Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton reveals the heartwarming reason why he's only watched the 'Harry Potter' films once
I'd like it placed on record that I'm willing to put my Harry Potter knowledge to the test against any fellow fan, any time, any place.
I've read the books countless times, watched the films so religiously that I could quote you the dialogue line by line, and listened to Stephen Fry's dulcet tones narrating the audiobooks, too. In short, I'm something of a Harry Potter fan.
I think this is probably because I grew up in tandem with the books, my age coinciding with that of the triumvirate of the series: Harry, Ron and Hermione.
You can imagine then, that to such a fanatic, the news that Tom Felton, he of bleached blonde, slicked-back hair and narrowed eyed bully Draco Malfoy fame has only seen each Harry Potter film once came as something of a shock.
Was he just not really interested in the films after working on them for the bulk of his childhood? Did he have a case of the can't-watch-yourself-on-screens? Had he fallen out with Daniel Radcliffe for real, perhaps over who was the better 11-year-old child actor?
Well, no, actually, there's a really sweet reason that Tom Felton has only watched each of the films once (at the premiere of each movie), as he explained in an interview with People magazine;
“I have seen the Potter films during the premieres, but other than that no — never! I’m saving that for a sacred day.
“I have visions of doing that with my two kids when I’m a little bit older.”
He also spoke about his relationship with his co-stars, joking;
“It’s all a lie, we hate each other and we’re all absolute b******s!
“No, everyone is really sweet. I was lucky enough the last few months to see Daniel [Radcliffe] on Broadway, he’s doing well. He is always inspiring with his work choices and his outlook on life. I saw Emma [Watson] recently and had a little day on the beach.”
Felton, best known for his excellent portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, is now starring in American science fiction drama Origin, which he describes thus, "I definitely think it’s a unique show. I don’t think there’s been anything really like this before."
Felton recently met up with fellow Potter star Emma Watson, something that sent fans into something of a meltdown considering old rumours that the pair once had the hots for each other. Watson, though, was more interested in plugging her old friend's new show, taking to Twitter to write;
It's great to see the old guard are still firm friends and enjoying their lives after Harry Potter, and we're sure that when the days comes for Tom Felton to sit down and watch the movies with his kids, the magic will come back all over again.