Matthew Lewis Talks to Plush Magazine About Harry Potter and Living in Leeds

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Aug 06, 2011

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Actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) recently spoke with Plush Magazine, a free publication distributed near his hometown in Leeds.

In the interview, Lewis talks about staying in Leeds instead of moving to London like most actors, and what the end of Harry Potter means to him. Lewis also mentions being starstruck by actor Rik Mayall who was originally cast to play Peeves in “Sorcerer’s Stone” before the part was cut from the films.

A scan of his interview in Plush can be seen at this link.

“There’s just something about [Leeds], whether it’s my group of friends, I don’t know really, but I just don’t really want to move away, and I don’t have a reason to anyway. I just don’t want to. Leeds is where I want to be.”

“…it’s obviously a sad time coming to the end of something that’s so much fun, and all the people, the cast, the crew, just such great fun to be around, but at the same time I was always looking forward to coming back to Leeds, to my friends here, and then the next chapter really….I’m ready for that next step. You look at it like an autobiography, and this is the next page and it’s not been written and it’s exciting. For the first time in 10 years I don’t know what I’m doing next, and that’s pretty cool.”

Thank you, Sandra, for sending this in!





31 Responses to Matthew Lewis Talks to Plush Magazine About Harry Potter and Living in Leeds

Avatar ImageStarlysh says: I had no idea they were going to do Peeves! So disappointed he wasn't in the movies. Great pic of Matt though! Avatar ImageHogwartsHP says: Great interview, thanks !§!Avatar ImageXyra44 says: This is very cool! I've always loved Matthew Lewis as Neville - he's grown to be one of the hottest members of the cast. Fabulous picture.Avatar ImageAmberMV says: very coolAvatar ImageTheLostPotter says: Yeah, Peeves was cut because they found him hard to fit the movies tone.Avatar ImageHarry-Potter.fan says: Aww! Peeves was one of my favourite characters! haha :DAvatar ImageAnna Weasley says: now that you mention it i can't remeber Peeves being in the first movie...but i must the agree the pic of Matthew Lewis is really good:)Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Love you Matthew.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Love you Matthew.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Love you Matthew.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Love you Matthew.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Sorry about multiple posts above.Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: I think it's lovely how he feels about his hometown and the people he cares about at home. It's wonderful that he cares more about staying close to home and figuring out what he wants to do now that the movies are over than he does about going to the big city and being a famous person. Matt is just someone I would love to hang out with of an evening. Just a regular bloke. I love that about him.Avatar ImageTheLostPotter says: Press the submit button once in future.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: So nice to hear something from Matt. And may say, that is one smoking picture! ;)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Matthew Lewis is always so adorable (: And I sort of wish Peeves was there, but it's alright -smiles weakly-Avatar ImageHUGEHARRYPOTTERFAN12 says: Neville / Matt are awesome!Avatar ImageDespina says: OMG! Rik Mayall is LORD FLASHEART from Blackadder!! WOOF WOOF!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Great interviewAvatar Imageizziewitch says: Guess I'm the only one here who couldn't actually read the interview! Too blurry when I upped the zoom level. Wish I could.... oh well.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Good for you Matt... Like the Grey Gale said... "There's no place like home"...Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Hey Girlraven, don't ya just love it when someone moves into a neighborhood & starts giving directions to the locals? loool...Avatar ImageHermione_Rules says: I'm glad to hear that Matthew wants to stay in where he wants to be (In Leeds). Instead of following other actors by moving to London. It's a good thing to do what you want to do instead of following what others do.Avatar Imageglow_freak says: I love Matthew! That's an awesome pic of him!Avatar Imagesiena says: Leeds is a great place to be - I used to live there myself and found it quite hard to move. It has everything really - it is delightfully quirky (well it is in Yorkshire, after all :) it is a vibrant city - and you've got the most breathtaking nature on your doorstep ... the Dales are so beautiful. I miss that landscape so much.Avatar Imagemencia says: I love that all the HP actors seem so grounded and humble, they were part of the biggest franchise of all time but they are all just good people :)Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i wish they woulnt of taken out the scene with peeves it would of been so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: He is awesome!

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