A MONTH OF MAGIC: Hero Complex is counting down to the Nov. 19 release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1” — the penultimate film in the history-making “Potter” franchise — with exclusive interviews, photos, videos and reports from the set. Today, a chat with Tom Felton, who plays the not-very-nice Draco Malfoy.
Tom Felton visited the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank on Monday to give the Hero Complex an exclusive guided tour of a “Harry Potter” props-and-costumes exhibit, and you’ll see that video right here very soon during our Month of Magic countdown coverage leading up to the Nov. 19 release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1.”
After the cameras were off, though, the lanky 23-year-old who grew up in the role of Draco Malfoy spoke a bit about the actors he admired, and right near the top of that list was Daniel Radcliffe, the good friend who plays Draco’s despised nemesis, the franchise’s title character.
“Daniel is someone I look up to massively, even though he’s two years younger than me. He treats the job serious, exceptionally so, and takes nothing for granted. He doesn’t think, ‘All right, I booked the first film, I’m going to bugger off to Tahiti for a month.’ He’s there, working during the breaks between films, doing acting classes, speech classes, whether it’s song and dance or whatever the next challenge. He’s always working to perfect his craft. At the same time, he has an exceptionally laid-back attitude on the set. … He remembers everybody’s name perfectly the first time he meets them. I’m somewhat the second or third time.”
Then, with a wink, the pride of Slytherin added: “He’d be a good salesman. He’s been talking about that for a few years, I’ve been putting him off that. I think he should stick with acting.”
– Geoff Boucher
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