Tom Felton exposes his feelings for Emma Watson

Tom Felton exposes his feelings for Emma Watson

The actor, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter saga, admitted that there was always something more to his co-star. 20 years after its premiere, Tom Felton talks about his feelings for Emma Watson.

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Life passed between the feelings that Tom Felton y Emma Watson they had for the other. However, their relationship never got beyond friendship as they fell in love at different times.

The actors of the Harry Potter saga, based on JK Rowling’s youth novels, have spoken on different occasions about their confused feelings on the set. Over the course of a decade, Tom and Emma shared something else behind the scenes, though it never became visible.

The actor states in his memories that he “has always had a secret love” for Emma. “Beyond the wand, magic, and the case for growing up as wizards“, both “they definitely fell in love”.


Emma had already spoken about her feelings for the actor, who is three years older than her. However, Tom claims that his crush on her never went any further as they were at “different times”.

She was 12 years old, I was 15”, he writes, after revealing that a hairdresser on the set told him about the feelings that Emma had for him. “He had a girlfriend, and in any case, he was programmed to rule out any talk of that sort of thing. I laughed. In fact, I don’t think I really believed it”.

This is the young man who has stolen the heart of Emma Watson

The actor, now 35, says Emma’s experience of growing up in an environment surrounded by young teenagers was the reason why, to this day, he holds her in such high regard.

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She had never been on a film set before, and out of the lead child actors, she was the only girl”, he points out. At that time, Emma was 9 years old.

She was surrounded by ‘boy humor’: tween pranks and nonsense… it must not have been easy… In many ways, she was treated like an adult from the day she was cast“.

It is a phenomenon that can, I think, be more difficult for girls than for boys.”, he explained. “They are unfairly sexualized in the media and beyond. They are judged by their appearance, and any hint of assertiveness raises an eyebrow that would not happen if it came from a man.”.

romance rumors

Felton says that when they both started shooting “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, rumors of a romance between them began to spread.

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I denied that I liked it that way”, he writes in his memoirs, although the truth was different. His girlfriend at the time questioned him about the feelings he might have for Watson.

I remember using that old familiar phrase: ‘I love her like a sister’“, write. “But there was more than that. I don’t think I was ever in love with Emma, ​​but he loved and admired her as a person in a way that he could never explain to anyone else”.

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