Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Boston, USA

Harry Potter: The Exhibition was hosted at the Boston Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from October 25, 2009, to February 28, 2010. This was the Exhibition’s second stop.

Press Report - Kat Miller

The Boston Exhibition had a special event featuring Matthew Lewis, who portrays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. This was before Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was filmed.

Staff member Kat Miller was able to attend a roundtable discussion with him, and these are some of the things he said:

The scale of [Part 2] it is enormous. [Neville is] a bloody and battered resistance leader, a battle hardened veteran.

At the time, Lewis was going back to work for Deathly Hallows the next week and would be filming the final battle scenes soon. Lewis also said that after seeing his own dancing shoes in the Exhibition, he recalled a scene that had been cut from filming in Goblet of Fire.

I can’t dance. They told me Neville is a good dancer. My partner was Bonnie, Ginny Weasley, and we learned the waltz. Which wasn’t too difficult. I was okay with the waltz. You follow it back, to the side, back, to the side. That’s easy. I can do that. Then we had to learn a tango. Now you see the other guys, like Dan and Rupert, they were fine because they were told they were supposed to be rubbish. It was supposed to be uncomfortable. Neville, however, was supposed to look like Fred Astaire. And so we did this tango, and we spent months on this tango and I have got two left feet. It was totally embarassing and Bonnie was probably cringing herself, but she was pretty good. And then we never even shot it. We never even did it. We never even got around to filming it. So that reminded me, with the dancing shoes.

You can check out Lewis’s video tour of the Boston Exhibition below:


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