The two-part film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment in the hit series, is edgier, grittier and may be seen as more shocking than the previous few films, says Tom Felton, who plays villainous wizard student Draco Malfoy.
“This isn’t going to get a little edgier, this is going to get a lot edgier,” said Felton, 22. “The audiences that may have been suitable in the first two films are going to be quite radically shocked in this one, I think.”
“The stuff that I’ve shot was certainly a lot more grittier, I don’t want to say hardcore but they’ve taken it to a whole other level with the action sequences and the battles. It’s a lot of fun,” he said
In the final movie, whose first installment is set for release on November 19, Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, faces off in a final battle against his nemesis, the evil wizard Voldemort.
Felton, who was not originally cast as Malfoy and kept his hair dyed blond since he first played the character in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone outside of the United States), when he was about 14, says he is “honored” to be a part of the franchise.
“To say it’s been a privilege is a massive understatement,” Felton said. “I’m hugely honored to be a part of this. I’m incredibly grateful. I’ve never gotten used to it. I’m hugely grateful to all the fans who have kept us going.”
Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, says he has begun filming Rise of the Apes, a prequel to the popular Planet of the Apes sci-fi movies, and also finished shooting a movie with Twilight’s Ashley Greene.
“I’ve just started shooting Caesar, Rise of the Apes, which is the Planet of the Apes prequel, which I’m mega, mega excited about,” Felton said. “It’s a project that I’ve been really passionate about for a long time.”
Felton, 22, also recently filmed a movie called The Apparition with Ashley Greene, who portrayed the vampire Alice Cullen in the Twilight films. Felton said the project was “a kind of science thriller with an ounce of horror.”
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