Like everyone else who was a kid while the “Harry Potter” movies were made, actor Matthew Lewis — who played Neville Longbottom in the series — had a crush on Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger.
“I probably had a crush on Emma for a couple of years, until I was 13 or 14 — something like that,” Lewis told Seventeen. “I mean nothing ever came of it, anyway. It never went anywhere.”
Lewis said that pretty much every “Harry Potter” actor had a crush on each other at some point. It was like the hormone-filled halls of high school.
“Effectively for us, it was like being in school. We started tutoring on set and we were on set all the time, so I think that everyone had crushes on everyone else at some point,” Lewis said. “There was always Valentine’s Day — everyone would write secret Valentine’s cards to different people. I think on the second [film] there was like love notes and love letters flying around.”
Lewis is now engaged to Angela Jones, an employee at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Orlando, while Watson recently split with her business manager boyfriend.
Lewis told Seventeen that his relationship with Watson is now friendly and the two laugh about the crush days.
“She knows about that. It’s not something we’ve not talked about or anything,” he said.