C. Molly Smith
May 18, 2017 4:36 pm

Expecto Patro-ROCK! Harry Potter alum Matthew Lewis has announced that he’d like his Patronus to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — and honestly, how did we not make this connection sooner?!

The actor — who played Neville Longbottom, a Gryffindor with a green thumb, in the magical film franchise — first responded to a tweet from user Ocean Weeks, who wrote about the fact that Lewis and Johnson are both Hufflepuffs. (You can see Johnson’s Hufflepuff pride, here.)

“If this is legit, I take back everything I ever said about being a Hufflepuff,” Lewis tweeted, likely referring to the house’s bad, if unfair, rep. “I was obviously born to be in that house,” effectively making Gryffindors, Slytherins, and Ravenclaws everywhere jealous.

Shortly thereafter, Lewis followed up with another way that he and Johnson can connect in the Potter-verse.

10 points to Hufflepuff for this ~ brilliant ~ idea! But wait, there’s more: Pottermore replied with, “We’ll see what we can do …”

Do you know what that means?! This could actually happen. Just please, please, please let his Patronus take the form of Johnson in his classic fanny pack-turtleneck ensemble.

You know, this gem, er, sorcerer’s stone:

A little background on the Patronus Charm: “The Patronus is the most famous (and famously difficult) defensive charm,” according to Pottermore. “The aim is to produce a silvery-white guardian or protector, which takes the form of an animal. The exact form of the Patronus will not be apparent until the spell has been successfully cast. One of the most powerful defensive charms known to wizardkind, the Patronus can also be used as a messenger between wizards.”

“As a pure, protective magical concentration of happiness and hope (the recollection of a single talisman memory is essential in its creation) it is the only spell effective against Dementors. The majority of witches and wizards are unable to produce Patronuses and to do so is generally considered a mark of superior magical ability.”

Considering, Johnson strikes us as the P-E-R-F-E-C-T fit for Lewis. Your move, J.K. Rowling…

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