Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, has stated that he would be open to returning in a future sequel as Draco Malfoy.
Think back 21 years to the debut of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which introduced the wizarding world to the big screen for the first time and launched a massive film franchise.
People adored Daniel Radcliffe’s portrayal of the boy wizard Harry Potter, but every tale about attending a boarding school need a bully to add friction, and Tom Felton’s Draco Malfoy provided that for Potter fans.
Even though Lord Voldemort may have defeated Harry in most of the books and movies, the days of magical schoolyard games are long gone.
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.
Surprisingly, Draco Malfoy appears on screen for a grand total of 31 minutes for a figure that has become so recognisable and recognisable over the course of eight films.
In that time, he transforms from a bright little child who frequently says, “My father will hear about this,” to an awkward adolescent struggling with the pressure of coming from a family who works for the most terrible wizard ever.
The Harry Potter films would take almost 20 hours to see all in order, whereas Malfoy’s scenes would just require a half-hour of your attention.
Even still, it’s difficult to envision a scenario in which Potter could visit Hogwarts without providing at least some feedback on his condition.