Matt Lewis discusses addition to “Deathly Hallows – Part 2” not seen in book

The actor who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films was interviewed for Empire Magazine’s Potter special issue, and parts of the interview have been released online.

In the part below Lewis talks about small additions to the film (not in the book) involving his character:

Q: “What sort of thing has been added?”

A: “Just stuff where you see what the students are getting up to while they’re in this war. The book’s focused very heavily on Harry Potter. But the film keeps coming back to the students and the teachers and what’s going on. And the whole war is very real. It is really life and death. I won’t give too much away, but the whole thing for me was just so much fun because there was so much in. There was a bit of light humour at the beginning; a bit of, sort of, French Resistance stuff. But then the war kicks off and there’s action to do and there’s a lot of drama as well because there are people dying around us, and Neville’s in charge of these people who are dying. I just got to do so much different stuff. It was great.”

Continue reading over on Empire!