Tom Felton Talks Malfoy Manor and Draco’s Family

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Apr 03, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is a fun quote from actor Tom Felton today, regarding his role as Draco Malfoy and Malfoy Mansion. In the third part of an extensive interview with Feltbeats.com, as an aside during the portion focusing on his general career and music, Tom said the following:

FB: This is a bit of a side question for my personal
interest, but I actually find it very interesting how much you are very
different from Draco’

TF: Well, thank you!

FB: ” but yet you relate to him so closely. You really
identify with him. Sometimes you say “my house” when referring to
Malfoy Manor and “my dad” when referring to Lucius. Maybe it is because
you’ve been involved with Harry Potter for so long.

TF: Oh, sure, sure. Very much so. I won’t lie, I feel very proud and
all the rest of it. And, I would never say this in front of Jo Rowling
or anything like that, but I feel like he’s my character. Someone told
me, “oh he

would be like this’ and I feel like saying, “No.”

That’s really the charm of the recent directors of Harry Potter, is
that they ask you what Draco would do. They don’t tell you. They know
you know him better than they do. So, I guess it is kind of strange.
You’re right, I am nothing like him, but yet I feel very close to him.
Occasionally, you know, I’ll catch sort of a Draco stare in the mirror,
and I’ll think, “Oh yeah, now I remember that.”

FB: Oh, that’s funny!

TF: It’s a bit of a stone-eyed face, and I think, “Oh, that’s the one.”

You can also hear a rough version of new song from Tom Felton at the link, besides learning more about his new World War II film “Grace and Danger,” as well as some new photos of the actor at the recent Empire Awards show in London.

Thanks so much Misha!





50 Responses to Tom Felton Talks Malfoy Manor and Draco’s Family

Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: He's so enthusiastic about his role...that's awesome! :)Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: I love when actors, in any film really care about the material and there character. He doesn't phone it in, he is going to give us the real deal for HBP and DH and that excites me. I can't wait to see his other work as well. Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Yer he is so right about the actors knowing the roles better than he directors. And he is so great when portraying Draco! :D x Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is awesome that he radiates such energy and passion about his role. Let us hope that he does the character justice in the next three films.Avatar ImageSarabi says: Aw, it's cute how Tom is so attached to his role :) It really speaks a lot about him. I wish all actors were like this!Avatar ImageElinJ says: I am so looking forward to seeing Tom as Draco in HBP this summer . the pics looks awsome, I´m sure he will be great.Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: This is so sweet and of course he knows Draco best - he had to get into his head as a young kid... I'm also loving the whole... My dad, My house thing... excellent!!! The more I hear from Tom the more I like him - and maybe warming to the ferret!!!!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Between him, Matt Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Jason Issacs they really have some dedicated actors in these roles! I love it! Avatar ImageVideoKID says: Tom Felton is amazing at playing Draco Malfoy (:Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I love Tom and I'll have to check out his new movie. I can't wait for HBP and DH!!!!!!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Haha very cool! :)Avatar ImageLeander21 says: its always nice to see an actor make a real connection with his characterAvatar Imageginmo says: If only Michael Gambon and all the other adult actors would do their homework and read the books... maybe then they'd know their character and feel connected to him/her just as much as Tom Felton. Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: I'm a casting director so I maybe pay more attention than most people to that sort of thing. How good Felton is in in the role -- as well as how good ALL the HP actors are -- is a testament to some really, really good casting. And I guess you have to give kudos -- grudgingly -- to Chris Columbus as well, for being smart enough to pick the right people in the first place.Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: Everyone is always going on about Gambon and what a shame it is that he hasn't read the books. Frankly, I doubt that if he DID read them, any of those who complain about him would like his characterization any more than they do. I think they're just responding to the fact that they don't think he's right for the role. So why not just cut the guy some slack and say that?Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: he's so cool :DAvatar Imageele0206 says: I never liked Tom much, but I must admit he seems really funny. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: way neat. Tom has always been good at being Draco and just him telling us that it feels like his part is amazing and shows his dedication.Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: It's so awesome when an actor cares this much about their role/Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: I really admire his commitment and skill as an actor and also as a fan of the series! I think every actor that has been cast in these movies has been really fantastic, down to the smallest parts. That is one of the magical things about these books and movies....they engender so much enthusiasm!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Like all the trio and others, he doesn't seem all caught up in "stardom" - hope it always remains that way - I'm sure it willAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: I love Tom! He's so ... great. About everything. And I love how he says "my house" LOL x)Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: haahaAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: Oh, that's so funny when he catches a glimpse of Draco in the mirror! Maybe he practices his "evil" looks that way! Avatar Imagelunatuna says: its jut so well lovely to know that he seems to relly care and love his character and the films and books:)Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: I noticed Tom did that 'my dad, my house' thing on the special features of the chamber of secrets dvd. I remember in an interview he said something like 'me and harry' and I found it funny. Not 'me and dan'... not 'draco and harry'.... but 'me and harry' lol. I loved it. Tom is a perfect Draco. Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: lol Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: I think Tom is a great actor & has had Draco on the spot for all these years...I mean, even when he was little, he still made you hate him & that shows the talent he hasAvatar Imageavrenim says: i love tom felton interviews, i can't wait to see all of his scenes in HBP!Avatar ImageMatea says: Superb!Avatar ImageKara000 says: Thats sweeetAvatar Imageangelac123 says: Cool! :DAvatar Imagecryospear says: I think Tom plays a great Draco and he is creating more depth to his character allowing him to become even more creepier and complex. I can't wait for HBP to come out. Avatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: Well, the whole "my character" thing is to be expected when you've been playing the same major character in a series of films for the past, oh I don't know, about eight years, maybe? Though I do find it to be very sweet in some odd way. :)Avatar ImageProfessorCharms says: It will be fun to see Tom play Draco in HBP! A whole new level of acting for the Draco that emerges in book 6. So far, Tom has not disappointed his fans!Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Tom seems to really understand the character he plays. I'm looking forward to see how he potrays Draco in HBPAvatar Imagebecmajec says: cool. i like watching his tweets on twitter, i had to get it for uni and that's one of the best things about it!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Tom is a great Draco MalfoyAvatar ImageZoom says: I'd say he does pretty well in his role..nothing extraordinary, but definitely a solid actor. "That’s really the charm of the recent directors of Harry Potter, is that they ask you what Draco would do. They don’t tell you." ^^ this is why Gambon screws Dumbledore's character up so bad...no one tells him he's awful!!Avatar Imageeasyluckyfree says: I really like the way Tom seems to care about his character, it's very endearing.Avatar ImageAlexandra_Isis says: even he loves draco!!!Avatar ImageAlexandra_Isis says: even he loves draco!!!Avatar ImageIthilien says: Hope he sweeps us off our feet this summer on the big screen!Avatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: I like how Tom Felton really likes his role, and actually . . . connects with the character. I'm glad that he's so enthusiastic about playing DracoAvatar Imagebadger666 says: I'm so glad he's enthusiastic about his role. He really is a great Malfoy and I can't wait to see his vulnerable side in HBP. Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am glad he decided to stick with the movies. I remember a long time ago he said he was only going to do a few. Avatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: ok cool :) <<--- Add Me On Myleaky :]Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: yeah tom seems to be really connected with his character, which is awesomeAvatar Imagechoirgeek says: I love him. Really, he seems like such an honestly nice person. I love that he feels so attached to Draco :)

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