The 22-year-old actor recently caught up with Attitude magazine to chat about his new music venture, holding down a 9 to 5 job and what would’ve happened if Harry Potter would’ve been made in America. Check it:
On having a day to day job: “I was a bailiff at a fishery. I was there for 18 months between the third and fourth films [of Harry Potter]. A bailiff goes around and picks up litter and makes sure everyone’s got a ticket so they can legally fish on the lake. My dad insisted that I didn’t know the value of money. It was a 6am-to-6pm job. My mum took some of the money I earned and invested it for me, which I thank heavens for every day.”
On what would’ve happened if HP had been made in America: “We’d have all been doing reps and chest presses in our lunch breaks. I understand it’s for the business but if you make that your everything, then you’re going to live a very sad life…It’s for your craft. We’d be ripped, man, bulging at the shoulders. Thank God they didn’t, or else I would have been on the protein shakes.”
On his next film, The Apparition: “[It] should be coming out next year. It’s a supernatural horror. It’s based around four psychology students who summon an apparition, who isn’t that friendly and starts causing mayhem. My character tries to shut it down. I’m a bit of a Captain Science in that.”
On his new partnership with Six String Productions: “This idea has come along for me to be a director in the company, not only for myself, but also for other young musicians. We get the feeling that a lot of these big record labels put young musicians off wanting to do albums because they just get screwed over. I want to do it for fun and for passion, not to see how many Harry Potter fans want to buy a Tom Felton album. That’s of no appeal to me.
For more of Tom’s interview with Attitude, check out SnitchSeeker.com!
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