Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:24 am | 0 Comments |
Today is July 30th, and we all know what that means! Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!! Everyone’s favorite herbology professor turns 34 today. Without Neville, many of us would not be fans of Matt Lewis, and what a shame that would be!
If Rita Skeeter is to be believed (via new Pottermore content) Neville is apparently an alcoholic and still teaching at the school. But when does Rita ever report the truth? So we say Neville is find and happy!
I love Neville. I love Neville so much. Always loved Neville. And I always had big plans for Neville, you know? And he really was The Boy It Could’ve Been, because as you know, as I made clear, he was born hours before Harry, he was born on the 30th of July, Voldemort singled him out as the other possibility. But the great thing about Neville’s story for me, the over-arching story about Neville, is that he proves himself to be a boy who could’ve done it too. Yeah, Harry had the scar and arguably, Harry had an edge more talent because Harry– he has an extraordinary instinct for the right thing to do. He’s just got the right instinct, and that’s what would make him, in due course, a phenomenal Auror. But Neville was, I think, amazing in the final battle, and proved himself a hundred times over worthy of being a Gryffindor, his parents’ son, despite the very difficult childhood he had in the hands of his very pushy grandmother, and I know, she loves him and he loves her, but she’s not an easy person to be raised by. So yeah, so that for me, was the big thing about Neville. x
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm | 0 Comments |
Earlier today we reported that Matt Lewis was going to accept the Best Fandom Forever award for Harry Potter at the MTVu Fandom Awards. Now we have the video of his appearance. Matthew sent in a video clip, just as we predicted, which may be watched below. We will update with an official video, if one becomes available, since this was just recorded off the TV and isn’t perfect.
UPDATE: Here is the official video:
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Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:27 am | 0 Comments |
MTVu held the first ever Fandom Awards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and Harry Potter won Best Fandom Forever. According to Entertainment Weekly, Matthew accepted the award on behalf of the films. We assume he was not there in person and it was a video acceptance, but check out the show tonight to see for sure! MTV and mtvU will premiere the 60-minute “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” on Sunday, July 27, at 8 p.m. ET.
“Congratulations to all the fans,” said Lewis. “I’m sure we’ll all agree that the greatest stories are the ones that stay with us forever, so thank you very much for believing in us. We wouldn’t still be here without you.”
We will post video from the show as soon as it is available!
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm | 0 Comments |
In a new interview on BBC Radio Leeds, Matthew Lewis and his brother Anthony discuss Totally Lit North, an acting school that Anthony founded and runs. They chatted with Wes Butters on July 21st about the school and what they are trying to accomplish. Matthew and Anthony also talked about their various roles in the film industry, and of course Harry Potter came up. Matt even talks about his audition process for getting the role of Neville. Visit this page and skip to 1:07:35 – 1:23:13 to listen.
You can still sign up for their Summer sessions. One of the Masterclasses allows one lucky student to interview Matthew on camera as a mock TV interview.
Matt also quickly mentions Bluestone 42 and how the third series will be filming soon in South Africa.
Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 0 Comments |
As you all know, Matt attended the Diagon Alley Media & VIP Preview last week. Today we rounded up all the interviews with Matt that have been released so far. If you notice any that are missing feel free to send them over!
‘My character never really went to Gringotts, which is why I’ve enjoyed it so much because I never really got to go onto the set.
‘I never even saw it, so when I got to the bank today that was the first time and it’s pretty special.
‘I don’t even know why I’m here,’ he joked. ‘I’ve just come down for a free ride really.’
Where would your characters spend time in Universal Studios? Neville would just get lost. Or maybe it would be Jurassic Park because there is lots of foliage around and he likes foliage.
What wizarding power do you wish you had in real life? ‘Accio,’ because I’m a lazy koala bear, and I would love to use spells to get things.
If your Harry Potter characters had to get Muggle jobs, what would they be? A traffic warden, giving tickets out … parking tickets. It’s just a little bit of authority but not enough responsibility. (Evanna strongly disagreed, and insisted Neville would have been a baker.)
What are your favorite parts of the new addition to the theme park? Gringotts Wizarding Bank. It was a set that I’m unfamiliar with, because I wasn’t apart of the scenes shot there. So when I went into Gringotts at Diagon Alley, that was my first experience with it. I got to experience it like the fans, and it sort of blew me away.
What part of the Wizarding World theme park most greatly resembles the sets for the movies? The locations created [in The Wizarding World theme park] are more accurate than our sets were. Our sets had a lot of cameras and facades, but here, it’s completely immersive. You can go down the alleyways and go into the shops. They painstakingly went over the movies and the books…it’s absolutely amazing how so much of it is so accurate.