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Tom Felton and Matt Lewis Interviewed by BBC Radio One

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Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 03:31 PM

"If you thought ["Half-Blood Prince"] was dark, you ain't seen nothing yet," commented Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) when interviewed recently alongside co-star Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom). A recording of the interview, which aired yesterday on BBC Radio One, can be heard in the middle of the show from 1:06 to 1:17, via the BBC iPlayer.

Tom Felton and Matt Lewis, who were at the time promoting the DVD release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," spilt a few intriguing nuggets in the interview about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Addressing Malfoy's lack of female attention in "Half-Blood Prince," Felton comments that it is "soon to be rectified." Other topics covered include the actors' popularity on Twitter, school and discussion of which one of them is the real life "bad boy." Quotage:

Tom Felton: We've only shot certain parts of ["Deathly Hallows"], so it is actually impossible to say what to look forward to because we haven't done half of it, but I know the nice thing from a lot of people's perspective is that usually - well, for the last ten years - we've left it "dot dot dot," to be continued, whereas now, finally, they have the ability to say, "right, this is it, this is the ending." I hate to say it, but people are dying around you, and it's something that hasn't happened in the last ten years of school and now, all of a sudden, you've got all these characters that have been there for nine years who are no longer there.  [...] The severity of the whole thing's kicked up a notch.
Matt Lewis: There's no fat suit this year, that much I can tell you. They got rid of the fat suit and it's good for Neville this year, actually. Again, I'm not going to give too much away, but we've had some really cool stuff. The set's kind of like a set from "Saving Private Ryan" that we're working on, like D-Day.

Tom Felton:
It's epic and again, without revealing too much, Matt has some fantastic stuff. It's heroic, I'd even go as far as saying it's heroic. Heroic and even iconic.
Presenter: Have you ever been suspended or had detention at school?
Tom Felton: Yes.
Matt Lewis: I've had detention, but never been suspended.
Tom Felton: But one was for dyeing my hair blond! They suspended me for dyeing my hair blond. I couldn't believe that.
A big thanks to Wendy for e-mailing in.

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2422 Points

Nice! But seriously this whole “it is darker” or whatever is getting old. Someone bring the candles!

Posted by Mr. Brightside on January 08, 2010, 03:45 PM report to moderator
22044 Points


683 Points

sounds so exciting and awesome,i siriusly can’t wait for these films.

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on January 08, 2010, 03:59 PM report to moderator
683 Points

btw, lol @ Mr. Brightside,yeah they say the “this one is darker” thing every time,you’d think DH’s actually gonna be just a black screen XD

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on January 08, 2010, 04:04 PM report to moderator
4565 Points

Tom got suspended for dyeing his hair blonde?!? That is too funny. All the hype with this movie, I can’t wait. November needs to get here now.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 08, 2010, 04:04 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Thats hilarious about Tom’s hair! Great interview! By the way, the interview is at 2 hours and 21 minutes for those of you who don’t feel like listening to the whole show!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 08, 2010, 04:15 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

“Heroic and even iconic” – sounds awesome)))

Posted by Pollytomat on January 08, 2010, 05:21 PM report to moderator
4180 Points

I cannot wait for these movies!! 10 more months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
and I never knew Matt was in a fat suit………………..?

Posted by Delilah [ROAR] on January 08, 2010, 05:25 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

They’re both awesome.

Posted by badger666 on January 08, 2010, 06:56 PM report to moderator
461 Points

so excited cant wait!!

Posted by LilLadySnape on January 08, 2010, 07:21 PM report to moderator
222 Points

Holy moley, that’s Neville?! What a great interview! :)

Posted by Snakems on January 08, 2010, 09:42 PM report to moderator
84 Points

so excited, can not wait

Posted by 7Pirates on January 08, 2010, 10:20 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

Thats funny with toms hair!!! Its a natural color so they shouldnt suspend him

Posted by The Nerd on January 09, 2010, 08:59 AM report to moderator
104 Points

<3 Tom Felton <3

Posted by Malfoyluva on January 09, 2010, 09:31 AM report to moderator

One thing to note is that this interview is only available on iPlayer for 7 days unfortunately. But great interview though.

Posted by Apple on January 09, 2010, 09:48 AM report to moderator
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