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Matthew Lewis Had a Crush on Emma Watson While Filming 'Harry Potter'

Matthew Lewis Had a Crush on Emma Watson While Filming 'Harry Potter'

Matthew Lewis says a lot of behind-the-scenes crushing happened while he and his co-stars were filming the Harry Potter movies!

The actor, who portrayed Neville Longbottom in the films, admits that he personally had a longtime 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,” he told Seventeen. “I mean nothing ever came of it, anyway. It never went anywhere.”

He says it’s not awkward, though, and they totally laugh about it now.

“She knows about that,” Matthew added. “It’s not something we’ve not talked about or anything.”

“Effectively for us, it was like being in school,” he explained. “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.”

“There was always Valentine’s Day – everyone would write secret Valentine’s cards to different people,” Matthew shared. “I think on the second [film] there was like love notes and love letters flying around… It was just exactly what you would imagine you would get in any high school, just we happen to be in a film studio.”

You guys, Neville and Hermione!

Take a trip down memory lane below…

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Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis Made One Of His Co-stars Disappear

Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis Made One Of His Co-stars Disappear

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'Harry Potter' Exhibit Coming To New York in October

'Harry Potter' Exhibit Coming To New York in October

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is finally coming to the US!

EW reports that the exhibition will debut later this year in October at the New York Historical Society.

A History of Magic takes viewers through both the history of the franchise with drafts and early sketches by author J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay as well as the real-life history of folklore and magic that influenced the creation of the novels and films.

The exhibit will run from October 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019. Tickets will go on sale for New York Historical members starting February 14, and to the general public in April.

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'Harry Potter' Came Up With the Hogwarts Houses In The Most Interesting Place

'Harry Potter' Came Up With the Hogwarts Houses In The Most Interesting Place

JK Rowling has revealed more about coming up with the idea for Harry Potter, and just where she came up with the Hogwarts Houses.

Opening up on Twitter about writing habits with fellow author Ruth Ware, both authors revealed that there’s no one way to write right and in the process, JK dished on where the Hogwarts houses were born.

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“The best thing I ever wrote on was an aeroplane sick bag,” she wrote. “Came up with the Hogwarts houses on it.”

The Hogwarts Houses are a huge part of the series, with the young Harry getting sorted into Gryffindor and almost instantly having a rivalry with anyone in Slytherin House.

Although, we still think finding out there were two Harry Potters was a bigger deal.

Rupert Grint Can't Enjoy Watching 'Harry Potter' As a Fan Anymore

Rupert Grint Can't Enjoy Watching 'Harry Potter' As a Fan Anymore

Say it isn’t so!!!

Rupert Grint has admitted that he can’t enjoy Harry Potter anymore.

“I think being in things ruins them for me,” the 29-year-old actor told Radio Times. “I can’t enjoy Harry Potter any more, not as a fan – it’s just not the same!”

As for gaining immense fame and a legion of fans, Rupert said that he doesn’t mind it.

“It’s definitely manageable,” he says. “I end up having to take a selfie [for a fan] most days, but I’ve never really minded if it makes people happy – though I hate it when people take pictures without asking. It was really exciting when I was about 11 or 12, but it got harder in my teenage years. Sometimes you just want to be invisible.”

Harry Potter Weekends Will End on Freeform & Move to HBO

Harry Potter Weekends Will End on Freeform & Move to HBO

Harry Potter weekends have become a staple on Freeform for years and JJJ finds itself looking forward to the next — however, it’s all ending.

Starting in the new year, the films will stop airing like that on the network because of a new deal with NBCUniversal and HBO, which will bring the films there, beginning on January 1st, Collider reports.

With the new deal, HBO will celebrate by airing Sorcerer’s Stone on New Year’s Day, starting at 9AM ET/PT and end it with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the early hours of January 2nd.

The whole marathon starts again the next day on January 2nd at 8PM ET/PT, airing one Potter film a night through January 10th.

No word on what Freeform will replace their famed Harry Potter Weekends with on the network, if anything.

'Harry Potter' is Coming to HBO Streaming & We Couldn't Be Happier

'Harry Potter' is Coming to HBO Streaming & We Couldn't Be Happier

J.K. Rowling's Original 'Harry Potter' Pitch Unveiled - Read It Here!

J.K. Rowling's Original 'Harry Potter' Pitch Unveiled - Read It Here!

We’ve all heard the story about author JK Rowling‘s pitch for Harry Potter being rejected not just once, or twice, but 12 times before Bloomsbury said yes — and now, the original pitch has been revealed!

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone”, the original pitch has gone on display at the new Harry Potter: A History Of Magic exhibition at London’s British Library and we’re definitely still scratching our heads about how 11 other publishers said no to it — because it’s just as magical as you’d expect!

Check out the first page of the pitch below:

Harry Potter lives with his aunt, uncle and cousin because his parents died in a car-crash — or so he has been told. The Dursleys don’t like Harry asking questions; in fact, they don’t seem to like anything about him, especially the very odd things that keep happening around him (which Harry himself can’t explain).

The Dursleys’ greatest fear is that Harry will discover the truth about himself, so when letters start arriving for him near his eleventh birthday, he isn’t allowed to read them. However, the Dursleys aren’t dealing with an ordinary postman, and at midnight on Harry’s birthday the gigantic Rubeus Hagrid breaks down the door to make sure Harry gets to read his post at last. Ignoring the horrified Dursleys, Hagrid informs Harry that he is a wizard, and the letter he gives Harry explains that he is expected at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a month’s time.

To the Dursleys’ fury, Hagrid also reveals the truth about Harry’s past. Harry did not receive the scar on his forehead in a car-crash; it is really the mark of the great dark sorcerer Voldemort, who killed Harry’s mother and father but mysteriously couldn’t kill him, even though he was a baby at the time. Harry is famous among the witches and wizards who live in secret all over the country because Harry’s miraculous survival marked Voldemort’s downfall.

So Harry, who has never had friends or family worth the name, sets off for a new life in the wizarding world. He takes a trip to London with Hagrid to buy his Hogwarts equipment (robes, wand, cauldron, beginners’ draft and potion kit) and shortly afterwards, sets off for Hogwarts from Kings Cross Station (platform nine and three quarters) to follow in his parents’ footsteps.

Harry makes friends with Ronald Weasley (sixth in his family to go to Hogwarts and tired of having to use second-hand spellbooks) and Hermione Granger (cleverest girl in the year and the only person in the class to know all the uses of dragon’s blood). Together, they have their first lessons in magic — astronomy up on the tallest tower at two in the morning, herbology out in the greenhouses where the…