Blonde or not, according to The Disappeared director Johnny Kevorkian, there were plenty of kids willing to approach the bad boy portraying actor while they were filming. In fact, their presence ended up benefiting the film, even if it did take a bribe out of Draco’s book in order for it to happen.
“We tried to keep in the background, but as soon as the kids on the estate got wind that Tom Felton (of the Harry Potter films) was there, they ran around asking for autographs, but it helped us befriend the locals who were absolutely lovely. … In the playground scenes we had to stop the kids running around: we’ll give you an autograph if you sit still for a few minutes, and they were great.”
For more information on the filming, casting, and making of The Disappeared, read the rest of Johnny’s interview with Matthew F. Riley at The Great White Space.