Matthew Lewis Thinks He’s Average, But The Star Is Smoking Hot

First Harry Potter gets nude (as Alan Strang in Equus), now Neville Longbottom shows off in his sexy underwear. Alright, it’s Daniel Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis who are taking their clothes off, not the characters they played, but for Harry Potter fans, it can still be a shock. Matthew posed for Attitude‘s June swimwear and underwear issue, suitably dressed in, well, underwear and a lot of bare skin. It’s all part of Lewis’ new role as a heartthrob and romantic lead.

Matthew Lewis is 25, and the last Harry Potter film hit theatres four years ago when he was 21. Lewis didn’t expect the change to his sexy new identity, but he’s rocking it! With his starring role in the upcoming romantic drama Me Before You, Matthew has left the hapless, innocent Neville behind. Lewis spoke with Attitude about the transformation.

“I was excited I guess to go on the red carpet on the release of the last film and be me, and not to have to have the fat suit under my t-shirt. It was quite an exciting buzz.”

Yes, Matthew Lewis without the fat suit sure does create a buzz. Lewis, who plays a personal trainer in the new film, has been working out intensively in preparation. The smouldering results are creating even more of a buzz.

“And then obviously a lot of attention focused on it, which I didn’t expect at all. I’ve never considered myself to be good-looking at all. Just average.”

Matthew is right, there is a lot of attention. When hapless grows into hottie, people do look twice, and not too many are thinking “just average” when they look at Matthew Lewis.

Most of the people looking at Matthew aren’t thinking of Neville either, but Lewis probably should have warned Neville’s creator J.K. Rowling before the racy shots hit the media. She wasn’t expecting to have a whole other view of Neville on her desktop with morning coffee. She noticed a picture of Matthew in a tweet promoting the magazine spread, and wanted to see what her “Neville” was up to. It was a cropped shot from the spread, and Rowling had no idea what she was getting into. She clicked, and she saw what Matthew was up to!

Let’s hope that the next Harry Potter alum who goes nude in public will let J.K. Rowling know in advance!

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