In an article titled 15 Things to Know About ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ conducted by Moviefone, number three was dedicated to the character of Draco Malfoy.
Tom Felton and Moviefone had this to say about HBP having “Plenty More Malfoy”:
3. Plenty More Malfoy
One character who gets a much more developed role in ‘Half-Blood Prince’ is Harry’s Hogwarts rival, Draco Malfoy, who in this film receives direct orders from Lord Voldemort. Bad for Harry, good for Tom Felton, the actor behind Malfoy. “It’s really nice to take him to a higher level, rather than just being an annoying git at the back of the classroom,” Felton says. “It’s really nice that he’s grown, he was quite a two-dimensional character in the previous films.” He’s also got a girlfriend in this installment, Pansy Parkinson (Scarlett Byrne). Felton’s favorite scene this go-around? “To be able to stand on [Harry’s] nose has been a lifelong dream.”
The interview also included a fun fact about actor Jim Broadbent, who plays the new Potions master Horace Slughorn.
Fun fact: Broadbent played Tom Felton’s father in the young actor’s first film, ‘The Borrowers.’