In his autobiography, also available in Italian from November, the interpreter of Draco Malfoy returns to the special bond that binds him to his colleague
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Tom Felton now has a solid acting career, corroborated by recent participation in successful series such as The Flash or Origin. For at least a generation however, his most iconic role will always remain that of the evil Slytherin Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter. He seems to know it too, so much so that he entitled his own autobiography to be released by us in November Without the wand. Enchantment and curse of a wizard’s adolescence. In the book, among the many revelations, there is also space to return to the special relationship that binds him to his friend and colleague Emma Watson.
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It’s not the first time that Felton has opened up about his feelings for the interpreter of Hermione Granger. In an interview for Entertainment Tonight last year was already very clear: “We are something, if that makes sense. We have been very close for a long time. I love it. You make me cry now, but I think she’s a fantastic influence on the world.” She honeyed words, it must be said, always reciprocated by Watson herself who in another interview she had confessed to talking to the actor practically every week. Not only that, during the reunion for the twentieth anniversary of the film saga that launched them, the English actress herself had recalled when she had understood for the first time that she had feelings for her blond colleague: “I entered the room where we were having lessons. The task we were given was to draw what we thought God looked like and Tom had drawn a girl on a skateboard with a backwards hat. And I don’t know how to say it… I fell in love with him”. Actually a girl with a skateboard is a beautiful way to imagine the Almighty.
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If there is all this feeling then why have the two actors never seriously tried to become a couple? To hinder the union was the historical enemy of every relationship remained only on paper: timing. Like many of us, Watson and Felton never managed to cross paths at the right moment, remaining halfway between a solid friendship and a platonic love. The first time she confessed her interest to him they were very young and in any case the precocious Felton was already engaged at the time: “She was 12, I was 15. I had a girlfriend and, in any case, I had been programmed to reject any speech about that sort of thing. I laughed about it. In fact, I don’t think I really believed it.” It was obviously not a sporadic rapprochement so as to give rise to increasingly insistent rumors, difficult for the two to manage even with subsequent partners. With one of his girlfriends, Felton also tried to defend himself with the famous formula “I love her like a sister” but the hackneyed spell did not have the desired effects. Also because the actor himself knew he wasn’t telling the whole truth: “There was more. I don’t think I’ve ever been in love with Emma, but I have loved and admired her as a person in a way that I could never explain to anyone else.”
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In the introduction of Tom Felton’s book there are also a couple of lines thrown down by Emma Watson herself, who enthusiastically confirms the relationship that binds her to her colleague and recounts their first meeting like this: “Our relationship didn’t start well. When we first met, I was a moody, annoying 9-year-old who followed him around like a puppy, desperate for her attention.” But then fortunately things improved a lot and today it is the actress herself who confesses: “For more than 20 years we have loved each other in a special way. It is one of the purest loves I can think of. We are soul mates and have always been there for each other. I know we always will.” We doubt that the British Tom Felton and Emma Watson know Antonello Venditti but we romantics who support them like to remind him that “some loves never end. They make immense rounds and then come back”.