Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis looks worlds away from his days playing nerdy Neville Longbottom during a rare Australian television interview
He famously played gawky young wizard Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series, before sending fans wild with his hunky transformation years later.
And Matthew Lewis, 31, proved he’s still looking as handsome as ever after surfacing on Australian television for an interview with Nine’s Today Extra on Wednesday.
The British actor looked worlds away from his days playing buck-toothed Neville as he chatted to hosts David Campbell and Sylvia Jeffreys via video link.
What a glow-up! Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, 31, was interviewed on Nine’s Today Extra on Wednesday (right) – years after playing nerdy Neville Longbottom (left) in the hit films
During the interview, Matthew discussed what it was like to grow up playing Neville, and how he was forced to wear false teeth and a fat suit to make himself appear uglier in the later Harry Potter films.
‘I didn’t wear anything [prosthetic] in the first couple of films. And then I think I came back from, like a growth spurt in film three and [the producers] said, “Okay, we’ll have to do something about this.”‘
‘And that’s when they came up with the idea of the false teeth and bits of plastic to stick my ears out and a fat suit I had to wear for several years,’ he added.
Heartthrob: The British actor looked worlds away from his days playing buck-toothed Neville as he chatted to hosts David Campbell (left) and Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) via video link
Matthew also revealed he was still close friends with his former castmates, after the last Harry Potter film was released nine years ago.
While there has been no official word about a cast reunion, Matthew said that he and his co-stars would be very interested in participating.
‘I’m almost certain that if the question was posed to anyone, we’d be very, very interested in the idea,’ he said.
From not to hot! Matthew has sent fans wild with his transformation over the years, as he grew out of his gawky appearance in the earlier Harry Potter films
Still pals: Matthew has maintained a close friendship with his fellow cast-mates since the final Harry Potter film’s release in 2011. Memories: Pictured in January 2020 from L-R: Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis
Matthew is currently on the promotions trail for his new flick Baby, Done, which was filmed in New Zealand.
The Taika Waititi-produced comedy stars comedian Rose Matafeo, whose character Zoe accidentally falls pregnant to her boyfriend Tom (Matthew Lewis).
Zoe embarks upon a desperate mission to complete her bucket list before she gives birth, as Tom begins to worry wither she’s lost her mind.
New project: Matthew is currently on the promotions trail for his new flick Baby, Done, which was filmed in New Zealand. Pictured: Rose Matafeo and Mattjew in Baby, Done