Tom Felton in the Hero Complex at LA Times

The LA Times has been doing an article a day for weeks now leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and they quite rightly saved the best for last. Today’s article in the Hero Complex features an interview with Tom where he discusses working with David Yates and Michael Gambon, filming the Astronomy Tower sequence with the “cream of British actors,” typecasting, music, and the future.

On working with Michael Gambon:

TF: I was obviously very scared about having a one-on-one scene with him. But early on we met up and we got on really well. He’s a character beyond character, anyone will tell you that. He’s got more stories than an encyclopedia and he’s a wealth of knowledge and comedy. It’s just a joy to be around him. Every time there was a break, I would take it as a good opportunity to have a cup of tea with him, asking questions and stuff like that.

What he will miss most:

TF: The whole cast and crew. It’s a great atmosphere when we’re all there together on set. I suppose we wont’ have that again. I’m sure we’ll keep in touch, but we won’t all be under the same roof. I got on very well with young Daniel. We’re both cricket fans so there’s plenty of cricket chat going on between the pair of us. There’s no one I don’t get along with. We all click rather well.

His future plans:

TF: I have a couple of film projects in the run. “In Between the Waves” is a film I’m hoping to do next spring. It’s about two boys, two keen surfers who travel around Europe on a mad surfing road trip. I used to skateboard, and I’ve been snowboarding, and I’ve been told that if I can do those, I’ll be all right. But I’ve never been on a surfboard.

Source: LA Times Hero Complex

5 thoughts on “Tom Felton in the Hero Complex at LA Times

  1. Tom, you should get in some practice with a surfboard, just to be sure, we definitely don’t want to have too many stunt doubles taking your glory!

  2. I love how when ever he mentions Dan he says Young Daniel. Well he is younger than Tom but it does sound odd.lol

  3. Lovely. He’s definitely got to get in surfing practice for that, though. Otherwise, it WILL be a catastrophe, and heavens know we don’t want that. The “Young Daniel” bit makes me laugh every time, because I call all my friends “Young” something or other when I refer to them in front of other, because I have this dreadful birthday that makes me the oldest child in my year at school. But yeah, Tom seems so genial in everything he says. I don’t like a lot of actors because they always come off a bit narcissistic to me, but Tom seems quite humble and friendly. It makes him really likable. Plus, he’s a brilliant young actor and quite attractive.

    • Tom seems so genial in everything he says. I don’t like a lot of actors because they always come off a bit narcissistic to me, but Tom seems quite humble and friendly. It makes him really likable. Plus, he’s a brilliant young actor and quite attractive.

      What you’re saying here is quite right, Dear. Nothing’s getting more on my nerves than an artist whose has forgotten what’s to be kind to others, and to the very meaning of humility itself. It’s quite a bit of a turn off, I agree. Yes, besides the looks, Tom’s talent combined to it. That’s the part I like best.

      With Love,

      Sam.

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