Tom was recently interviewed by Metro Newspaper UK on a variety of topics including his new film Ophelia, Emma Watson, whether he would play Draco again, and his upcoming roles.
Excerpts from the interview are below, and you can read the full article here.
So what’s your new film Ophelia about?
It’s a retelling of Hamlet through the eyes of Ophelia. The language is somewhere between old and new, which I think really helps brings a whole new audience to Shakespeare without them feeling like they’ve got to check the dictionary every two minutes. And this is definitely the right time for the retelling of a great story through the eyes of a female lead. This is the time for men to back down and start to appreciate the talent of some of the ladies out there.
Are you Hamlet?
No, I am Laertes, who is bit of a sweetheart. He’s Ophelia’s brother and he doesn’t want his sister [played by Daisy Ridley] getting into too much trouble.
Who from the Potter cast are you most in touch with?
I’ve seen quite a lot of Emma [Watson, who played Hermione] recently so it would probably be her.
Rumour says you’re an item. Any kissing?
No. Or rather, no comment.
You’ve taught Emma to play the guitar and to skateboard. What next?
I’m slowly working through every category! She teaches me just as much so it’s a pretty equal contribution. We’re both very passionate people about different things and we’re always trading war stories and whatnot.
If there’s a movie of, say, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, would you return as Draco?
Of course I would! I miss the guy. He’s great. He’s so much fun to play so I’d jump at the chance of revisiting him. And I’m definitely hoping I get to play older Draco as the years go on. I have a good feeling.
What are you up to next?
I’ve just finished a film in Vancouver for Netflix called A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting. I get to play the monster. It was a lot of prosthetics and make-up and wigs, and oh my God, it was so much fun! And now I’m about to go and do a World War II film that I’m really passionate about and I’m also looking after this sodding one-year-old Labrador who is slowly eating everything in my house. She’s called Willow and she’s my heart and soul.