Emma Watson: Matthew Lewis Gets Love From ‘Harry Potter’ Co-Star, Isn’t Neville Longbottom Anymore

Emma Watson and Matthew Lewis grew up together while filming the Harry Potter movies, and while they are both working on different projects right now, it is clear that they are still friends. According to Mail Online, Watson, who has been cast in Disney’s live action film Beauty And The Beast, sent out a tweet plugging Lewis’ new series, Bluestone 42. The picture that Watson shared of her pal had the internet in a complete frenzy because Lewis? Looks nothing like Neville Longbottom anymore. According to Star Pulse, over 7,000 fans retweeted Watson’s message.

It’s nice that Emma Watson supports Matthew Lewis, and it looks like thousands of fans do, too. Of course, most were sharing the photo because they couldn’t believe just how hot Lewis, 25, is — so different from his “goofy” character on Harry Potter. Plenty of fans started to see a transformation by the seventh and eighth films, but it’s safe to say that Lewis grew into his looks.

For those who are interested in checking out Lewis’ new show, it airs on BBC on Monday nights.

Bluestone 42 is a comedy series that follows a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan. Now in its third series, Matthew, has joined the cast as Corporal Gordon House, AKA Tower Block, a butcher’s son from Armley very proud of his Yorkshire heritage,” reports Mail Online.

Emma Watson, Matthew Lewis, and other Harry Potter cast members have found themselves in the news quite a bit over the years. Naturally, the content of the headlines has changed. Now, many people are more concerned with the dating lives of the actors.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, rumors that Emma was dating Prince Harry surfaced about a month ago. Sources say that Harry has had a crush on the brunette beauty for years, and that they have been going on these not-so-secret “group dates,” trying to get to know each other.

“Harry didn’t want her to feel like she was put on the spot. A party also shows he’s fun and not stuffy. He’s smitten – and it’s more than Emma’s looks,” said a source at the time.

And now, since Emma Watson tweeted the Matthew Lewis picture, you can expect those romance rumors to explode.

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