The Independent Interviews Phelps Twins, Matt Lewis, and Evanna Lynch

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Nov 09, 2010

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The end of the Harry Potter films is affecting everyone involved in different ways, but in a new article from the Independent, James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) share their stories about their Potter adventure.

James and Oliver Phelps talk about how they auditioned for the roles as the humorous Weasley Twins and the close bond the Weasley actors share on and off set.

“When we’re all together it’s like a big ginger fun zone’ James says. “Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) are just so funny. We once did a whole rehearsal in broad Brummie. The Americans on set didn’t have a clue what we were on about.”

Matt Lewis, whose appearance changed so much over the years he was required to wear fake ears and teeth as Neville, speaks about his character’s major part in “Deathly Hallows.”

“David [Yates] and I talked about his defining moment during the Battle of Hogwarts’ he says. “Neville is very adrenalised (sic). He’s just running in head first and putting his life on the line. But as the death toll mounts, there are a couple of scenes where he starts to look really tired and realisation hits that the battle is almost lost.”

Evanna Lynch says that the casting of Rhys Ifans as Luna’s dad, Xenophilius Lovegood, was “perfect,” but that she’s not as similar to Luna as some people might think.

“I’m not Luna, although a lot of people think I am’ Lynch says. “When I was younger I used to be a little more like her. I’m like her in that I don’t like to judge people and I keep an open mind. She’s so free spirited, she wouldn’t judge someone by their clothes or demeanour and I like that way of looking at life.”

All four actors conclude, however, that they would like to stay in the film business. Read the rest of the article here.

Thanks to Megan at Magical-Menagerie.com for the tip!





19 Responses to The Independent Interviews Phelps Twins, Matt Lewis, and Evanna Lynch

Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: This has me wanting Part II without the wait, to see Neville during the Battle!Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: Good grief I adore Matthew Lewis, I didn't realize they were using fake teeth on him, I though he just had bad teeth. Good to know. Evanna Lynch and the Phelps twins look amazing!Avatar ImageSindi says: Interesting stuff, the first movie isn't out yet but i already want the second part haha Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That does sound interesting. I didn't know Matt had to wear fake teeth and ears, but that would explain how different he looked in real life..... But I love the way Luna thinks as well, sometimes people even say I act like Luna at times. Different. Weird. Unusual. But Lovable.Avatar Imagejacket says: I Love Luna! She's been my favourite character ever since she was introduced! And yeah I didn't know that Matt had to wear all the fake ears and teeth and fat suit until I was watching and interview with him and the subject was brought up. I'm glad they stopped using the fat suit.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Matt Lewis is amazingAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Would have loved to see that rehersal where they were goofing around - it's that type of stuff that I would love to see it a bloopers dvdAvatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: The scene where he cuts off Naginis head will be my Fav. I always said Neville would change the course of the war :DAvatar Imagefragilexstars says: Interesting article! I love Neville :) Can't wait for the last two films!Avatar Imagelunalovewentz says: Id actually like to hear from Alan Rickman who plays Professor Snape.. Can't wait, seeing the midnite show here locally! roarAvatar Imagelunalovewentz says: Id actually like to hear from Alan Rickman who plays Professor Snape.. Can't wait, seeing the midnite show here locally! roarAvatar Imagenellythemarrow says: Aww I hope we could have an outtake of Brummie Weasleys in the extras. I'm looking forward to seeing how Neville's changed.Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: Aww I hope we could have an outtake of Brummie Weasleys in the extras. I'm looking forward to seeing how Neville's changed.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Nice article (only one mistake that I spotted). Does anyone else think that 'Matilda Battersby' sounds like a good wizarding name?Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @lunalovewentz, perhaps Alan Rickman will give some interviews when the last film is out. I think he is very careful about interviews in case he gives plot details away. I keep hoping that once all the films are out he will be on Desert Island Discs!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: I didn't know Matt had to use fake ears and teeth. im able to see the difference now that they mentioned itAvatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: I caught one other mistake! Neville"s parents are NOT dead. Tortured to insanity with the Cruciatus Curse by Belatrix LeStrange and existing in one of the wards at St. Mungos Hospital. Somebody didn't do their research.Avatar ImageLotta says: Evanna Lynch is so amazing, she portrayed Luna so wonderfull and I still think she seams a lot like her =D. And Mathew Lewis, James and Oliver Phelps are awesome as well. I can't wiat to see the movie next week!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great interview!

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