Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis is Attitude's new cover guy

Everyone know him as hapless Neville Longbottom - a role he played for half his life - but having landed himself his biggest movie role since Hogwarts in upcoming romantic drama Me Before You, Matthew Lewis is having the last laugh. In his stunning cover shoot for the Attitude's June Issue - a swimwear and underwear - Matt admits he's reveling in his newfound heartthrob status. Over a 10-page feature, the 25-year-old speaks candidly about the physical transformation that's had everyone talking since the Potter films wrapped in 2011, and the intense training regime he's been adhering to in preparation for his new role. Matthew

"I was excited I guess to go on the red carpet on the release of the last film and be me, and not to have to have the fat suit under my t-shirt. It was quite an exciting buzz", Matt says.

"I was 21, I was like "yeah, this’ll be cool!" It was never meant to be a "hey everyone, look at me!" but it was nice to be able to go and be myself.

"And then obviously a lot of attention focused on it, which I didn’t expect at all. I’ve never considered myself to be good-looking at all. Just average."

Matthew is just one of two special edition covers available for the swimwear and underwear issue - the other being with the maths teacher-turned model who broke the internet last month, Pietro Boselli. In a gay press exclusive, the PhD student strips off to his smalls for a hot new shoot and discusses life in the fast-lane since his pictures went viral.

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Also in this issue:

  • Marina and the Diamonds talks new music, her gay fans, and being making her own way in the music industry.
  • Vicious stars Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi tell us what to expect from series two of the controversy-baiting ITV sitcom.
  • We delve into the story of gay footballer Liam Davis - the UK's only out semi-professional footballer.
  • We bring you a massive 25 pages of swimwear and underwear in our stunning new fashion shoot from the beaches of Brazil (featuring six rather lovely Brazilian guys).

You can read all that plus more in the new June issue of Attitude, which is available to download to your mobile, iPad or tablet device now at Pocketmags.com/Attitude.

The issue will be out in shops next Wednesday (May 27) and you can also have it delivered directly to your door at newsstand.co.uk. More stories: Adam Lambert reveals what type of guy he goes for… Coleen Nolan compares gay rights to supporting ISIS