For 10 years Tom Felton charmed the world as bully Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter. The Brit actor has been a major part of Harry Potter history, and his character was the boy we all loved to hate.
Now Tom is all grown up, and he will soon be starring in season 3 of ‘The Flash’ (We are looking forward to seeing him in some tight superhero spandex!)
Although he is an internationally famous actor, most people know very little about him. Here are 7 things that you probably didn’t know about British heartthrob Tom Felton.
1. His Natural Hair Is Brown
Tom actually has brown hair, although his character Draco Malfoy was known for his platinum blonde locks. For the role he had to bleach his hair every 10 days, so that he never had roots. “The worst thing was dying my hair blonde,” Felton said in 2008. “It built some super human resistance but it seems to have survived.”
2. He Originally Auditioned To Play Harry Potter Or Ron Weasley
When Felton first auditioned for Harry Potter, he auditioned for the nice guy roles, but he was rejected and asked to play Malfoy. The actor has never resented this, which we are happy about – especially since he was perfect for the role of Malfoy!
3. His Favourite Harry Potter Movie is “Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince”
Tom Felton has said that his favorite movie was “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, as his character was present in the film from start to finish. He also enjoyed getting to work with the other actors; “Getting to work with Alan Rickman and Michael Gamble was a dream come true,” he said. “I also had a major crush on Helena Bonham Carter, who plays my auntie.”
4. His Favorite Line From The Films
After filming all the Harry Potter films, Felton stated that his favorite line was “My father will hear about this.”
5. He Was Slapped By Emma Watson
One of the best scenes in Harry Potter has to be in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, when Hermione hits Malfoy. In preparation for the scene, Felton and Emma Watson decided to practise the hit – but instead of pretending, Emma Watson actually slapped him. “She’s got a mean right hook,” Felton said later. Ouch!
6. Tom Was Sorted Into Gryffindor
Although Malfoy is unquestionably a Slytherin, Felton took the sorting test online and found that he is actually a Gryffindor. Much better!
7. He Has Been With His Girlfriend For Over 7 Years
Felton met his girlfriend Jade on the Harry Potter set, where she was working as an assistant. The pair seem to be made for each other; In 2015, Felton posted a photo of himself and Jade on Instagram, captioning the picture “To the girl that has my heart. Happy 7 year anniversary.” We’re not going to lie – we are a little jealous!