Harry Potter Actor Matthew Lewis On A Wonderful Memory With Alan Rickman aka Professor Snape

Time flies really fast as we cannot believe it has been two decades since we saw the first Harry Potter movie. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have made a permanent place in people’s hearts and minds as Harry, Hermoine and Ron. Along with them, other characters are fan favourites—Alan Rickman’s Professor Snape and Matthew Lewis’ Neville Longbottom.

Professor Severus Snape had the most shocking and heartwarming character twist. Until the sixth film, writers showed us that he dislikes Harry Potter, whereas he was always discreetly protecting him. Late actor Alan Rickman played the part with utmost honesty, and fans loved him on and off-screen.

In the movies, Professor Snape was shown extremely strict and unfriendly, but in real life, Alan Rickman was a sweetheart. A lot of his Harry Potter co-stars have often shared praises for him. Actor Matthew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom, shared a wonderful memory with the late actor when he was all set to complete the principal photography on the film’s last instalment.

On Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, Mattew Lewis shared, “I went to his trailer. And I just said to him, ‘Hey, I know it’s your last day, and I just wanted to say this has been incredible, to have worked with you for this long. I know that we’ve not really spoken very much, but I just wanted to say it was because I terrified, but you were incredible.”

The Harry Potter actor added, “Thank you for allowing me to work with you for 10 years and not ever shout at me or treating any of us as anything less than your equal.’ And he was like, ‘Come on in.’ And he put the kettle on, and we had a cup of tea, and we chatted about what I was going to do in my career moving forward and what he recommended I do.”

Well, that’s quite a heartwarming story!

Harry Potter author JK Rowling was also fond of Alan Rickman. The author had only told Alan about Professor Severus Snape’s real side even before the sixth part was out. After knowing the reality of Snape, Alan had agreed to play the character. When Rickman passed away in 2016, all the Potter fandom and his fans worldwide were heartbroken. The actor had a lovely bond with almost his co-stars.

In one of her tweets years ago, JK Rowling had apologised for killing Snape. She tweeted, “You can’t make him a saint: he was vindictive & bullying. You can’t make him a devil: he died to save the wizarding world.”

Talking about Matthew Lewis, after Harry Potter, the actor has been a part of several interesting films like Me Before You, Terminal and Baby Done. He has also done TV series like Death in Paradise, The Syndicate, Happy Valley, Impractical Jokers, All Creatures Great and Small and many more.

Which is your favourite Harry Potter movie and character? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Pooja Darade
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