Review: Matthew Lewis at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Fall 2019

Matthew Lewis, known for his portrayal of Neville Longbottom, was one of many celebrity guests at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Fall 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his spotlight panel and Q&A, he spilled a few secrets and showed us some of that Neville humility, and we can’t help but share with our MuggleNet followers.

 

 

He was asked about his favorite deleted scene.

Matthew quickly answered that he hopes that they will someday release the Peeves the Poltergeist scenes starring Rik Mayall. He talked about how difficult it was for them to film because all of the kids couldn’t keep a straight face. Fingers crossed that we all do get the chance to see these someday (soon)!

 

 

He was as humble as the character he portrayed.

Matthew made multiple comments about how shocked he was that the Grand Ballroom was so full for his panel. When a fan asked him about the “Longbottoming,” he quickly pointed out that he wore a fat suit and false teeth for a majority of the movies, but regardless, he doesn’t really get why he woke up one day with news stories about his glow-up.

 

 

He just finished filming a movie produced by Taika Waititi.

If you’re a sucker for romantic comedies, Baby Done is set to come out in 2020. If you love Neville Longbottom as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to see Matthew Lewis in this role. Plus, anything Taika Waititi touches is phenomenal.

 

 

 

He’s a Hufflepuff.

That’s right – Matt took the Pottermore sorting quiz, and he isn’t a Gryffindor! I can’t say that I’m surprised – it’s no secret that Neville could’ve definitely been a Hufflepuff, and with so many similarities to his character, it makes sense for Matt to be one too.

 

 

He really admired the people he worked with on Harry Potter.

Not only did Matthew Lewis have the chance to work with many unbelievably talented adults, but he also admits his admiration for his peers that he worked with. He talked a lot about Dan’s work ethic, the chance that they had to be regular children during filming, and how grounded they all grew up to be. He said “it was like school,” and I wouldn’t expect anything less on-set at Hogwarts.

 

 

 

Check out more of our live-tweets of Matt’s panel here.

McKay S.

I’m a cat-loving Ravenclaw who recently rediscovered her love of reading. A Texan transplant to Utah, I have been obsessed with “Harry Potter” I was six years old and there’s no slowing down! I love to write, and writing for MuggleNet is especially a joy.