The most interesting aspect perhaps, however, is a new photo of Tom’s girlfriend, Jade Gordon, in what is apparently full costume as – presumably – Astoria Malfoy. You can see her spider broach, silver snake bracelet and a silver wedding ring. One could assume the Ugg boots are just for comfort when not filming, as you can see her wearing spiked high heels in other photos (see inset photo).
As you may be aware, Astoria Malfoy was not mentioned at all in the books – but was rather revealed later by JK Rowling in an interview with The Leaky Cauldron. Rowling said that because she hated Pansy Parkinson so much, she chose to have Draco marry someone else. The someone else ended up being Astoria, the younger sister (by two years) of Draco’s fellow Slyterin classmate, Daphne Greengrass. We know that Astoria is a pure blood wizard because her and Draco’s son, Scorpius, is a pure blood.
We have no official confirmation that she playing the small part of Astoria in the epilogue, but it seems like a good guess at this point!
Feltbeats.com has been toying with the idea of Jade as Astoria Malfoy for almost exactly a year now, since the idea was proposed by DaisyHarrisx on the Feltbeats.com forum in May of 2009.
At the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Feltbeats reporter @bserlori asked Tom whether or not he thought Jade could play Astoria, and he seemed to agree. (Please do not be distracted by the whole thing with Tom and Dan playing cricket in the mud. LOL!)
After they saw that interview with Tom, our friends at Snitchseeker.com took the idea another step forward and proposed the idea to Harry Potter producer, David Heyman, who responded, “We’ll keep that in mind.”
Is it possible that Jade is actually playing this part, and that we fans somehow had a part to play in getting her cast? I assume we’ll know someday. =)