Matthew Lewis on if Neville Longbottom was the Chosen One

The Pottermore News Team

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We asked Matthew Lewis what would’ve happened if Neville Longbottom had been tasked with taking on Voldemort instead of Harry.

Professor Trelawney’s prophecy led Lord Voldemort to Harry Potter, but the prophecy could also have applied to Neville Longbottom.

In the end, we know that the Dark wizard picked Harry. But what would’ve happened if Fate had looked the other way? What if Neville had been the one who Voldemort had targeted? Well, if anyone knows Neville, it’s Matthew Lewis, who depicted him in all eight Harry Potter films. So, would Neville have found all seven Horcruxes, thwarted Lord Voldemort and been a very different Boy Who Lived? Or would he have forgotten to do it and wondered why his Remembrall was glowing so profusely?

See Matthew Lewis’s thoughts on the matter here.

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