Matthew Lewis Talks About Neville in “Deathly Hallows”

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Jul 21, 2010

Posted by Mel

In a new interview, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) discusses the physical changes his character goes through in “Deathly Hallows”:

“The teeth and the ears were the first to go, and then the fatsuit
came shortly after – I look a lot more like him in the new film,” he
revealed.

“I didn’t mind wearing all those things because it was
appropriate for the character. He’s been a bit more bloody and battered
as he’s been living underground so we’ve made him slim out.”

The article also goes on to discuss how Lewis feels Neville has changed over the course of the movies:

“Having started when I was 11 years old, Neville was shy and
vulnerable, who was pushed around, bullied and was very nervous.

“Over
the years, he has more depth and can stand up more for himself. In the
seventh one, he’s almost a completely changed man. He’s a reckless
resistance leader who wants to go and fight, and do the right thing.
He’s become more heroic, he’s got heart, courage and loyalty. He’s still
not perfect, but he comes through where it counts.”

You can read more here. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ comes out November 19th, and “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ will be out July 15th, 2011.





41 Responses to Matthew Lewis Talks About Neville in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageCaracticus says: I knew that Neville would looking exactly like Matt Lewis in real life... that's how he ends up with Hannah Abbot.Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Squee! I am so excited to see Neville ROCK THE HOUSE in Deathly Hallows, though it sucks that we probably won't see much of him until Part 2. Anyway, yay Matt! I'm so glad he gets to finally shed the fat suit. That must've been horrible.Avatar Imagewinky45 says: I never knew that Matt has to wear fat suit and special ears and teeth to look more like the Neville in the book. That must be so strange for him. And I am glad that now he can shine. I really like the Neville in Book 7. But to see the transformation, from Book 1 to Book 7, that was amazing.Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: I'm so glad they let him look more like himself for DH, I've always loved Neville/Matt and can't wait to see him chop off Nagini's head! Go, Neville!Avatar Imagedoughboy6390 says: I agree with you Headmistress LemonFaerie, it's going to be so cool to see Neville finish that creepy snakeAvatar Imagesessionka says: I Love Neville!!!! I hope he gets to kill Nagini in DH!!!Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Matt is so awesome! I can't wait to see him in DH standing up to Voldemort in front of all the Death Eaters and everyone at Hogwarts.... SO EXCITED!!! :DAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: woo go mattAvatar ImageEdwardZonum says: Neville and Harry are both of my favorite charactersAvatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: I love Neville! I told everyone for years that he would cause the turning point in the war and when the 7th book came out I felt totally Vindicated! Go Neville! BTW If they cut out the scene of him destroying Naginni I may throw a temper tantrum in the theatre :PAvatar ImageEvagirl says: Great to hear, that they've made Neville the strong character he is in DH.Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: Oh, I love Neville, and it's good that he's losing the fatsuit and the comedy ears and teeth, he's going to be all growed up! Agree with all the people who can't wait to see him slay Nagini!Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: I can't wait to see Matt shine in DH. He's been in the background pretty much throughout all the films but near the end of DH all eyes will be on him. Avatar ImageDawna says: Glad to see Matt playing Neville with all his potential. He is the other boy from the prophecy, after all!Avatar ImageSlytherins says: Great interview, thank you for sharing. Very interesting to learn how Neville has changed throughout the course of the series, he definitely turned into a hero when it was needed. Can't wait to see him in action leading the Hogwarts resistance against the Carrows, and then defeat Nagini with the sword of Gryffindor. These are bound to be highlights of the two-parter.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: That is way cool! Neville would definitely make his parents proud!Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: I like the way that Matt Lewis says 'I look a lot more like him' rather than 'he looks a lot more like me'. It bodes well for how he thinks of Neville.Avatar Imagebeewell says: That is great for the Neville character. Matt Lewis plays him wonderfully. His part in the DH films are going to be fantastic! Glad he is the one that gets to finish off Nagini!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: I have always loved the character of Neville Longbottom, Matthew Lewis plays this part very well, and I am so happy that Neville, has decided to take a stand, and show his braveness and abilities!!!!Avatar ImageForever Weasleys says: Sooooooooooooooo excited! I love Neville he is so adorable, and I'm happy for Matthew Lewis for being able to show everyone his nice figure...Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I love the way Matt talks about Neville, and I'm so excited to see Neville come into his own in DH. Matt Lewis has always been one of my favorite actors from the series. He is the perfect Neville. (Wish they hadn't cut his parents out of the films, but I guess we can't have everything, eh?) Ooh! I hope they do a lot with the prophesy in the DH films!!!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Neville's character really does develop throughout the books & I think Matt did a great job with him - can't wait to see the last two movies!Avatar ImageCristalShandaLear says: Who knew Neville ends up being this hot? Wow.Avatar ImageLonewolf_ says: I can't wait to see Matt shine and take place in DH :)^___^Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: Gosh, I love Neville! I like the underdog's transformation 8->Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: This makes me happy, I'm glad he's going to be like he is in the book.Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Can't wait for the cutting off of Naginis head scene:DAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: He is by far my fav. actorAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: He will be absolutely AMAZING in DH!Avatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: I never knew Matt had to wear a fat suit and ears. That is some brilliant makeup right there.Avatar ImageXyra44 says: I've always loved the characterof Neville and Matt has brought him to life so well over the years. I'm really looking forward to seeing him in Deathly Hallows and so hoping the writers stick to the book in his case and don't take anything away from him - that would be a tragedy.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I can't wait to see Matt playing Neville in DH! Matt is a marvelous actor and deserves more screen time. :DAvatar ImageLeper says: *sigh* Matt, you are lovely.Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: I'm not surprised at all that Neville had to undergo some physical changes and it would be counter-productive to have same timid chubby kid from the first movie chopping off a snake's head in the third. PS is it me or is Matt a cutie? Love the black and white pic on top.Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: I'm not surprised at all that Neville had to undergo some physical changes and it would be counter-productive to have same timid chubby kid from the first movie chopping off a snake's head in the third. PS is it me or is Matt a cutie? Love the black and white pic on top.Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: I'm not surprised at all that Neville had to undergo some physical changes and it would be counter-productive to have same timid chubby kid from the first movie chopping off a snake's head in the third. PS is it me or is Matt a cutie? Love the black and white pic on top.Avatar ImageEeyore says: Matt's description of the changes in Neville is exactly the reason Neville is one of my favorite characters. I love the way JKR starts him out as bumbling, someone who is easily dismissed by other students and even the teachers and turns him into a young man who is confident and a leader, with all the right motives.Avatar Imagehanname says: Neville rocks!Avatar Imagehrslvr529 says: Go Neville!!!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Can't wait to see Matt in these last two movies finally! not just be a background actor. Avatar Imagehewy says: Matt does fit the description of "you've come a long way baby!" Is it just me or does he get better looking by the year? Go Matt!!!!!

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