11:43 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 07/15/2011 09:00AM
Much like his character in the Harry Potter movies, Matthew Lewis had to go through an awkward period before becoming a handsome hero.
"In the early days, Neville [Longbottom] and I were not very dissimilar – I was a short, chubby, shy kid, just like he was," Lewis, 22, told PEOPLE about his screen alter ego at a Manhattan press junket for Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows: Part 2.
"As he evolved and matured, so did I," adds the actor – although he admits that he's still got a ways to go with the ladies.
Originally posted 07/14/2011 03:35PM
Harry Potter's handsome villain, Tom Felton, may play married-with-children in Deathly Hallows Part II but says real kids aren't coming anytime soon.
Felton's real-life girlfriend, Jade Gordon, makes a cameo appearance in the final installment of the Potter films, out July 15, as his onscreen wife.
"It was a lot of fun to play onscreen hubby and wife for a bit and have a kid for three days," Felton told reporters recently. "Three days is a good amount of time, for anyone wondering."
Originally posted 07/12/2011 11:35AM
Saying goodbye is never easy – especially for Muggles.
As hundreds of fans cheered them on, the Harry Potter trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint walked the red carpet together for what may be the last time ever at the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 Monday night in New York City.
"It's been the most amazing roller coaster ride," Watson, 21, donning a curve-hugging Bottega Veneta gown, told reporters. Admitting she was feeling "emotional," Watson wore some precautionary waterproof mascara. (At last week's London world premiere, she cried. Her eyes stayed dry on Monday.)
For Radcliffe, also 21, growing up on the Potter movie set "was the most fantastic thing. There are no places more fun for a 12-year-old kid to be than a film set. It's like the ultimate playground. … It's been an exciting, bizarre, wonderful 10 years."
Originally posted 07/07/2011 06:00AM
Originally posted 06/28/2011 07:35PM
"For the first two movies, I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush. He totally knows. We talked about it. We still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that's cool."
Looks like Draco Malfoy cast a love spell on Hermione Granger! Emma Watson, 21, tells Seventeen magazine about her not-so-secret Harry Potter crush in its August issue. The final installment of the beloved franchise hits theaters July 15, wrapping up a 10-year run.
– Alison Schwartz
Originally posted 04/28/2011 08:15AM
Originally posted 04/18/2011 01:45PM
The Harry Potter franchise will go out with a bang, not a whimper, judging by the first photos of scenes from the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The swirling drama is palpable in newly released pics of Harry, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley (played by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint), as well as the evil Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!