JJJ knows that Tom Felton isn’t anything like Draco Malfoy and most of his fans know too.
Opposites Attract? “Iâ€™m stunned when people ask if Iâ€™m like Draco. Jo (Rowling) wrote Draco as a one-dimensional bully, a slimy individual, to get the audience hating him. Rupert (Grint) and Ron, I can see the similarity. Emma (Watson) and Hermione, certainly. Even Daniel and Harry. But for crying out loud, Iâ€™m definitely not like Draco.
There was an Age Gap: “I was 13, and he was 11. At that stage of your life thatâ€™s dramatic. Bonding with the rest of the cast was complicated, to be honest with you. We were complete unknowns, and we were thrown together. Itâ€™s not likely that youâ€™ll all suddenly click and become one happy family. Daniel and I knew we loved The Simpsons, but we never really sat down and talked. Partly because there was a proper age gap.”
Auditioning 101: “Iâ€™m much more nervous in auditions now than I was at 11. You take a lot of hits before you get something good. The first few were heartbreaking. I thought, â€˜I canâ€™t do this.â€™ They are cut-throat in America. Before youâ€™ve even started, someoneâ€™s playing on the BlackBerry. Youâ€™re reading your lines, physically convulsing, and they just say â€˜Thank youâ€™. That means â€˜Get lostâ€™. I did 19 auditions and got the 20th, for the film The Apparition.”
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