BRAND NEW ON E!
Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have long battled, in a friendly way, of course, for the title of hottest Potter star. But now, with the end of this beloved franchise just days away, a new player has swooped in looks to have taken the title.
Recognize this dashing wizard?
It's Matthew Lewis, aka Hogwarts super nerd Neville Longbottom!
We've all watched the cast grow up before our eyes, becoming dashing young men and elegant ladies, but Lewis was standing out at the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Rocking a sleek suit, some sexy stubble and much hipper haircut than his big-screen counterpart, Lewis wowed the crowd and his newfound hotness did not go unnoticed on Twitter.
As klg0845 put it: "OK. Who knew Matthew Lewis would turn out to be THE hottie of the cast. #thingsthatmakeyougohmm."
He even created a few Longbottom converts like geralgm, who said: "Matthew Lewis is kinda hot. I never found him attractive cause he looked weird as Neville, but yeah, when he's not him, hot!!"
And then there's the very to the point Firedfromdennys: "My my, Matthew Lewis would turn out to be hot!!"
But how did Lewis himself take the news?
"Wow, that's very lovely. No, I'm not embarrassed entirely," he said. "I'm about the color of this carpet I imagined right now."
Hot and humble. What's not to love?
The exclamation points have spoken, and we have a clear winner in the hottest red carpet appearance category. Congrats to Matthew. Even if the fabled franchise is coming to an end, nothing's better than going out with a smokin' hot bang.