Matthew Lewis, de acteur die in de ‘Harry Potter’ films de rol van Marcel Lubbermans vertolkte heeft in een nieuwe interview onthult tijdens de opnames jarenlangs een crush te hebben gehad op Emma.

In Harry Potter, Hermione’s great love story is (spoiler alert) with Ron Weasley. However, Matthew Lewis, who played Neville in the series, secretly wanted to change all of that IRL.

In a new interview, Matthew revealed that he had a huge crush on Emma Watson during the filming of the first few movies. “I probably had a crush on Emma for a couple of years, until I was 13 or 14 — something like that,” he told Seventeen. And then, just like that, he crushed our dreams of a Neville-Hermione love story. “I mean nothing ever came of it, anyway. It never went anywhere.”

But he did mention that the two engaged in some secret flirty written exchanges. In fact, the entire cast of Harry Potter was exchanging love potions — ahem, we mean notes — back and forth constantly. Gasp. “There was always Valentine’s Day — everyone would write secret Valentine’s cards to different people. 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.” He continued, “Effectively for us, it was like being in school. 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.”

Of course, in real life, Matthew Lewis is now happily married. But still, we can’t help but wonder what could have been between the actor and his former costar — or what other off-screen *magic* romances we totally missed out on.

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