Earlier this year, the Internet went a little nuts (as it does) when they discovered that Matthew Lewis, who played awkward Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies, was looking pretty hot in the BBC series Bluestone 42. Now the 25-year-old actor has decided to show off his form in Attitude (no “Longbottom” jokes, please). In the interview, he talks about playing a triathlete and personal trainer, which required being ripped;
“I spoke to the director and I said it’d be nice to get into the mindset of someone like that, because he’s not drinking alcohol, he’s just eating salads all the time, and I was very interested to know where you go to in your mind to have that level of commitment. So I sort of gave up alcohol – I say sort of, I have given up alcohol [Laughs].” He adds that he’s also off sugar and has given up carbs, but he misses it all. “I can’t wait for a pint of lager, I tell you that! The pizza and beer will definitely be making a comeback over the summer.”
But perhaps the most difficult part for this hairy guy may be the intense personal grooming routine that he has to look forward to.
Apparently triathletes shave their legs for added aerodynamics, to buy you that extra couple of milliseconds. And my character, that is what he would do, so I think I’ll be losing the leg hair! I haven’t waxed before… I haven’t done it yet but we’ll see!”
Apparently, Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, was a little shocked by Lewis’s overexposure and they had this exchange on Twitter:
And yes, Jason Isaacs, aka Lucius Malfoy in the Potter films made the “Longbottom” joke…