Tonight in a new documentary, Tom Felton, who played the villainous Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter, meets some of the world’s most committed and outlandish superfans.
Tom joins us today to tell us what he discovered after he stepped into their fascinating world. And we will also be joined by some of the world’s biggest Harry Potter fans Steve Petrick in Pennsylvania and UK Harry Potter fanatics Victoria Maclean and Lorraine Garside who are here with some of their most prized Harry Potter possessions.
credit: This morning
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Most famous stars would be a little cautious about meeting their superfans – the types who dedicate every minute to their idols and collect thousands of pounds worth of memorabilia.
So it’s no surprise that Tom Felton , who played Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter , headed to a convention packed full of superfans of the successful movie franchise in DISGUISE.
“I am slightly nervous about walking into the lion’s den. In a place like this, I do get recognised,” he said in the video.
Talking in an interview on This Morning, he explained: “I’ve never been very good at being famous.”
Asked why it was he decided to do the documentary, he replied: “I always wondered what makes people want to wait outside hotels for people and dress up as their favourite characters.
“You don’t get to explore why they do it, whether it’s a good thing or a weird thing.”
He headed into a convention dressed as the joker before later revealing himself as Tom and signing photographs and autographs for fans.
Tom said: “We went to a few, the first one was a bit of a fish out of water, plain clothes, stand out like a sore thumb. So the second attempt we went incognito, the outfit was five or six sizes too big.
“It was odd, people were looking at my costume, but my instinct was people thinking, ‘Why is Malfoy dressed up as a the joker?'”
He chatted to one American fan on the show, Steve from Pittsburgh, who has $107,000 worth of Harry Potter merchandise and claims the books and films helped him to overcome being bullied.
“When I was younger, when I first discovered it, I was a very sad, lonely little kid, I really identified with Harry and he taught me to be a strong, independent person,” he said.
More photos in our gallery.
The documentary will air tonight at 9 pm on BBC Three.
Mon 23 Mar 2015 – 21:00
Tue 24 Mar 2015 – 01:00
Wed 25 Mar 2015 – 20:00
Fri 27 Mar 2015 – 03:00
Sat 28 Mar 2015 – 02:40