On the tail of the announcement of Tom Felton’s record deal with Six String Productions, there has been a ton of media coverage comparing our Tom to fellow actor, Robert Pattinson.
Apparently, Robert Pattinson is also interested in music (and actually recorded some music for the Twilight soundtrack). According to some sources, it was even rumored that the Twilight actor might be signing a record deal soon. However, as the media is so frequently pointing out, it was actually Tom who signed with a record company first.
Tom Felton vs. Robert Pattinson – who will win? According to Tom Felton, “Let’s go with a wand over fangs for now.”
Robert Pattinson gets beaten ! Really ? Unbelievable….
Robert Pattinson might be ruling the hearts of the ladies with his vampire role and making it to various lists of different magazines. [snip] But it is the Harry Potter villain Draco Malfoy played by Tom Felton who signed the record deal with Six Strings to bring out his maiden album soon.
Felton seems to have outdone Pattinson where a musician is concerned.
Another entertainment site, the ndchronicle.com, said:
Felton steals a record deal from Twilight and Former Harry Potter star Pattinson
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter star Tom Felton earns a record deal beating all expectations that Twilight and former Harry Potter star Robert Pattinson will posses it. Felton has been picked to sign in a record deal with Six Strings Productions defeating thunder of Pattinson, despite the Twilight star’s recent expression of interest in music.
Gigwise.com, a popular music-related website, has listed Tom Felton as #2 on the list of movie stars who are starting their music careers. Who did they list as #1? You guessed it, Robert Pattinson.
Star of Harry Potter and the inspiration behind our look at movie stars who have turned to music, Tom Felton is set to record his debut album after signing a recording contract. The as-yet-untitled release is expected to follow Felton’s interest in guitar and will – probably – contain lots of spellbinding magic courtesy of his days at Hogwarts.
In addition, we’ve heard lots of times how Tom’s huge, world-wide fan-base can compare with Pattinson’s legions of Twilight fans. Entertainment reporter Taryn Ryder, after witnessing the online and real-life fan frenzy surrounding Tom’s MTV appearance, said on Twitter:
taryder: wow @TomFelton may have a fan base that rivals Twilight
Later, E! Online reported:
Harry Potter and Twilight have two of the most dedicated fan bases we’ve probably ever seen (and they just so happen to have a Robert Pattinson connection).
So when did Draco Malfoy become a Jonas Brother?
Draco Malfoy may not be much of a wizard, but he has enough power to make girls from Paramus, N.J., scream as if they’d just seen Robert Pattinson.
As far as Tom Felton himself, we can tell you that Tom will very sweetly brush aside any notions of a rivalry.
“Rob’s very sweet and just a very cool guy. He’s actually very unaffected by all this. He’s kind of the beacon of hope for life after Harry Potter. I’m very proud of him.”
What do you all think? Is there a “Tombert” rivalry?