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Tom Felton would consider Harry Potter sequel after personal struggles since leaving role

Joe Harker

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Tom Felton would consider Harry Potter sequel after personal struggles since leaving role

Harry Potter star Tom Felton has said he'd consider making a comeback as Draco Malfoy if there was to be a potential sequel to the movies.

Cast your minds back 21 years to the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, where the wizarding world was first brought to the big screen and kicked off a juggernaut of a film franchise.

People loved the story of the boy wizard Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe), but every story about going to a boarding school needs a bully to provide some conflict and Potter fans got that in Tom Felton's Draco Malfoy.

With icy-blonde hair and a nose constantly in the air, Malfoy was better than everyone else and he knew it, with his rich parents letting him look down upon literally everyone.

While Harry might have ended most of the books and films battling it out with Lord Voldemort, the days of magical schooltime fun were occupied by clashes with Malfoy.

Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe in the first Harry Potter movie. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe in the first Harry Potter movie. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

Felton's about to release his new book, Beyond the Wand: The Magic & Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard, which will document his life - including the time he spent on the movies.

In his memoir, Felton reveals how he'd consider going back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter if the decision was ever made to work on some sequels to the films.

He said: "I'd be lying if I said I wouldn’t consider it. I definitely don't miss Draco Malfoy, but I am very affectionately linked to him.

"It seemed, looking back at it now that Potter would be the only thing in my life. But there were many, many things ahead of that."

The actor also talks about his personal struggles and credits co-star Emma Watson for encouraging him to open up about them.

"I was encouraged by a few people, Emma Watson specifically, to tell the whole story and not just sort of cherry-pick the fluffy bits,” he says.

"Not just because it was cathartic for me. But also in the hope that sharing those parts of my story will help others that are maybe not going through the best time."

The pair have shared a strong friendship ever since working together on the films, though Watson admitted that first off she had a bit of a crush.

The actor said he'd consider making a comeback if a sequel was made. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo
The actor said he'd consider making a comeback if a sequel was made. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

Incredibly, for a character so distinctive and recognisable over the course of eight movies, Draco Malfoy is only on screen for a grand total of 31 minutes.

In that time he goes from being a precocious little kid who likes to say 'my father will hear about this' to an awkward teen grappling with the weight of being in a family that works for the most evil wizard ever.

If you were to sit down and watch the Harry Potter movies back to back it'd take you almost 20 hours, but Malfoy's parts would only need your attention for just half an hour.

Still, it's hard to imagine any possible return to Hogwarts without at least some indication of how he's doing.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film, Celebrity

Joe Harker
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