Apart from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, Matthew Lewis was perhaps one of the most important young actors in the Harry Potter franchise. After the film series has finished, the former Neville Longbottom has been taking a route into independent film, and his new film 'Wasteland' is currently in limited release.
In a new interview, Lewis opens up about transitioning from Harry Potter and what the fan base of Harry Potter means to him. When he's told that 'Longbottom' has become a verb coined by HP fans, which means to grow into an attractive adult[hinting at Lewis' own transformation from being 'ugly' to good-looking], he seems very flattered.
He explains, "That makes me very proud. That’s not something I ever expected. We’ve entered the vernacular! It’s very humbling. The fan base of Harry Potter is so fantastic; even now, a few years since the final one coming out, they’re still going strong. They’re really a great bunch of fans. You think once the film is finished people will disappear, but they’re keeping it going."
Lewis was also seen in the TV show 'The Syndicate', which ran several episodes in 2012. 'Wasteland' has already been well received by critics, so this could be his first step into a larger film career, something his other cast mates on Harry Potter are struggling to [not counting the big three]. Do you guys think Matthew Lewis will make it big? Let us know in the comments.