Witty, snotty, and a bit condescending, Draco Malfoy is a pure-blooded wizard who makes it his business to make Harry Potter and his friends’ world miserable. However, the actor who brought this platinum blonde and Slytherin prefect to life, Tom Felton, is actually a pretty sweet and awesome guy. It’s no secret that many Harry Potter fans loved Tom Felton’s portrayal of Draco Malfoy; he was a guy you love to hate, but hate to love. However, sometimes fans get a bit out of hand with their dedication and love (or hate) for the characters.
Tom Felton revealed during an interview with Yahoo! Movies that a strange occurrence happened when he was playing a young Draco Malfoy. A man who had legally changed his name to Lucius Malfoy (the fictional father of Draco Malfoy) reached out and offered to adopt him and make Tom change his name legally to Draco. Um, okay. Creepy. In the interview, Tom Felton stated:
One man wanted to adopt me. He had changed his name legally to Lucius Malfoy and wanted me to change my name to Draco Malfoy and to legally adopt me. I declined!
And don’t get him started on his fans from America. Some fans have a hard time differentiating between the character and the actual actor. We confuse the two then make the actor seem like they reflect their character. Tom Felton actually isn’t too bad; he’s a pretty chill person. However, it didn’t stop people from sending him angry letters, he said:
I’ve got some angry Americans tell me ‘Leave Harry Potter alone man! What did he ever do to you?’ but are deadly serious in how they deliver it… They seem to think I had some kind of influence on Rowling’s writing!
He can’t help with J.K Rowling wrote! He’s just depicting a character; it’s not his fault his character just happens to have a few flaws. However, like I said before, Tom Felton is a great person. When him and Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, come together, they have beautiful chemistry and though both have hung up their wands, it doesn’t mean they haven’t kept in touch. Recently, Tom Felton dropped by to watch Daniel Radcliffe perform on Broadway. He also visited Matthew Lewis, who portrayed Neville Longbottom.
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I guess that’s the ups and downs of being a Harry Potter actor. There’s always that one fan that takes it too far with angry letters and some unpleasant encounters. However, there are also the pleasant reunions between the now-older cast members. This happens when the magic blooms once again and a little bit of wizardry and magic spark back to life. We love you Tom Felton; you’re our favorite Slytherin and don’t ever change!
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