Malfoy is back. Scared, Potter?
Some know him as Hogwarts bad boy Draco Malfoy. Hermione Granger knows him as a “foul, loathsome, evil, little cockroach.” In real life, however, he’s actor Tom Felton. Since the last “Harry Potter” movie hit theaters in 2011, Felton has appeared in various projects, including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Apparition” and recently coming to TV in “Murder in the First.” Now, you can see the actor as bombardier Tony Pastula in the upcoming film “Against the Sun.”
The movie tells the true story of three World War II pilots whose plane crash landed in the South Pacific. They had nothing except a small raft, each other and thousands of miles to civilization. Felton recently spoke with HuffPost Entertainment about the role, his time at Hogwarts and even which wizarding houses some famous faces might be sorted into:
How do you think you’d do in a real survival situation?
Oh my lord, I’d be awful. I mean, the three of us, everyday on set, between Jake Abel, Garret Dillahunt and I, thought how did they do this? Bear in mind, we are on a very strict diet. We had to lose a lot of weight for the job. So just to even imagine what it would’ve been like for these guys to have nothing. It was a real reminder that although we were struggling in our own realm, we had nothing to complain about at all.
Wow, so you couldn’t eat candy or anything?
I didn’t quite understand the diet at first. When they said, you know, you have to eat every two hours, and it has to be just X-amount and Y of this. I had to have daily searches in my hotel to make sure I wasn’t smuggling away treats and chips.
What was the best thing about growing up at Hogwarts?
Oh, I mean, where do you start? It’s a hell of a lot more interesting that normal school. I actually went back and forth during my time there from my real secondary school back to Hogwarts, and pretty much everything about Hogwarts is better. I mean, the wardrobe for one. The robes had huge pockets, so I managed to stuff them with candy and chocolate and chips, and, in fact, come the fourth film they sewed the pockets up for most of the cast thanks to me leaving chocolate in there and melting it. So I have sort of a reputation for that.
And yeah, still actually as we speak, I’m wearing a pair of Slytherin socks. So yeah, I’m definitely not forgetting about where I came from anytime soon.
I have a list of celebs. Think you can sort them in Hogwarts Houses?
Okay, I’ll do my best.
1. Kim Kardashian
Slytherin. For sure.
2. Justin Bieber
Ah, wow. I can see a trend coming here. He’s gonna have to join me in Slytherin as well. He’s a bit of a bad boy.
3. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is far too good. We’ll say Gryffindor.
4. Ariana Grande
Um … that’d be Ravenclaw. I know she’s a Potter fan. I’m not sure. She seems very sweet. Let’s go Gryffindor again.
5. Kanye West