Tom Felton may be ending his days as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, but he’s still loving villainous roles — including one in Caesar: Rise of the Apes.
The 23-year-old British actor told the LA Times, “I love playing a villainous role, and I would happily be known for that. A lot of great English actors have been known for that, perhaps Ralph Fiennes and Alan Rickman and Anthony Hopkins being some of the finest.”
Tom continued about his role in the upcoming movie (a research facility employee named Dodge): “I have to be careful here because they havenâ€™t given me a clearance to divulge the entire plot â€” as much as Iâ€™d like to. I can tell you itâ€™s a great story. Iâ€™m amazed, really, that they didnâ€™t do [the original films] in this order and start with this modern-day story.
“The story follows this one ape as he ends up in a primate facility, a facility where my character works. Needless to say, Iâ€™m not that keen on the monkeys at my facility. Iâ€™m not the most pleasant person theyâ€™ve ever come across in their life. I show this one particular ape that there is a dark side to humans, and Iâ€™m not very nice. And that leads to a backlash …”
“Itâ€™s one of my favorite scripts of any Iâ€™ve read,â€ Tom added, “Itâ€™s a brilliant script. Itâ€™s a prequel to the classic, Planet of the Apes, so it explains how the apes came to power and itâ€™s a fantastic story, really.”
Caesar: Rise of the Apes hits theaters on November 23rd.
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