LONDON, UK: Actors sometimes have to make sacrifices for their roles in films. In the case of Matthew Lewis, who is best known for his role as wizard Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series, the producers made the actor sign a contract that forbid him to have his crooked teeth fixed.
As reported online by The Independent, one of Britain’s largest newspapers, Lewis was under contract not to straighten his teeth until filming had finished, leaving him with a distinctive set of teeth for about ten years.
According to the directors, the overall aim was to develop a characteristic feature of Neville Longbottom.
Since the end of the Harry Potter films in 2011, Lewis has undergone a considerable physical transformation. The newspaper reported that he had his teeth straightened and realigned with braces.
Moreover, Lewis told The Independent that he had had to wear a fat suit from the third film onwards to make him look geeky, as by then he had grown quite tall and slim.