February 1, 2009, 10:40 AM–As announced a couple of weeks ago, our website was given the chance to participate in an on-line chat with Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies). The interview was organised by our affiliate CastleWhiteFang, in honour of their first anniversary (congratulation guys!), and it took part earlier this morning.
Matthew Lewis chatted to us for more than 90 minutes, and words cannot describe what a lovely and funny guy he is! He gave us some amazing first-hand insight into the life on set of the Harry Potter movies, including a lot of funny (and sometimes embarrassing) details! He also talked about hanging out with the rest of the cast when they’re not filming, about his future career plans, and many other things.
I know that you’re all dying to know what I asked Matt and what his answer was, so ta-dah!
Ivana: What is the funniest thing Rupert Grint has ever done on AND off Harry Potter set?
Matthew: Rupert can make me laugh just by looking at me. He can be so hard to do a scene with sometimes because when he starts to laugh, that’s it, you laugh too. It’s fun though! I think on set, it’s probably in the scene when Harry and Seamus have an altercation in the Common Room in Order of the Phoenix. Rupert had a line that was something like “…unless you want a fistful of Weasley….” and it was just impossible. Every time he did it, somebody laughed. Rupert, Dan, Devon, Alfie, me. Somebody laughed and that set everyone else off, I think they had to cut most of that scene in the end!
Off set, the funniest thing that I remember is when we were playing darts in his dressing room. He dropped one of his darts and it got stuck in my foot! It was pretty painful but his face was so funny, and I couldn’t help but laugh. He apologised and I don’t think he did it on purpose….I don’t think. Reading that back, it doesn’t sound that funny, but believe me, we still laugh about it today!
Cool!!! Anyway, as I have mentioned, the rest of the interview will be available soon. Thanks again to Harry Shires, Sarah Schwarz and everyone else at CastleWhiteFang for letting us be a part of this chat!
UPDATE: You can now read the entire interview here!