Privet Drive is in for a major shock.
Harry Potter fans know Dudley Dursley as our hero’s spoiled, overfed, and underwhelming cousin. He’s the apple of his parents’ eye, a bit of a goon, and the most Muggle-y of Muggles, though he ultimately redeems himself by making amends with Harry.
In real life, he’s a bit of a babe. Harry Melling, the actor who played Dursley in the films, resurfaced on the red carpet for the London premiere of The Lost City of Z last night. Not that you’d know it — he’s completely unrecognizable from his childhood role. Is it just us, or does he look more like Neville?
“They did this double-take, ‘Oh my God, we are going to have to do something,’ and I felt very guilty,” Melling, 27, told the paper of the filmmakers’ reaction. ” They could have recast, but instead they padded me out.”
Next you’ll be telling us Pansy Parkinson is a Playboy model. Oh, wait…
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