MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Tom Felton on Plans to attend Supernova Fan Conference

News
Posted by: Catherine
November 06, 2012, 05:34 PM

As reported earlier, Tom Felton is planning to attend Supernova Fan Conference in Australia with Harry Potter co-stars, Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas) and Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley). In a phone interview, Felton expressed his excitement for the up-coming conference, and chatted about his recent project (Belle), his role as Draco Malfoy, and Pottermore. Louise O'Mara from The Chronicle reports: 

"I had a great time last time in Australia and seemed like we didn't get to much time to meet everyone obviously, so they invited me back this year," he said.

"I don't need my arm twisted to come back to Australia - I've been really excited about it.

"People seem to think we started off to make eight films, and actually it was quite the opposite.

"It was only through the success and the support we had worldwide that we managed to stay there for the duration really. So I am always keen to come out to and say thank you personally."

With hundreds of fans expected to line up at Supanova, Felton said it still surprises him just how popular the series is on despite the last movie being released over a year ago.

"It is quite incredible," he said.

"I guess we all kind of expected people to move on slightly, but there are lots of people still keeping the Harry Potter flame burning so to speak."

Another reason the actor is looking forward to returning to Australia is to catch up with his brother in Melbourne and maybe see some cricket.

"He's been there about six years," he said.

"He went out backpacking for six months and never came back. To be honest with you I don't blame him, after my trip out there I could see why.

"I am looking forward to hearing his Australian accent.

Felton said he still pinches himself on just how lucky he was to play Draco Malfoy for 10 years.

"He is just so enjoyable," he said.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss him. It was a great ability to vent all the frustration and anger of day to day life through him.

"He was very good fun and it got more interesting as the years got on, which was nice.

"(at the end of the series) there was an inkling of hope for him, a lot of it is left unsaid which is one of the beauties of the book.

"It is kind of left up to the audiences interpretation. It was nice to see some good side of him at least."

And what is next for the 25-year-old?

"Right now I am working on an English period drama called Belle," he said.

"A lot of the things I have been working on the release dates are a bit up in the air for next year, so lots of things to look forward to including a film called Therese and mini TV series Labyrinth.

"The one I am playing now is not such a nice guy. But I won't lie, I do enjoy playing people that aren't so friendly or nice.

"But I actually have some other chances to play other things as well, one quite heroic and one very sickly meek child type role, so very different and very contrasting and I am hoping that broadens my horizons."

For any fans wondering if the actor has been sorted on the Pottermore website, he admitted he hadn't got that far.

"We signed up ages ago when they first set up the website but I haven't been sorted yet," he laughed.

"I am still awaiting my destiny. I don't think I could face it if it was anything but Slytherin to be honest with you."


Thank you to Louise84 for conducting the interview, and emailing Leaky!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent News News

1 Comment

Raven_avatar_thumb
80254 Points

Won’t be there!

Posted by Won_Two on November 07, 2012, 04:00 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Apr. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

The merpeople had grayish skin and long, wild, dark green hair. Their eyes were yellow, as were their broken teeth, and they wore thick ropes of pebbles around their necks. They leered as he swam past; one or two of them emerged from their caves to watch

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!