Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 10:17 am | 0 Comments |
In a new interview with the Radio Times, Matt Lewis talks about his work since Harry Potter and his desire to work with his Potter c0-stars again in the future.
“I saw Dan’s play in London in the summer which was really cool and had a catch-up. If he’s doing a show I’ll always try and see it. And I spoke to Emma on Skype – she’s out in New York doing really well. We just try and keep in touch whenever we can.”
And while the cast have all gone their separate ways since filming concluded on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Matthew expressed a desire to reunite with his former co-stars in the future. “It’s not something that I’m desperate to get away from in such a way that I can’t work with any of them. I’d love to – Dan, in particular. “I think Dan is such a committed actor. He works so hard and so tirelessly that you can’t help but be inspired when you’re around him on a film set. I’d love to work with Dan again.”
“Something really strange happened after Harry Potter. I assumed that they were the sort of roles I would be sent and the weird thing was they really weren’t. All those roles weren’t a conscious decision by me turning other stuff down, saying, ‘No, I have to do these because they’re gritty and so different from Neville’. They’re just what came up and what I liked the most and thought were the best things. The roles like Neville haven’t been entirely forthcoming as some might expect. I’ve been able to come away from Neville but it’s a pure coincidence.”
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 0 Comments |
Editor Louis Sheridan announced via his Twitter today that he interviewed Matt Lewis in the latest issue of FAULT Magazine! He also posted a photo from the magazine which you can see in the gallery. If anyone has the issue and can send in scans, please do so. You can purchase the issue for £15 here. A snippet from the interview was posted on the magazine’s Facebook:
“…my parents kept saying to me, ‘It might bomb, or it might not be very successful’. Even if they did carry on and do all the books, I never thought it would be as international as it was. To take over Star Wars as the biggest franchise of all time was unreal.”
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm | 0 Comments |
Film3Sixty has posted a new interview with Matt where he chats about The Rise, among other things.
Film3Sixty: What attracted you to The Rise?
Matt Lewis: I read it in half an hour and thought this is brilliant! Immediately the attraction was that it was very clever, cool, the dialogue was very real.
F3S: You have worked in film, TV and Theatre, both big and small budget, is there a medium or a way of working that you prefer?
ML: There is a long list for pro and cons of all three of those mediums. Harry Potter was incredible, but it was a big production. Whereas The Rise had a smaller budget, but we were all involved at every level. They’ve all got their little pros and cons, and I like them all for different reasons.
F3S: Is there one that you would like to do more of?
ML: I would like to do more films that are like The Rise. I absolutely love making movies, and I love being involved from beginning to end. I even went in when I was doing my ADR for The Rise and I was sat down talking to Rowan about scenes and the editing process.
F3S: How do you feel about the next movie that JK Rowling is going to be working on?
ML: I don’t know much about it. I haven’t read the book, and I’ve only glanced at the story for a moment but yeah why not? It was such a vivid world that she created, and there was so much there to explore. It was such a massive universe. I think the fans would welcome any new addition to the world. Star Wars has done it for nearly 40 years, with all their spin-offs because that the world was equally vivid. I’m sure I will see it.
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 10:12 am | 0 Comments |
In another new interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Matt discusses the differences between filming on a big production like Potter compared to smaller films, like The Rise.
“It was hard work. We filmed it in about five weeks – we didn’t have the budget or the money for more. It was a new experience for me,” he said. “On Potter, we never had time constraints. We would spend days doing the same thing again and again, but on this, we couldn’t do that so we had to be on it and get it right quickly. It was close quarters and people stood on each other’s toes but everyone pulled through together.”
We sat around in the pub having a discussion about the title, music, cinematography and editing – stuff I never would have got involved in on Potter. I loved it. Doing a movie like Potter is fun and there is nothing like it, but sometimes you do feel like a small cog in a big machine.”
He also talked about the difficulty of night shoots:
“The long days were tough but the night shoots were the worst,” the actor admitted. In one scene, he had to punch someone. “It was tough. The sun was setting and we had 40 minutes max. Everyone was getting more stressed, and I had to work with the stuntman to punch him without punching him. I actually punched him in the nose three times and kneed him in the balls twice,” he said.
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:44 am | 0 Comments |
Looks like it is interview week for Matthew Lewis. His newest film The Rise is out in theatres in the UK beginning today and Digital Spy has posted a new interview with the actor where he talks about the upcoming film series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them he says,
“It’s a vivid universe that she [Rowling] created. There’s certainly more to explore now. When I was a kid reading the books there was so much more that I wanted to know outside of the linear story. I wanted to know about stuff that happened around the world and we’re going to find that out through this picture that she’s making. Anything that will show off that world a little more is great.”
He also shows his support of Rowling’s involvement: “If that wasn’t the case there’d be alarm bells ringing with a lot of people, but the fact that she’s in total control of it means that I think it’s going to be good,” he said.
He also talks about The Rise in another interview from the publication.
“Rowan attracted me to it, meeting him and hearing what he wanted from it,” the former Harry Potter star said. “He didn’t want it to fall into that group of being the same old South London hoodie or football hooligan story, he didn’t want that. We don’t have any guns in it, we tried to keep it as much to his experience of growing up in Barnsley as possible.”Treadaway shared a flat with co-stars Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Gerard Kearns (Shameless) close to Lewis’s home in Leeds. The quartet would regularly meet up to discuss the script and forge a bond that would translate to the big screen.
“We wanted to have that chemistry off screen as much as possible,” Lewis said.
“We tore up Leeds!” quipped Treadaway.