COMIC-CON 2010: Tom Felton already misses ‘Harry’: ‘It’s bizarre to think of my life without the movies.’

July 24, 2010 | 11:33 p.m.


The “Green Lantern” panel was transcendent and “Sucker Punch” was audacious, but what about “Harry Potter”? A lot of fans said they felt like it was an afterthought or major disappointment with the absence of the Big Three, but for Tom Felton, the pride of Slytherin, the brief, solo sprint through Comic-Con International was worth the flight from Britain.

“I’ve heard the stories of Comic-Con, and it is amazing,” Felton said after the panel as we chatted in a quiet corner of the Hilton Bayfront. “I know how I’ll look back on all of this in five years. [The film franchise] is winding down and it’s sad to think it’s over. It hasn’t really sunk in. It’s a bizarre feeling to think of it not being in my life; it’s bizarre to think of my life without the movies. It was amazing to come and be here and I wish the others could have come. I’m proud to represent the side and it was brilliant seeing the footage here for the first time.”

Felton said, storywise, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” is his favorite installment of the magical franchise on the page, while “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was the most enjoyable experience as far as film work.

“Without question, though, these final two are going to blow all of the other films away,” Felton said.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” is to be released this November with the second part due next summer.

Felton is so kind and engaging in person it’s hard to remember how evil he is on screen. He said the dirty deeds on stage allow him to channel his own darker moments.

“From now on I’m only playing evil characters; it’s very therapeutic for me,” he said.

 — Geoff Boucher

Photo: Tom Felton in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”: Warner Bros.


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8 Responses to COMIC-CON 2010: Tom Felton already misses ‘Harry’: ‘It’s bizarre to think of my life without the movies.’

  1. Gabby says:

    COS is his favorite book? Interesting. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like for them to finally be finished playing these characters after 11 years. It's got to be surreal. I know as a fan, it's so bittersweet. I can't wait to see the last two films, but at the same time I can't imagine the world without Harry Potter. Obviously it will always be there, but there won't be any new books or films. It's such a sad thought: not to have that anticipation there anymore.

    • Rosie says:

      Hey did you see the interview with JKR well don't say there won't be any more books just yet because she hasn't ruled that out she said in an interview there may just be another HP bookl lets hope i am gonna miss it.

  2. Jessica says:

    I love Harry Potter books !
    I adore Tom Felton and wish him the best of luck in his acting career.
    Deathly Hallows will be great! I'm glad they split the last book into two movies, that way more details will be shown on the big screen :)

  3. AshleyNicole says:

    i love tom felton. but i cannot believe that i have grown up with harry potter both books and movies, and now they are almost done. i can't wait to see the movie, but i just feel like i might cry on the last scene of pt 2, because i wouldn't want it to end. but i have learned that everything has to end sometime. so i guess now when i just graduate seems like a good time. i think.

  4. Alora says:

    i love tom felton, he is amazing as draco, i've like gone to theaters to see ALL of the movies whence the came out, okay maybe not all, because i would've been 5 when the first one came out. I love the second book also, and i can't believe this is all ending. but the last book in my opion, wasnt't all that great. but with all the sfx would probably be amazing. i don't want this to end…

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  7. Moira says:

    I personally thought that Draco was my all time favorite character while reading the books and then they had in my opinion a very talented actor playing his part!!! I’m amazed that they actually grew up together and now they are all done and……it’s just unbelievable!!!! If that made sense at all!!!!! Oh and I love Tom!!!!!!

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