Video: Matthew Lewis talks filming in home town, “Wasteland” and more
Matthew Lewis – who portrayed Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series was on the Red Carpet for his Wasteland film premiere, where he spoke to FlicksandtheCity about his current and future roles as well as some bits on playing Neville.
How do you feel about moving on to different things from Harry Potter, do you feel that you finally laid Neville to rest?
I don’t know. I mean I am very fortunate with the character that I got to play for so long. It’s a privilege to get to be seen for things and get scripts that I never would have gotten otherwise. But at the same time, it was a conscious thing that I have to try my best to play different roles, but every role I feel like I’ve done since finishing ‘Potter’ has been so different from Neville, so hopefully it’s not an issue anymore. I mean at the moment I’m playing a lot of thick Northerners, hopefully we can play an intelligent Northerner at some point, but I don’t know, we will see.
As for what’s coming up next for the actor Matt stated, “Well I’m at the West End until the end of the year until December 15, and that’s taking up a lot of my concentration. But maybe in the New Year we’ll move onto something else.”
Thanks to Matthew-Lewis.com for the tip!