“I saw Emma Watson the other day and we were chatting about Potter,” Lewis said, “and I realised as much as I miss certain aspects of it, since I finished it I’ve just had such an amazing time.
“Potter was an amazing and a unique experience that I was privileged to have been a part of, but I’ve never been as involved with or as proud of a project as I have with Bluestone 42 – I’ve had so much fun being a part of it, so much more than I’ve ever had before as an actor, definitely.”
Not to mention the fact that leaving the Harry Potter films means he’s free to enjoy the upcoming Potterworld movie spin-offs without blushing…
“One of the things that ruined all the films for me was that I had to watch myself in them – it was a nightmare,” Lewis said. “But I can go to watch the new films without any kind of fear of my own performance.”
The upcoming movie trilogy will begin with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the companion book to the Harry Potter novels, and Lewis is convinced the talent involved will make the films a success (even without Neville).
“I was up in Edinburgh chatting about it with [Harry Potter creator] Jo Rowling, and [director] David Yates was there too.”
“Just knowing that those two are back together again, Jo and David Yates, with [producer] David Heyman – that magical team are together, making these films – it cannot fail to be a success. I can’t wait to see it – and not be a part of it!”