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Matthew Lewis Talks About Neville in "Deathly Hallows"

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Posted by: Mel
July 21, 2010, 09:31 PM

In a new interview, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) discusses the physical changes his character goes through in "Deathly Hallows":

"The teeth and the ears were the first to go, and then the fatsuit came shortly after - I look a lot more like him in the new film," he revealed.
"I didn't mind wearing all those things because it was appropriate for the character. He's been a bit more bloody and battered as he's been living underground so we've made him slim out."
The article also goes on to discuss how Lewis feels Neville has changed over the course of the movies:

"Having started when I was 11 years old, Neville was shy and vulnerable, who was pushed around, bullied and was very nervous.
"Over the years, he has more depth and can stand up more for himself. In the seventh one, he's almost a completely changed man. He's a reckless resistance leader who wants to go and fight, and do the right thing. He's become more heroic, he's got heart, courage and loyalty. He's still not perfect, but he comes through where it counts."

You can read more here. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" comes out November 19th, and "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will be out July 15th, 2011.

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41 Comments

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I’ve always loved the characterof Neville and Matt has brought him to life so well over the years. I’m really looking forward to seeing him in Deathly Hallows and so hoping the writers stick to the book in his case and don’t take anything away from him – that would be a tragedy.

Posted by Xyra44 on July 23, 2010, 02:19 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to see Matt playing Neville in DH! Matt is a marvelous actor and deserves more screen time. :D

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 23, 2010, 07:22 PM report to moderator
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sigh Matt, you are lovely.

Posted by Finny on July 23, 2010, 07:42 PM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised at all that Neville had to undergo some physical changes and it would be counter-productive to have same timid chubby kid from the first movie chopping off a snake’s head in the third.
PS is it me or is Matt a cutie? Love the black and white pic on top.

Posted by Anna Weasley on July 24, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised at all that Neville had to undergo some physical changes and it would be counter-productive to have same timid chubby kid from the first movie chopping off a snake’s head in the third.
PS is it me or is Matt a cutie? Love the black and white pic on top.

Posted by Anna Weasley on July 24, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised at all that Neville had to undergo some physical changes and it would be counter-productive to have same timid chubby kid from the first movie chopping off a snake’s head in the third.
PS is it me or is Matt a cutie? Love the black and white pic on top.

Posted by Anna Weasley on July 24, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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436 Points

Matt’s description of the changes in Neville is exactly the reason Neville is one of my favorite characters. I love the way JKR starts him out as bumbling, someone who is easily dismissed by other students and even the teachers and turns him into a young man who is confident and a leader, with all the right motives.

Posted by Eeyore on July 25, 2010, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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Neville rocks!

Posted by hanname on July 25, 2010, 10:19 AM report to moderator
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Go Neville!!!

Posted by hrslvr529 on July 25, 2010, 05:53 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait to see Matt in these last two movies finally! not just be a background actor.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on July 25, 2010, 08:47 PM report to moderator
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Matt does fit the description of “you’ve come a long way baby!” Is it just me or does he get better looking by the year? Go Matt!!!!!

Posted by hewy on August 03, 2010, 11:14 PM report to moderator
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