Hogwarts to HBO: Will Tom Felton Swap his Wand for a Walking Stick?

October 10, 2023 11:06 am in by

Renowned British actor Tom Felton, known for portraying Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, is currently the subject of fan speculation regarding a potential role in the upcoming Harry Potter TV reboot for HBO Max. The enduring legacy of the franchise, which continues to gain new followers even 20+ years on, has engendered widespread fan excitement over his potential return, this time as Lucius Malfoy, Draco’s father.

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Felton has responded to these speculations recently in an interview with Pedestrian.TV with good humour, joking about his potential casting while expressing enthusiasm for the enduring passion of the Harry Potter fandom. While joking about being unaffordable for the reboot, he playfully admitted his availability.

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Felton has also recently ventured into the world of advertising, starring in a series of comedic Uber Eats commercials. Filming in Sydney, he portrayed a version of himself reminiscent of his wizarding days, utilising the “magic” of the Uber Eats app. While on set, Felton expressed his enjoyment of Australian fast food, particular popcorn chicken, which he has been consuming regularly.

Apart from his acting and advertising endeavours, Felton has been open about his personal struggles, as detailed in his memoir, ‘Beyond The Wand’. Encouraged by close friend and Harry Potter co-star, Emma Watson, he included his experiences with mental health and alcoholism in the book. Felton hopes his candour will inspire others, particularly young men, to discuss their struggles openly. His relationship with Watson, whom he describes with mutual admiration, has intrigued fans, especially after Watson’s admission of her youthful crush on Felton during the Harry Potter reunion.

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