I think it’s hilarious that most fans at least here on tumblr are suddenly so aware (as in screaming) that Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, actually doesn’t look like Neville Longbottom (which consisted of him having to wear for most of the movies a fat-suit, ears pushed forward and out, and large false teeth) and many are now amazed that he’s “good looking”. This fact is a bit amplified that since the movie series completion and last Thursdays UK and this past weekend’s US final movie premieres, it looks like he has lost a tiny bit more weight since filming and got his teeth fixed completely. Not really that earth shattering a change though. I feel bad the guy had to live in a fat-suit for a chunk of his life actually (though he looked normal in the third and fourth movies, clearly thinning out, but they obviously noticed he wasn’t ugly enough anymore so they slap him into an even bigger fat-suit and unflattering haircut in the fifth film). He’s probably glad he can be himself now.
But really, I just think it’s hilarious that most people didn’t see this coming? I mean come on. Don’t you know that it’s like a rule for most awkward, buck toothed pre-pubescent boys (and girls) at age nine to eleven or older that are heavy, dumpy and are most often mocked, teased, and bullied for looking as such, are often, granted by puberty, exercise, and heavy doses of karma somewhere down the line transformations that are awesome? Look at Nicholas Hoult, he was a chubby kid with a bowl cut rocking out to ‘Shake Your Ass’ in About A Boy, but look at him now, he turned into Skins man whore Tony Stonem, bespeckled friggin Beast in X-Men, he’s everywhere and Tom Ford’s
playtoy brand face to boot.
Why do I bother? Cause I looked like this at like age nine.
Nothing more Neville than that. I WAS Neville. Do you see that gap and overbite. Do you think I didn’t notice the difference in how people treated me compared to when I was six and seven and was much, much thinner? I only got worse from there. I don’t even want to post pictures of what I looked like at thirteen. I’d like to say I’m pretty sure I look much better now.
So yeah…this was coming, why people never noticed the karma in action, well sad for you. I’ll end with Miss Gemma Arterton here…it really doesn’t need an explanation.