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Tom Felton Admits He Was “Devastated” to be Sorted into Gryffindor (New Interview + Photoshoot!)

Tom Felton Admits He Was “Devastated” to be Sorted into Gryffindor (New Interview + Photoshoot!)

Just Jared had the opportunity to chat with Harry Potter’s Tom Felton (who played Draco Malfoy). In the new interview Felton chatted about his new movie, Against the Sun, and about how it felt being sorted into (gasp!) Gryffindor when her took the test on Pottermore.com!

Just Jared: In Pottermore, you were sorted to Gryffindor. Could you tell us how you feel about that?

Tom Felton: Devastated. Heartbroken. Yeah, I was really not happy. I was filming the end of the documentary and they were like, just tap on something on the laptop so it looks like you’re busy. So I was like, OK. And they opened up Pottermore, and I thought, you know what, let’s do this. In fact, I did try and answer the questions to try and get Slytherin as the answer. And I think the computer saw through my attempt to try. I saw J.K. actually the next day and said there must be a glitch in the system. She guarantees me the Sorting Hat is never wrong.

JJ: If Draco wasn’t a wizard, what would he be doing in the real world as his job?

TF: A thief. Or some sort of shady back-end job. I don’t think he would be ever really good at working. Something definitely illegal.

JJ: What are your thoughts on the new Harry Potter book and have you heard anything?

TF: I haven’t! I know they’re in production. I know [director] David Yates and [producer] David Heyman, and Jo (J.K. Rowling) are back together, which is kind of the old dream team that did it in the first place. It’s kind of amazing that they’re coming back. I’m trying to weave in a little cameo, background extra role for myself. I can be some crazy bum in the back of the pub or something like that. Yeah, it’s exciting. I know lots of people are eagerly awaiting this. I think that it’s great they’re not treading on the toes of things they’ve done previously, and although it is related, I don’t think there’s going to be anything we’ve seen before. There’s not going to be resurfaced old characters or something like that. Yeah, I’m looking forward to it!

JJ: Of your peers, do you have a celebrity crush?

TF: As a kid, it was always Helena Bonham Carter. I just think she’s hot for some reason. More recently? From Gone Girl — Emily Ratajkowski. Or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

JJ: What were the last three things you purchased?

TF: A dart board. I’m trying to bring a touch of England to the house. Golf balls, this morning. And beer last night. Or a burger. Sorry I forgot we went to Counter Burger last night and had a very healthy burger. A burger, dart board, and golf balls, that says a lot.

JJ: Could you tell us a about the super fan documentary you’re working on?

TF: It’s an hour-long one-off that we’re doing with BBC and KR Films. It’s just kind of a chance for me to have a more in depth look at the world of super fans and these people that have followed franchises–kind of at the root of why Harry Potter was so successful. It had such an active fan base. It’s allowed people to be passionate about stuff that maybe they couldn’t be so open with in previous years. It’s kind of a look into that, it’s a road trip journey with me narrating.

To read the entire interview (which is a must-read!) visit Just Jared!

Just Jared also did a great new photo session with the Harry Potter star! Check out the photos:

Tom Felton

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Tom Felton

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Tom Felton

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Tom Felton

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Tom Felton

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