Tom Felton: We Should Feel Sorry for Draco Malfoy

Tom Felton: We Should Feel Sorry for Draco Malfoy

Tom Felton recently chatted with USA Today about Draco Malfoy’s growth during the Harry Potter series.

The 23-year-old actor admitted that viewers and fans should feel a bit sorry for him by the final film. Tom shared, “He’s a character who’s very defined. He was purposefully written by Jo Rowling as very one-dimensional in the first few books, because you’re supposed to hate him. You’re supposed to build up as much dislike for the character as you can until we get to Book 6. We hate him even more for the first half of that book because we think he’s up to something and we know he’s going to do some damage.”

He continued, “But it’s not until we actually see why he’s in that position and see him break down on two or three occasions that we actually start to feel a bit sorry for him. This guy’s a horrible victim of circumstances and terrible parenting.”

Tom added, “He’s a boy amongst men in a world that he does not want to be in. Every minute he stays there, he knows he’s not cut from the same cloth as those people.”


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  • Sahina

    i felt sorry for Draco when i was reading book 6 in 2005. i knew it was something he didn’t want to do as it was being forced upon him.

  • hanni

    Yeah of course.

    I feel sympathy and I’m sure a lot of politicians feel empathic towards him if they’ve seen the HP films.

  • steve

    lose the bird’s nest.

  • headstrong

    @Sahina: mte

  • Emma

    i do, actually.

  • Vatt

    Omg, Draco is epic, even before the 6th movie, he rox =3


  • Crystal

    I did feel sorry for Draco..always thought he was hot and his role was under rated in the movies..Im glad he didnt die in Deathly Hallows

  • annie1st

    i finally feel sorry for him, when i knew that he didnt want to kill dumble dore but they push him to do that, idk i think he also love dumbledore just like harry

  • Meliza

    Yes, I do. Especially on Half Blood Prince.