News | Entertainment
24 Jul 2024 20:04
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Matthew Lewis "wouldn't turn his nose up" at appearing in the 'Harry Potter' TV series

    The 34-year-old actor shot to fame after playing Neville Longbottom in the wizarding movie series and though he is "not in any rush to go back to the world" for Max's planned reboot, he'd still give the project fair consideration if he was asked to return

    He told People magazine: "It's not something I'm looking at or want to do but would not turn my nose up at.

    "I'd be very interested to see if it was Neville as an adult - a whole different vibe. That could be interesting. I would certainly look at that and consider it."

    Matthew explained he loves his job because it constantly changes and he never has to "stick with one thing".

    He said: "I've been a nurse, I've been a police officer, I've been a soldier, I've been a wizard, I've been all these different things.

    "I never know what's up next, and I love that."

    In February, Matthew and Jason Isaacs - who played Lucius Malfoy - were asked who they would like to portray, away from their original characters, in the TV series.

    Jason chose Dobby the house elf "because you don't have to go to make-up", while Matthew insisted there wasn't anyone else he would "want to even attempt to play."

    However, after much encouragement from his friend, he eventually admitted Remus Lupin - who was played by David Thewlis in the movies - had been one of his favourite characters in J.K. Rowling's novels.

    He said: "If I was to have a go, that would be one that I'd do."

    Meanwhile, Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry himself, has ruled out appearing in the series.

    He told "My understanding is that they're trying to very much start fresh and I'm sure whoever is making them will want to make their own mark on it and probably not want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to cameo in this somewhere."

    Some fans have been hoping Daniel might make a little appearance alongside Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), but he doesn't think it's on the cards.

    However, the 'Miracle Workers' star insisted he wishes the team "all the luck in the world" with bringing the 'Harry Potter' books to life for a new audience.

    He added: "So I'm definitely not seeking it out in any way.

    "But I do wish them, obviously, all the luck in the world and I'm very excited to have that torch passed. But I don't think it needs me to physically pass it."

    The new series was announced by Max - formerly known as HBO Max - in April last year, with each season of the show focusing on one of the seven books.

    They are expected to air over a decade as the actors grow old with the characters, while author JK Rowling will serve as an ex ecutive producer alongside Neil Blair and Ruth Kenley-Letts.

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     24 Jul: Paloma Faith says people mistook her as "stupid" when she just lacks "pretension"
     24 Jul: Victoria Beckham wants to send Catherine, Princess of Wales a "pamper package"
     24 Jul: Madonna's son David Banda has been "forced to scavenge for food" since moving out
     24 Jul: Lucy Hale only "forgives" her ex-boyfriends when she needs to
     24 Jul: Shannen Doherty was "grateful for the time she had" before her death
     24 Jul: Mama June Shannon doesn't think her late daughter is "at peace" yet
     24 Jul: Billy Ray Cyrus performed at the funeral of a man shot and killed at the Donald Trump rally
     Top Stories

    Finding the balance between staying sharp and staying fresh has been the biggest focus for the Auckland Tuatara ahead of tonight's second semifinal in the National Basketball League More...

    An Auckland businessman's due in court today - accused of importing 133 vehicles with falsified documents More...

     Today's News

    Paloma Faith says people mistook her as "stupid" when she just lacks "pretension" 19:44

    Victoria Beckham wants to send Catherine, Princess of Wales a "pamper package" 19:14

    An Auckland businessman's due in court today - accused of importing 133 vehicles with falsified documents 18:57

    Madonna's son David Banda has been "forced to scavenge for food" since moving out 18:44

    Accident and Emergency:
    Emergency services are responding to a collision between a motorcycle and car in Palmerston North 18:37

    Lucy Hale only "forgives" her ex-boyfriends when she needs to 18:14

    Health & Safety:
    Increased demand and staff illness has forced St John to ask some patients in Auckland and Waikato to get themselves to hospital 18:08

    Why students are risking their lives to take on the Bangladeshi government 18:08

    TikTok users are now using grassroots fundraising to help people in Gaza 18:08

    Beyond Dry July: Tips for keeping or building good habits around alcohol 18:08

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd