Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton appeared on a talk show but all anyone could talk about was his hair
Over the course of eight movies, the cast of Harry Potter grew up, from fresh-faced kids to awkward adolescents to grim young adults. Thanks to social media, fans have been been able to follow their favorites, and watch them continue to evolve. It's been seven years since last The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 hit theaters, and we've seen some truly magical glow-ups. Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas, Padma Patil and Viktor Krum are all growed up, and easily star in a Hotties of Hogwarts calendar.
The actors will never escape the shadow of Harry Potter, which Tom Felton recently discovered on Good Morning Britain. He appeared on the show to promote his YouTube Premium series Origin, about "a group of strangers stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet." However, the conversation quickly turned from science fiction to fantasy. In Harry Potter, Tom was unforgettable as Harry's rival, Draco Malfoy, the bratty, pale, put-upon Slytherin wizard with slicked-back peroxide blond hair.
Today Tom Felton is sporting a very different look. On social media, all everyone could talk about was his hair. "Please!! Someone do something with Tom Felton's hair!" tweeted one person, while another snarked, "Could've washed your hair @TomFelton." A third observed, "Tom Felton looking like he is rocking up late to his first sociology lecture after freshers week."
But it wasn't all a roast: One thirsty fan tweeted, "Tom Felton has got pretty fit ain't he!" Another one defended the actor, writing, "Like yea, you also looked different 7 years ago, duh. Also having your hair bleached from brown to peroxide blonde for 10 years may you make look different. Get over it." Yeah, lay off Tom Felton, you jerks! If we could use Polyjuice Potion to look like Idris Elba all the time, we would!
Anyway, one of the hosts, notorious assclown Piers Morgan, bragged that he had never seen the Harry Potter movies before. However, his son, Spencer is a big fan, and came to the studio so he could meet Tom Felton. Spencer also showed off his sick Deathly Hallows tattoo, which makes him infinitely cooler than his dad. Piers remarked, "I feel like despite my own lack of interest this is how far Harry Potter has permeated the public interest. When my own children are emblazoned with permanent symbols of what you guys stand for."
After so many years of being hounded by fans, you'd think that Tom would be just like Draco Malfoy: sick and tired of hearing about Harry Potter! But no. The actor is grateful he got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the saga. "The Harry Potter flame is not going anywhere anytime soon," said Tom. "I'm meeting new fans every day. It has changed my life beyond recognition."
Well, the Broadway play, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, takes place when Harry, Ron, Hermione and Draco are in their 40's. If they adapt it into a movie, the original cast could reunite. Or maybe they could just reunite now for a Hotties of Hogwarts calendar. Whatever works.