“Harry Potter” star Tom Felton talks intervention, friendship with Emma Watson: “We’ve at all times had a kind of unusual love collectively”

Tom Felton landed the life-changing function of Draco Malfoy in “Harry Potter” when he was 12 years outdated, then went on to play Harry’s sneering nemesis in all eight movies.

Despite their on-screen animosity, Felton was shut along with his castmates, particularly Emma Watson. 

“We’ve at all times had a kind of unusual love collectively,” Felton instructed CBS News. “Not within the romantic approach that some folks want to assume.”

He described their relationship as “the most effective of buddies” — “folks that talk the identical language,” together with in terms of their humorousness. 

The actor opened up about this and a slew of different subjects in his new memoir, “Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard.”

The collection wrapped up filming in 2010. But Felton mentioned it’s nonetheless laborious to consider the final days on set: “It was a really bittersweet goodbye.”

After a decade of taking part in Draco, Felton moved to Los Angeles in 2012 the place he was seduced by the L.A. life-style, and began to drink closely. His family and friends tried to assist by staging an intervention, nevertheless it was his lawyer’s phrases that actually caught with him. 

“He mentioned one thing alongside the traces of, ‘Tom, I feel that is the twelfth intervention that I’ve been to and 6 of these are useless. Don’t be the seventh,” Felton recalled. “That form of hit me.” 

He agreed to go to rehab, then broke out one evening and went to a close-by seashore — the place “lots clicked.” He realized he wanted assist, and was keen to simply accept that.  

Felton ultimately returned to London the place he is been thriving, and the place Harry Potter remains to be a giant a part of his life.

“The Potter fan flame will not be going anyplace anytime quickly and I’m the primary one to have a good time that and be very grateful,” Felton mentioned.  

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