Matt Lewis talks HBP with the LA Times

The Los Angeles Times has a new interview with Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In it, he discusses how the films have gotten progressively darker among other things:

JP: You're filming or about to film 'Deathly Hallows,' and Stuart Craig said the films have always been dark, but how do you feel about the films' increasing darkness?

ML: There has been an element of darkness all the way through. You have this evil element in Voldemort, a sort of ultimate evil all the way through. But the previous films have always had a sort of happy ending and they all develop friendship and love, and it started to get — towards 5 and now 6 — where the happy endings were not so easy. And especially here in the “Half-Blood Prince,” it's not a 'nice' story. It's very dramatic, very dark, and it's really got this sense of foreboding throughout the film that just keeps getting worse because Voldemort's getting away with it every year. Harry's not saving the day anymore. In that respect, it's definitely getting darker.