Matthew Lewis has recalled a touching encounter he shared with the late Alan Rickman on the Harry Potter set.
The Neville Longbottom actor said the special moment came on Rickman's last day on set for the franchise, where he played Severus Snape throughout all seven films.
In an appearance on the Inside of You podcast with Michael Rosenbaum, the 31-year-old recalled an important conversation they had after he decided to visit the Die Hard actor in his trailer.
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"On his last day, I went to his trailer and I said to him, ‘Hey, I know it's your last day, and I just wanted to say this has been incredible to have worked with you for this long. I know we've not really spoken very much, but I just wanted to say it was because I was terrified, but you were incredible. Thank you for allowing me to work with you for 10 years and not ever shout at me or treat any of us as anything less than your equal.'"
Lewis revealed Rickman then invited him in for a drink.
"He put the kettle on and we had a cup of tea and we chatted about what I was going to do in my career going forward and what he recommended I do and I'm so glad I did that. I wish I did it five years earlier. At least I can say I did that. I never did that with anyone else," he went on.
Lewis did give some details of the conversation that followed as he said Rickman recommended he do some theatre - advice he heeded.
The series finale, The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, was released in 2011. Rickman passed away from pancreatic cancer five years later in 2016 at the age of 69.
When paying tribute on Instagram at the time, Lewis said his co-star had given him the "greatest advice" he'd ever received.
He wrote: "I was at Leavesden Studios today when I heard the news. As I walked through the canteen I thought of Alan queuing up for his lunch with us mere mortals.
"I recalled the trailer in which he offered me some of the greatest advice I ever received about this mad profession we shared. Being back in those corridors made me remember a lot of things and I will treasure those memories all my life.
"He inspired my career more than he ever knew and I'll miss him."
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