYTHING ELSE?
Buckle-up your jetpack and join our canine hero as he embarks on crazy comic adventures, protecting the strange and wonderful inhabitants of the Extraordinariverse from the mysterious and fearsome ‘Forces of Extreme Naughtiness.’
Introducing the animated laugh-out-loud comedy show featuring the mad-cap adventures of Captain Extraordinary® in the amazing Extraordinariverse.
Hold on tight…
…it’s going to be…
Captain Extraordinary is a fun-filled 26 episode series of 22 minute fast-paced, laugh-out-loud animated comedy shows aimed at the 8 – 12 year old market. The show has a wacky tone that constantly delivers on laughs, without spilling over into the more anarchic cartoon bracket.
But what makes this different? What sets it apart from other shows… and why do we believe so strongly in what we have created?
Back in the day, comic book heroes were originally created for children. For the most part these have now been hijacked by the adult population, with the mainstream genre becoming ever darker and more violent, with complex mature themes at the core of their storylines. The void left behind is very apparent when one has a young child who thrives on fantasy hero stories, but seeks the fun, adventure and amusement aspect as opposed to ‘grounded’ gritty violence. And let’s not forget why ‘comic’ books got their name in the first place, all those years ago – humour is a vital element that binds the whole experience together. It needs to be FUN!!
Captain Extraordinary and the Extraordinariverse is all about putting a new generation of ‘comic book’ heroes (and villains) back into the hands, lives and imaginations of our children.
But more than that…
It is about creating a show with fantastic characters, humour and adventure, that will totally appeal to your 8-12 year old market. A show with layered humour, spoof elements and aside gags that will also appeal to parents. A show where real violence, dangerous weaponry and death have no part to play, making it totally suitable for the younger 5-7 year old market who would appreciate it simply for its overtly funny nature.
Parents can feel secure in the fact that their child is investing their time, energy and imagination in a series where real violence, dangerous weaponry and death have no part to play, and the emphasis is on escapism, fun, laughter… and more laughter!
Captain Extraordinary is good, clean, entertainment for all the family. The show does have a certain subtle ‘British feel’, but is not overtly UK-centric. It has the potential to be a great internationally loved brand with British roots – commanding the same confidence that franchises such as Wallace and Gromit, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and the Bond series do.
It has great potential across all media – TV, books – both printed and online, apps, feature films and the huge toy market. We believe we have the product to do it all.
We know it is extraordinary.
…why be anything else?
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:25 am | 0 Comments |
Cinemaniacs has uploaded a video where Matt Lewis discussed his obsession with Star Wars. “Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films reveals his favourite childhood movies to CINEMANIACS and talks about which superpower he’d like to have.”
According to a tweet from the show he also did a Behind the Scenes of Harry Potter segment. The episode with that segment first aired on March 14th and you can watch it with the CBBC iPlayer. If you just want to see Matt, skip to 16:34 and watch until 17:32.