Tom Felton Talks Spooky Role & Answers “Harry Potter” Questions
The dating world might be tougher than the wizarding world.
Tom Felton revealed that his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise didn’t exactly grant him the best luck when it came to love.
“I was walking around with dyed hair and played an evil wizard,” Tom told The Guardian in an interview published on May 8. “It wasn’t cool. It did me no favours with the girls.”
In fact, Tom said his life remained quite mundane during the first few films.
“My schedules were fixed in a way I could stay at school with weeks on and weeks off,” Tom explained. “Rupert [Grint], Emma [Watson] and Daniel [Radcliffe], meanwhile, were there non-stop for 10 years. I carried on as normal. I’d get the occasional gag or comment from my mates, but honestly nobody was bothered.”
Although Tom said starring in Harry Potter didn’t give him luck with the ladies, it seems there’s at least one person who’d disagree. His Harry Potter castmate Emma has previously revealed she “fell in love” with Tom when they were the filming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
During the Harry Potter 20th anniversary special in January 2022, Emma recalled being on-set with her childhood crush.
“I used to come in every day and look for his number on the call sheet, it was No. 7, and if his name was on the call sheet, it was an extra exciting day,” she said. “He was three years above me and so for him he was like, ‘You’re like my little sister.'”
Tom noted that he was “very protective” of Emma after learning about her feelings towards him while filming.
“Yeah, I’ve always had a soft spot for her and that continues to this day,” he shared. “There’s always been something that’s like, I don’t know, a kinship.”
And while the internet has made it very clear they would love to see their kinship turn into a relationship, it seems not even a love potion could change their platonic bond.
Keep reading to learn about the love lives of the Harry Potter stars.