All things considered with the lively contests that went down during our heated Harry Potter World Cup, it’s been bloody good fun. Particularly the most unexpected victories and defeats of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters. Neville Longbottom is a great example and although his fans put up a great fight, Longbottom eventually fell to the titular boy wizard.
Throughout the tourney the man behind the humble and courageous Griffindor, actor Matthew Lewis, has been gracious enough to indulge us here at MTV News and do a little campaigning for his character, followed by some insightful Potter World Cup bracket analysis. Now today, thanks to another chat with Lewis during the “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” press day, we had him weigh in on Longbottom’s tournament run and being ousted by Harry himself.
“If we had to go, [losing to] Potter, I can understand that and accept that,” Lewis said humbly, adding that he was just honored to be a part of things and especially grateful to his fans for their support.
“It’s very nice. Again I don’t see it as me, it’s the character that Jo [Rowling] created and he’s such an amazing character. I see why people can relate to him and why people love him,” Lewis explained. “I feel honored to have been able to show it onscreen. I don’t know if I’ve done any good, again, that’s up to everyone at home to decide, I just feel proud to have been given the opportunity.”
So who does Lewis think will take home the World Cup trophy?
“I’m going to have to say it will be … Snape,” he said. “Snape, if people watch this last film, they might think of him differently.”