Wrap-up: Tom Felton’s Hot Topic appearance in New Jersey

I realize I’m late with this, so I will just leave all the exposition concerning the event to the professionals.

From Blast Magazine:

PARAMUS, N.J. — Hot Topic gets to have all the fun when the big movies come out. When Robert Pattinson came to the Saugus store last year, girls went nuts, we went nuts and it was all just very nutty.

We had a chance to ask a few questions to another rising British heartthrob, Mr. Draco Malfoy, himself, Tom Felton. Felton has been around since “The Sorcerer’s Stone” as the young, rich bad guy and the perfect foil character to Harry Potter’s goodness.

The craziness had us wondering if someone would create a Twilight-crossover “Team Malfoy.” Someone did. See the gallery below. It’s nutty.

Of course, Felton is no bad guy in real life, and the fans understood that on Friday evening.

When he first came into Hot Topic with his girlfriend, (oh yeah, he has a girlfriend) Felton said he couldn’t believe all the Potter memorabilia. “I’ve never seen myself on a t-shirt, this is wicked!” he said. “Oh man, look, I have a Draco Malfoy doll! How cool is this? And there’s a Slytherin hoodie, I’ve got to have that!”

When asked what he thought about the 1,000 fans waiting to meet him, he said, “This is totally amazing. I’ve only been to New York once before, this is beyond anything I expected. I’ve not done a fan event before; this is a chance to show some appreciation to the fans. These films don’t happen without them.”

BLAST: This is the biggest film so far for your character — we finally learn that there’s more to Draco than meets the eye. What was it like expanding your character in the sixth movie?

TOM FELTON: I love Draco, his complexity. The books are based on choices, and Draco doesn’t really have any.

BLAST: It’s been a good few years for young British actors — have you been getting love letters from plenty of female admirers? Are you and the other actors friends outside of the movie?

TF: We’re definitely friends; you couldn’t spend nine years working with people and not get close.

I’ve heard that bad guys get all the girls, but so far I haven’t seen any proof of that.

BLAST: What are your hobbies — what do you do when you’re not making movies?

TF: I love music, you can check my band out on YouTube.

BLAST: What’s been the most exciting part of the Harry Potter series so far?

TF: The bathroom fight scene. Dan (Radcliffe) and I have been waiting years to kill each other, so filming that scene was great. We did our own stunts; it was a week of being rigged up in a bathroom filled with explosives, Dan and I were flipping around.

There are also articles from Bnet.com and Earth Times for those of you interested in more Tom related goodness.

The following are all fan shot videos from the event. Just to warn you, there is a LOT of fangirly squee going on, loudly.

Shot from someone standing behind the Feltbeats Army:
Fan Video 1
Fan Video 2
Fan Video 3

Another Fan Video
One. Sustained. Scream.
Sing! Sing!
Closer sustained screaming part 1
Closer sustained screaming part 2
More chanting
Make that 2

5 thoughts on “Wrap-up: Tom Felton’s Hot Topic appearance in New Jersey

  1. OMG,poor tom! He looked slightly overwhelmed (not in a bad way though I’m sure) at all the fangirls (and guys) screaming his name. He looked very happy though. I wish I was there! And I want to buy that whole store!!! Slytherin Pride!! 👿 xxxx

  2. I love Draco, his complexity. The books are based on choices, and Draco doesn’t really have any.

    Ditto. For more complex a character is, let it made out of paper or not, the more human it gets. I know what you mean when it comes to choices.

    With Love,

    Sam.

  3. Wow I gotta get me one of those t-shirts! That’s kinda creepy about someone trying to adopt him… that would freak me out. They never do those type of things in Britain, we’re too modest for our own good 🙁

  4. Omg i was there and it was great!! And crazy!!! The line to go inside was HUGE!!! I never expected that it would be that great. Tom was overwhelmed when he came to the Q&A. It was quite exciting. I wonder how many proposals he got that night….haha (even though he has Jade)

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