For many years Neville Longbottom was the chubby, shy and clumsy character in the Harry Potter series, who was always told by his grandmother that he was not good enough to live up to his parents’ accomplishments. Indeed Neville seemed to be a bystander many times in the series, but he eventually turned out to be an important participant of the war against Voldemort by (among other deeds) destroying the 7th and final Horcrux.
Longbottom’s character was brought to life by Matthew Lewis (born 27th June 1989) who played his part in the wizard world for all 8 Harry Potter movies between 2001 and 2011, basically spending half his life playing the role of the wizard kid..
We could hear a lot about how Lewis changed after the movie and became a handsome young man, but no one prepared us for the shots of the ripped Neville Longbottom on the front cover of the new Attitude magazine.
The title “From Hogwarts to Hottie” was catchy but indeed true phrasing as Lewis went all-out for the occasion, showing off an impressive set of abs.
The magazine contains a 10-page feature on the 25-year-old actor who’s been participating in an intense training regime since the Potter movies ended in 2011.
“I was 21, I was like “yeah,
I’ve never considered myself to be good-looking at all. Just average.” – explains Lewis.
Yet not everyone was swooned over the images, as J.K.Rowling, writer of the Harry Potter books expressed her shock on twitter: “Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God's sake” remarked Rowling, who was obviously taken back by the images, even if Lewis is less shocking than Daniel Radcliffe (a.k.a. Harry Potter) was half-naked in the play Equus.
A somewhat embarrassed Lewis replied on the community website “Well, this is awkward. Sorry, Jo…”, though Rowling took it in a stride responding cheekily „I will always support you whatever you want to do, Matthew. Now go put some clothes on.” #Celebrities #Cinema