Friday, November 20, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 0 Comments |
In another new interview ahead of his appearance at Supernova Pop Culture Expo, Matt Lewis talks about Me Before You, Harry Potter and more! He also mentions that he will be playing in a charity rugby match in Sydney, we will post details if we find out more on this.
When talking about conventions he says there’s something for everyone: “I’ve not done one (convention) for a long while, and this opportunity came up to come to Australia. I’m pretty sure some people on the outside would say ‘that’s a bit geeky for me’, but I just think it would be impossible for someone to go there and not find some TV, film or something they are a fan of. I’m a self-proclaimed geek; I love Star Wars, Star Trek.”
He also briefly discusses Me Before You, which will be released on March 4th.
“It is based on a book by JoJo Moyes and it is just a beautiful, beautiful book and I think it is a really faithful re-telling and I hope people enjoy that,” Lewis said.
“I play Emilia’s boyfriend Patrick, this moronic personal trainer. She plays a small town girl who is kind of settled and quite content and suddenly she finds a job looking after Sam Clafin’s character who was in a motorcycle accident and is a quadriplegic.
“He sort of challenges her and opens her eyes to this big world outside this little town she’s never left and she starts to think that maybe she doesn’t love her boyfriend.”
As usual, he can’t get away from the interview without talking about Harry Potter. He reveals who he was most excited to work with during filming, Rik Myall as Peeves, even though his scenes were eventually cut from the film.
“At the time when I was 11, he was just everything I wanted to be, his sense of humour, how manic he was on stage, I could just watch him endlessly and laugh and laugh,” he said.
“To have worked with him was pretty special. However they had time issues and with how technology was at the time, they could not quite make Peeves the Poltergeist as good as they wanted it to look.
“Also one of the main reasons he was cut was that none of us could do the scenes with him without laughing. He was just so talented and such an energy so as 11-year-old kids we could not do it. We could not get through a single scene without laughing.”
“I was totally blown away and I’d read the books as well, so to see the sets in their grandeur and splendour was a pretty special moment for me,” he said.
“I’ll never forget my first day at work at the castle and I was riding the broomstick for the film, it was the first time I’d ever been asked to do a stunt on a film, which was pretty cool.
“I was sitting there strapped to a big truck with a crane and a broomstick being driven around, it was just amazing as an 11-year-old kid to be doing that and people were telling me it was work, that was just the most amazing thing.”
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm | 0 Comments |
While in Australia for Supernova Pop Culture Expo, Matt Lewis was on the Lewis and Lowe Podcast to chat about some of his upcoming projects and what he plans to do in Australia. Listen to the interview here.
The interview is mostly chatting about his flight over, the other guests and Supernova, his plans while he’s in Australia as well as the recent obsession with his “hotness.” Read below for a transcript of some of the more pertinent questions.
Lewis & Lowe: I was doing some research […] and this doesn’t sound real, but I was reading about when you were filming Harry Potter being Neville Longbottom, that Helena Bonham Carter put her wand in your ear and ruptured your ear drum. Is that true?
Matt Lewis: That is absolutely true. It really hurt. It was in number five, and she was sort of torturing Neville in the scene and she had this idea, as it’s quite a sinister character that she played, she thought she’d stick the wand in my ear…
Lewis & Lowe: And she actually did it?
Matt Lewis: Yea, all the way. Perforated my eardrum. But being the professional I am I just carried on. It actually was the best take, they used it in the film. I’m fine now! I can hear you perfectly.
Lewis & Lowe: What are you up to now? Doing stage stuff?
Matt Lewis: Not at the minute. I’ve done a few bits and bobs. I just finished a film with Emilia Clarke which is out in March called Me Before You.
Lewis & Lowe: Is it good?
Matt Lewis: I’ve not seem the film yet, but the book it’s based on is brilliant, by Jojo Moyes and it’s a really really great novel. So fingers crossed we’ve made a good job of the film as well. Time will tell.
Posted Under: Harry Potter
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:33 am | 0 Comments |
Funko, a company that creates little vinyl figures of tv, film and comic book characters released a set of Harry Potter POP! Vinyl figures last year. PopVinyl.net has uncovered some preview renderings of the next set of figures. They estimate the release date as 1st quarter and show Neville Longbottom among the new characters created. Neville in his robes and holding his toad, Trevor. We’ll post more, including a release date, when we find out more!
Posted Under: Film, Happy Valley, Harry Potter, Interviews, Me Before You, Ripper Street, Roles, Television
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm | 0 Comments |
In a new interview with ripitup.com.au, Matt Lewis discusses a bunch of his upcoming projects. The interview with the Australian website comes before his appearances at Supernova Pop Culture Expo later this month.
In a short quote on his upcoming film Me Before You and working with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin he says, “It was just a really nice environment on set [with them], and the book that the script is based on is a lovely piece of literature.” Me Before You is based on the book of the same name by Jojo Moyes and has a release date of June 3rd 2016.
Matt also discusses filming for Series 2 of Happy Valley and Series 4 of Ripper Street which he has been filming simultaneously. Filming for Happy Valley finished recently and Ripper Street will continue filming in January after a holiday break.
“I’ve come back here [to London] for the moment – I’ve got this cold because it’s miserable here,” he says. “The last few days have been pretty intense. I can’t really say what I was doing without giving away too much of my character [in Happy Valley], but it was intense and I’m quite rundown.” It’s been fantastic [working on both shows], but it’s been quite heavy doing two jobs in two different countries.”
He can’t get away from the interview without a quick mention of Neville and Harry Potter and states: “I’ve done quite a few weirdly different things to Neville since then. I feel like in my career I’ve definitely moved on, but it’s still such a massive part of my life – it’s not something that you can easily forget,” he states. “It’s been the very foundation of the rest of my career, particularly amongst the fanbase. I’m very, very fortunate to have some incredibly fantastic fans. I’m under no illusion that the vast majority are fans of Harry Potter and that’s not a bad thing. I don’t mind at all.”
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm | 0 Comments |
The lineup for Universal Orlando Resort’s 2016 Celebration of Harry Potter has been announced this morning. You will all be happy to know that Matt will once again be attending this weekend-long celebration of the Potter films! The event is being held from January 29-31, 2016. Matthew will be joined by Rupert Grint, Katie Leung, Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch for the third annual celebration. Visit Magical-Menagerie for full details on the event!
Access to “A Celebration of Harry Potter” is included with regular theme park admission or with an annual pass, with admission to certain activities being granted on a first-come, first-served basis. While most of the activities for “A Celebration of Harry Potter” will be open to all Universal Orlando park guests and will take place at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida theme parks, guests who purchase the exclusive event vacation package will enjoy certain special benefits and reserved sections for the panels and demonstrations.
“A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” PANELS AND DEMONSTRATIONS (Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida theme parks)
Demonstrations and Q&A sessions will be available featuring Harry Potter film talent and crew, with special panels and demonstrations for kids. Admission into panels and demonstrations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific times will be released at a later date.
Behind the Scenes: Harry Potter Film Talent Discussion
Enjoy a fascinating and interactive Q&A session featuring some of your favorite actors from the Harry Potter films. Discover what it was like to work on the most successful film franchise in history.