In 2001, Chris Columbus (Mom I missed the plane) brought the magical world of JK Rowling to the screen for the first time with Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first installment of a cinematographic saga made up of seven additional opuses, not to mention three spin-offs. The film revealed a host of young talents on screen, including Tom Felton. The comedian was only 13 when he landed the role of Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter’s sworn enemy. A feeling of hatred mixed with jealousy that seized Tom Felton on the set of the saga. The young man would thus have envied the privileged relationship between Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and his mentor Gary Oldman (Sirius Black).
The actor, now in his thirties, returns to this hidden jealousy in his memoirs entitled Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard. “ I felt like Gary became something of an inspiration to Daniel, helping him navigate the tricky path of growing up in the spotlight and honing his acting skills… “, Explain Tom Felton. They seemed to share a common sense of humor. The actor envied this one-of-a-kind bond: We could see that, thanks in part to Gary’s influence, Dan was really starting to learn the trade better than any of us. Who better than Gary Oldman to be on your side for this purpose? »
This secret feeling Tom Felton had for another Harry Potter star
If he was jealous of the relationship between Daniel Radcliffe and Gary Oldman, Tom Felton had a much more tender feeling for another of his comrades, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). In Harry Potter: Return to Hogwartsthe actor confided to having been “ very protective of her “, in addition to having had ” a weakness for her “, a favorite that he has” still to this day “. Watson and Felton continue to have a deep bond of friendship. In 2019, the two former Hogwarts students thus offered themselves a vacation in South Africa, a trip during which Watson would have even taught his friend to play the guitar. This tender complicity, however, never gave birth to a true love story…