Tom Felton Talks Draco and Acting in Half-Blood PrinceFelton Interviews
Actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is the subject of a new interview from Mexican magazine Selecciones. A translation of the full article is now online thanks to HarryPotterLA, along with scans from the magazine. In this interview, Mr. Felton discusses his role in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film, relating his enjoyment of Draco's rise in the story. Quoteage:
"It's the first movie in which I intervene from start to end. You kind of feel sorry for Draco because he’s just a kid, and his father is in prison now, and he has this inner struggle because of the task he has to achieve. And this time he shows more vulnerability."He goes on to say that, "Not only does he [Draco] call Harry and idiot, he actually breaks his nose. Filming that scene was very fun. Daniel was lying on the floor and I had my foot on his face, without touching him, really. Twice I felt tempted to touching his face, but poor thing, I didn’t do it." Mr. Felton discusses further what the magazine calls his "alter ego," by relating that:
"As an actor, I love to do things that have nothing to do with my personality. Sometimes I catch myself acting like Draco, but not when it comes to magic. It’s more like when I’m driving. For instance, my girlfriend Jade lives in the north of London and I live south. So I’m behind the wheel all the time. The crossing of the streets 9th and Leatherhead can be deadly."The interview continues with the young actor talking about the response from fans regarding his character, as well as his other film projects and his recently released album. Regarding the popular YouTube video and following album release on iTunes, Mr. Felton says “I made this video for a friend of mine that lives in another country, but I used a fake name. People found it anyway," he says. “It had an overwhelming response, even though to me it’s just a hobby."
Finally, Mr. Felton looks to the prospect of life after the filming of the final two Deathly Hallows films. "Everybody loves the idea of trying different things, so hopefully, I can have a brilliant career. But now, when I got to the studio I’m scared to think that the end is near... We're used to having four month breaks and go back to work and seeing each other all the time. It's like leaving school, or worse: our teenage years were filmed. It's been an adventure."
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