In an interview with Fault magazine, surprise sex symbol Matthew Lewis discussed things like his face and, on a more poignant note, the passing of beloved actor Alan Rickman. Lewis was actually on the set of Fantastic Beasts when the news broke about Rickman. He described the "surreal" day to Fault, as well as sharing a bit about Rickman's last day on the Harry Potter set.
I was at Leavesden Studios the other day, visiting the set of Fantastic Beasts and I was with the producer who did all the Harry Potter films. He was taking me around the studio when the news came through. We were both just completely stunned. But also, to be in the studio when that came through, suddenly every room that I went into, every corridor that I walked down on, I suddenly remembered a story or an image of Alan. It got a bit odd. It was quite surreal. But also, powerfully moving as well. It was quite nice to be there. All those happy memories came flooding back and I got quite nostalgic actually. I went back home last night and just watched loads of interviews with him. It’s hard to describe. On his last day, I had a cup of tea with him in his trailer and we just sat and chatted about the future of my career and what I should do. He just offered me advice in where I should go and he said some things to me that filled me with a lot of confidence. And when you hear those sorts of things from someone of his stature, his ability, it means a lot.
From all the stories, there's no doubt that Rickman got along much better with his young co-stars than Snape did with their characters.
On a lighter note, Lewis refused to accept the truth about his sex symbol status during his interview.
"Oh come on, that’s just a lot of make-up and good lighting. I’m not a sex symbol, Jesus, no," he said. "I’m just a weird looking bloke from Leeds who keeps getting jobs on telly for some reason." Not just on the telly—Lewis is currently appearing as Patrick in the adaptation of Jojo Moyes's Me Before You, starring Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke.
He's certainly got the abs for a personal trainer.