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Lewis explained on the Mantality podcast this 12 months that his increasing-up experience was basically “reasonably ordinary, to be absolutely genuine,” even though he knew some of his co-stars could explain to a unique story.
“I was incredibly, pretty fortunate and I never know if it truly is a Leeds matter, a Yorkshire thing—maybe I was just lucky—my mates in the university that I went to, they did not actually give a s–t,” Lewis recalled. “I went absent for months at a time and when I arrived back again, persons scarcely even kinda bat an eyelid. I just quickly was on the bus one early morning…and just crack on with it.”
He nevertheless hangs out with a good deal of those people aged mates, much too, when he is in city.
“It was kind of, just, genuinely usual,” Lewis concluded, “which I assume has really aided later on on in life…I don’t come to feel like I ever lost my childhood like a great deal of young actors do.”
And the perks of owning been a portion of Harry Potter aren’t negative, he acknowledged. “Fame will come with professionals and downsides,” he mentioned. “…You can not choose one without the need of the other. If I want to get pleasure from all the issues that arrive with getting recognizable—and I do, I do these items, I can’t deny that—then you have to deal with the flip facet, is that folks want to meet up with you and converse to you and get images with you.”
But being a movie and Television buff himself, and acquiring been treated both shabbily and warmly by other actors whom he admires, Lewis has resolved he will never be the man to spoil a Harry Potter fan’s day. “I assume there is certainly no excuse to be a dickhead,” he mentioned. “If someone’s a authentic admirer who just desires to say hello there, which is incredible! So lots of people on this earth would give their proper arm to have that variety of regard for some thing you’ve got carried out in a profession. How tricky is it to just say howdy?”