Reveals 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Character Details
aren't going to be cheering for me in this film,' he tells
MTV News of his role in the prequel.
Tom Felton walked us
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
Part 2" as part of MTV News' Summer Movie
Preview. Now, Felton continues the season's blockbuster
sneak peeks with his insights into "Rise of the Planet of
the Apes," the new franchise film in which he stars, which
both reboots the mythology and provides a prequel to the
story first introduced in the late 1960s.
Rupert Wyatt-directed film features James Franco as a
scientist testing an Alzheimer's cure on our simian friends.
But an unexpected mutation leads to a super-smart ape
population, which spells trouble for the human race. Felton
plays the son of the owner of a facility in which the apes —
CGI creations based on motion-capture technology from the
digital effects house behind "Avatar" — are kept. Calling us
up from his home in the U.K., Felton discussed his favorite
scenes in the film, what it's like to work with actors in
mo-cap suits playing apes and how his character fits into
the overall story.
been basically radio silence on "Apes," and then photos and
video started to roll out a few weeks ago, followed by the
trailer, which got a very
Yeah, through Twitter I could tell the reactions were good.
And just my own reaction as a fan, when I see a trailer like
that, I get very excited. I watched it a hundred times. The
special effects are ridiculous. The first question when I
showed it to my friends was, "Wow, how did they get the
monkeys so well trained?" I'm like, "None of them were
real!" It's quite weird to see so much CG effects in the
real world, not some computer-generated world like "Avatar."
MTV: It was
also nice to see the tone wasn't jokey but rather dark and
was quite dark. I love that. A lot of people, when you say
"Apes," they think of Tim Burton's one and [think] that is
what this one is going to be like. It couldn't be further
from the truth. This movie is set in the world that we know,
rather than some alien-like planet. It's not that it's
scary, but it is so much more realistic. There's a real
sense that it could actually happen
MTV: This is
what would happen if you put James Franco in charge of a lab
you know it. You know it! All hell would break loose.
MTV: It must
also be nice to see yourself in a movie without Draco
Malfoy's bleached-blond hair.
funny you say that, because the first time we went out to
Vancouver for the screen tests, they had me there in the
outfit and [director] Rupert was like, "I like it, but you
need blond hair. I need you to look Californian." I was
like, "Seriously? Really?" He was like, "Yes!" And I was
like, "OK, if that's what you want." Then he digged me in
the ribs and [said] he was just winding me up. So we got off
to a good start, me and Rupert. But he was the first one to
say we want you looking as different as possible. That was
nice, because he wanted me based on what he'd seen
previously in "Potter" but also something completely
there one scene that you're particularly excited about?
There were so many. You know, I'm used to "Potter" secrecy,
but this is even more so. They've got me under lock and key
on this one. There's no book, so no one knows the story. I
had some great one-on-one scenes with Andy Serkis, who plays
the lead ape, Caesar. Those were amazing, because not only
was he doing the body movements flawlessly, but also facial
expressions and sounds.
MTV: Was it
always guys in motion-capture suits or did you ever have to
act opposite a tennis ball or the thin air?
such a strange system. They film it all with the stunt
performers who have learned for six months how to move like
an ape. It's actually quite scary, watching a dozen men
bouncing around the room like apes. They'd film that three
times, then we'd film one blank where it's just the humans,
then they match up stuff. They have an army of guys with
notepads marking all sorts of numbers and graphs and stuff.
I don't know how they pull it all off in the end. It's
MTV: Tell us
about your character. You play Brian Cox's son?
Yeah, when Caesar, our lead ape, gets too big for James
Franco's character to look after anymore, they have to put
him into a facility. Brian Cox, who plays my dad, owns it,
and I work there. Needless to say, I'm supposed to be
looking after the apes, but I really don't do that job very
well. I don't get on well with them and I'm not that
friendly with them. I'm kind of what instigates Caesar's
revolt against humans. Before that, he only knew James
Franco's character. He thought all humans were going to be
friendly and nice. It's through my father and my character
that he learns the perils of humanity and how bad we really
after Draco, you play another bad guy?
Well, he's not a good guy. People aren't going to be
cheering for me in this film, either. It's villainy, but on
a different level.
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28/04/2011: New Deathly Hallows trailer and Tom Felton in
the Empire Magazine! ♥
Eriky for finding this awesome picture of Tom in
Empire Magazine! Hope we'll have a bigger version soon,
as this pic is sooo wonderful!
Also the new
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer has been
is even half a second of Tom in there (see screenshot below
the video) ♥
Click to enlarge
else: Thanks to
SovJapan we will soon have
a special fan contest to help Japan! ♥ Watch this space for
more news on this! :)
27/04/2011 New MTV Interview with Tom Felton about Harry
Potter and moving to LA ♥
Tom himself (LOL) for tweeting this awesome interview of him
interesting (at least for me) is definitely the fact that he
is about to move to LA later this year with Jade and Timber!
:) Let's hope it's the right choice! ♥
Tom Felton Picks
Draco's 'Defining Moment' In 'Deathly Hallows'
'We see a
tough moment for him when he doesn't know where his
loyalties lie,' the 'Harry Potter' star tells MTV News.
Felton sees it, he's getting a little lazy these days. The
23-year-old "Harry Potter" star only has two mega-budget
summer flicks coming down the line this season. In a recent
MTV News interview, he laughed, "I should have worked it
there's a reason that in January we named you one of our
"11 for '11," the young
Hollywood players we were expecting big things from this
year. And you haven't disappointed.
comes "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," the
3-D conclusion to the boy-wizard franchise hitting theaters
July 15. Then on August 5, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
storms into the multiplex. It's going to be a very busy
summer for Felton, so we just had to talk with him as part
of our Summer Movie Preview. On Thursday, we'll be bringing
you the actor's wide-ranging comments on "Apes." Now, with
Felton as our guide, we dive into the world of "Harry
With the end of "Potter" and another potential franchise in
"Apes," does this summer feel like a particularly
significant period in your career?
much so, which is why I'm looking to moving out to L.A.
probably in the latter half of the year, mainly for work
reasons. It's a great way for me to be seen in a different
light, after the epic finale of "Potter."
MTV News: So
you're moving to L.A.?
Yeah, me, my girlfriend and my dog. I just need to sort out
everything with my dog. If she can come, then we're all
This is the final one — the final impression of Draco
Malfoy. In your mind, what's going to be his defining moment
in "Part 2"?
Well, he seems so conflicted and he doesn't know what to do.
When it comes to the final battle, he's still a bit confused
about which way he should go. It's only in the last stages
of the battle that he's really called upon from the dark
side when he's standing on the good side, and we see a tough
moment for him when he doesn't know where his loyalties lie.
That's definitely going to be the defining moment for Draco.
Hopefully, I nailed it. It's nice when I get sprung upon by
the mega "Harry Potter" fans and they say, "We understand
Draco's pain." It's like, "Thank you! That's a compliment!
That's a sign I must have done good."
MTV News: I
know you haven't seen the full thing, but they've been
screening it for audiences and the producers told us it's
brought people to tears.
spoke to [producer] David [Heyman] the other day, and he
said it got the highest rating of feedback of any "Potter"
ever. It kind of goes without saying that it's one of the
most highly anticipated films of, well, a really long time.
Everyone making it knows that it. It's going to be exciting.
I'm endlessly excited.
Have you seen bits and pieces?
saw bits and pieces when I did the ADR voice-looping. It
looked amazing. I was forgetting to do my lines because I
was just watching it going, "Wow, this is incredible!" And
that was only half-finished with the special effects.
didn't! That was one of the sections they were most
uncertain about and which route they were going. They were
talking about it being too long or not long enough. I'm not
entirely sure what it's going to be. I will say we filmed
it, but how it's there in the final cut, I don't know.
Did you take a prop at the end of the shoot?
Unfortunately, they're notoriously tight with those things.
People were expecting there to be 100 broomsticks, but there
weren't that many. There were, like, four. Naturally they
kept them under lock and key. To be fair, they'd probably be
better off in a museum than in my attic or my downstairs
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anticipated films of the coming months. Get ready to gorge
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He has a
special reason to be so happy! ;) Today is also the birthday
of his lovely girlfriend Jade, so we want to also wish her a
Country Boy Tom Felton donates 2000 eggs to Japan! ♥
heard about the horrible situation in Japan he immediately
wanted to help and contacted
SovJapan to ask if there is
anything he can do.
He did NOT
ONLY agree to the T-Shirt campaign we already reported of.
(More info on this
when Tom heard that there is a lack of protein food in the
suffering areas he also offered to donate 2000 eggs to
That’s how a
real country boy thinks and acts :)
I guess it’s
amazing how Tom wants to help (and actually DOES help) even
though he is so busy with his career on acting and music ♥
These were the adorable news I spoke of some days ago :) As
soon as I heard that it put a big smile on my face :)
We are really
proud to be fans of this amazing guy!
Here is the
report with pictures I got mailed by
SOV Japan to show you
the arrival of the eggs and more details on this awesome
eggs that Tom prepared were delivered to Rikuzen-Takata
area in the Iwate prefecture – one of the most damaged
areas from the quake and tsunami.
eggs were delivered by a person called “DJ Kousaku” who
is also a leader of a volunteer group named “Marugomi”.
(DJ Kosaku – the person with the red hat in all the
set up a base at the temple, which could be seen in the
photo “IMP0011” and from there, the eggs were delivered
to refuge centers and to the local people who did not
choose to stay at the center as there houses were still
there so that at least they could live in there.
(*IMP0011 – I understand that it doesn’t look much like
a temple, but this is since the photo was taken in the
residential quarter of the temple)
we heard from the local people was that they appreciated
this very much since they had no such chance to eat
enough proteins including eggs.
the local people were also overwhelmed to hear that Tom
had cared so much about a faraway town in Japan.
had a chance to talk to the leader (in his 30’s) at one
of the refuge center, who had introduced himself to us
as an ex-leader of a motorcycle gang.
he is doing physically heavy work in place of the older
However, a few days before the volunteer group’s visit,
his younger sister had been found out of the wrecks,
Still, he said that as a leader of the refuge center, he
is doing his utmost to face forward with a smile.
the suffering areas, there are more small and un-noticed
refuge centers which the government could not have been
able to reach out to.
these small refuge centers and local houses where people
still reside in, all we can count on is to the volunteer
Currently, the volunteers’ help is huge and vital.
14/04/2011: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Teaser Trailer
with a glimpse of Tom Felton is out now! ♥
just a little view on Tom, but as we are all looking forward
to his upcoming movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (long
title LOL) I thought I should show you! :)
screen shots of Tom:
20th Century Fox has
revealed the teaser trailer for
Rise of the Planet of the Apes,
opening in theaters on August 5. Directed by Rupert Wyatt,
the film stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow,
Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis as
Rise of the Planet of the Apes,
a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war
unlike any other. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that
brought to life the worlds of Avatar and "Lord of the Rings"
film is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that
delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and
intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended
destinies of man and primate.
thought - and we're sure you'll agree - that Tom was very
charming. He's clearly very clever, and likes to have a
chat. Before the interview even began we were chatting away
about coco pops and fat men on the train. It was fun.
about how much being in Harry Potter has changed his life -
and resulted in him being asked some ridiculous questions
about Draco Malfoy...
tells us about how Alan Rickman is ALWAYS Snape, and about
all the exciting stuff he's got coming up now he's finished
with the Harry Potter franchise, including his music...
even talks about his dog. Which is, of course, lovely. We're
glad he shared.
Enjoy the whole interview!
13/04/2011: From the Rough Movie Trailer & many Tom Felton
explain how much I am looking forward to this movie!
We'll keep you up to date with any news that reach us!
on Twitter! And please spread the word about this movie!
It's the first movie of Gyre Movies and they need ALL
support they can get! Thanks!
12/04/2011: New fan project!
Send a postcard to Tom Felton! ♥
Welcome to our newest fan
Since we had such a lovely
project last year which made not only us but only Tom very happy (read
our Paris report
for the whole meeting with Tom and the book) we now proudly present our
big project for the Tom Felton fan present 2011!!!
This idea was send to us by
Snookerprincess during our
and it's again
a great chance for you to get a personal message to Tom!
We all know he loves his fans and he loves to get presents made by us ♥
I wish you would have been able to see his face when we gave him
our last present!
It's not much you have
to to, just buy a postcard, stamp it and write some words for Tom on it.
Like you send a postcard to your family during a holiday :)
You can of course write whatever you want.
Her idea: To
let all fans send postcards with personal greetings from
their cities/countries which will be collected in an album
we personally give to Tom when we meet him again!
Details on this project will follow very soon!
to be "the chosen one" you will also soon receive these
T-shirts (the grey one friendly donated by
Six String Productions ♥ )
to the guys of
Six String Productions who
donated one of the prices and allowed us to use their pic
for the other prices ♥
11/04/2011: New interview with Tom Felton on Deathly Hallows
published this awesome interview with Tom talking about his
work on Harry Potter :)
Interview with Tom Felton for Harry Potter and The Deathly
Hallows Part 1
nearly upon us and the clever bunnies at Warner Brothers
have just released Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part
1 on DVD and Blu–ray knowing all too well that it will be
high up on everybody’s ‘to watch’ list during the holidays.
So a few
weeks ago, whilst you were probably fantasizing about the
evening of pancake gluttony awaiting you and making
half-hearted Lenten promises to give up all things
addictive, fattening or chocolate covered, HeyUGuys met up
with a certain infamous Slytherin who goes by the name of
Tom Felton in the Muggle world.
HeyUGuys: You’ve grown up with the Harry Potter books and
films since you were 12 years old, what does it feel like
now that it’s almost over?
Felton: It’s a bizarre feeling. I’d love to come up
with a really good answer for that! But firstly it doesn’t
really feel like we’ve finished because we still have stuff
to look forward to and the end is still quite a while away.
Then the other half of me felt very strange when I was
thanked for my services for the last 10 years and told ‘see
you later!’ It’s a kind of emptiness as well as a huge sense
of anticipation. This is what we’ve all been looking forward
to the last 5 or 6 years. This one final movie without
question is the one we think will be the best and we’re very
excited to be ending on such a high.
HeyUGuys: Is it all about the premiere this summer then?
Yeah in a lot of ways it is. I heard on the radio
yesterday actually that they’re planning this Trafalgar
Square/Leicester Square collaboration premiere and I’m very
excited that we’re going to be the guinea pigs, if you will,
testing it out and being the first ones to actually do that!
Hopefully it’ll become a more regular thing after that. I
envisioned us abseiling down the Odeon or helicopter in!
Bungee jump off into the crowd! So what’s actually planned
is a little less dramatic but it should be a lot safer.
HeyUGuys: You weren’t an unknown actor before starting the
Harry Potter saga, we remember you in The Borrowers
(“squished, might get squished”) so what’s next?
(laughs) Oh wow that’s just brought it all back to
me!Well as we’ve just mentioned it was
weird to begin with when the Harry Potter folk were like
‘see you later.’ I thought to myself, ‘well, what do I do
now then?’ I went on holiday briefly to Italy but we had to
cut the trip short to head over to Vancouver to shoot
Rise of the Planet of the Apes which is the
prequel to Planet of the Apes. It came
literally out of nowhere. They wanted me to play somebody
rather unpleasant so I thought great that’s nothing too
different from what I’ve been doing! Although it is a world
away from the world of Hogwarts. It was great fun, 5 weeks
in Vancouver with James Franco as the lead and it was
amazing working with him, he’s an incredibly talented guy.
Horribly good-looking! Also The Apparition,
will be coming out in October as well which is another
horror/thriller we did with Ashley Greene
from the Twilight films. She’s beautiful
and also incredibly talented so it was really nice to get
the chance to work with her.
HeyUGuys: In the films you and Harry are meant to be
schoolyard enemies but how do you and Daniel Radcliffe get
on in real life?
We don’t get on at all. We’re method…I’ve hate him
now for 7 years. We haven’t spoken for maybe 9 years now, I
think… (laughs) I had you going for a second there didn’t I?
No, we are incredibly good friends! I think one of the
things which fans forget is that we spend most of the day as
Tom and Daniel chatting about cricket and all sorts of
nonsense. Only 5% of the day is spent as Potter and Malfoy!
Hopefully our love for each other outweighs our hatred for
one another on screen.
HeyUGuys: Did you and the cast ever consider commemorating
your time together on set, maybe a Lord of The Rings style
It’s funny you should mention that, I was the one
who instigated the thought. I said a lightning bolt on the
left buttock would be very apt and when we got to the
premiere we could all just get them out and moon the
paparazzi! No, unfortunately it didn’t go down. I genuinely
wanted to get a little Slytherin snake. We had rings and at
one point we were considering heating the rings up and
branding ourselves as the Slytherin boys, and needless to
say that idea didn’t last long. It would have been a nice
idea and I would have been up for a small lightning bolt
somewhere! (HeyUGuys said there’s still time!)
Well said! There is still time, maybe I can coerce
a few of the cast into it.
HeyUGuys: Is it fun being bad?
100%. It’s so much better than being good like the rest of
them. I get to be the exact opposite of what I am in real
life. I’ll be talking about cricket one minute and the next
I get to be this real arsehole! For lack of a better word.
But that’s more in the previous years, in the last few films
I’ve really enjoyed having the chance to show the story of
how bullies usually have the worst backgrounds of all.
Certainly with their parents and definitely with Draco we
see he has awful parental influences and that really is the
reason why he is who he is. In the last two films we
actually see him step away from that background and his
parents’ burden because he’s realizing that maybe he’s not
cut out for the evil lifestyle.
HeyUGuys: Are you fitting in any pancakes today between
Oh! Don’t! (laughs) I’m really angry about Pancake
Day. I make pancakes probably bi–weekly. I’m a pancake
fiend! And I’m an expert, now I’m not trying to toot my own
trumpet but toot toot, I happen to make a great pancake and
I can flip them and all sorts! But today is the day that’s
really made for me and it’s a day for me to shine! I’m not a
culinary master but today’s the day I get to go up to all
my friends and say ‘ look love, back off, let me show you
how it’s done.’ And I can’t do it tonight because
unfortunately I have previous engagements.
HeyUGuys: Are you giving up anything for lent?
It’s 40 days and 40 nights right? What can I live
without for that long… Maybe I can give up pancakes but I
doubt it somehow.
HeyUGuys: Does playing a villain ever attract
negative attention from very serious or agitated fans?
Most certainly! I’ve witnessed it a few times,
especially across the pond. The Americans seem to take it
more literally than anyone I think. I’ve upset a few minors
and reduced a few 6 year olds to tears. We also get quite a
lot of kids visiting the set and they’re always like
‘DANIEL!! Emma! Rupert!!’ and then they cower away from me.
I always seem to push it a bit too far! I say to them ‘Hi,
I’m Tom, I’m a really nice guy, I’m not evil’ but they just
see me and think no thanks. No handshake, nothing. I’ve been
boo’d and hissed too. But I take it as a compliment you
know? I consider it as good as applause!
HeyUGuys: Have the film tours taken you anywhere
Yeah! So many places and we always get such an
amazingly warm welcome. I mean, I’d never been to Mexico
before and we got there and it was just astonishing the
welcome we received. It’s fantastic not only to get to see
the country but to have the chance to thank all the
thousands of people who support us and who you never even
really knew were following you.
HeyUGuys: What’s your favourite Harry Potter book?
Chamber of Secrets. I don’t know why, the name
maybe? I’m drawn in by that book. Gilderoy Lockhart is the
funniest character in the books in my opinion and there’s
something about the basilisk, this huge deadly snake, which
is just really cool.
HeyUGuys: Is it your favourite of the films too?
I’m a tart. Every film has just got better and
better so right now it’s the Half–Blood Prince but as soon
as Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is released it’ll be that!
Because they just get better, not just through FX but in
terms of storyline and it gets more adult which suits me.
HeyUGuys: Have any of the big actors and actresses you’ve
worked with over the years given you any memorable advice?
All of them, literally every single one. So much
sticks out but Helena Bonham Carter is definitely somebody
who I learned a lot from. She’s a quirky but lovely lovely
woman, she’s quiet and delicate then the camera rolls and
she transforms into this berserk and frightening character!
Sometimes people couldn’t help but give her a little ripple
of applause after her take because it was so incredible. She
gave me some great advice to do the opposite of what your
character’s doing. So if you’re character’s crying, tell
yourself that you can’t cry. That way nothing you do is
forced and it can come naturally. That was really inspiring
advice but to be honest every single one of the actors has
given me literally something to walk away with. Not just the
adults either, I’ve learned so much from Daniel, Rupert and
Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is released on Blu-ray
10/04/2011: Day 2 for Tom Felton at Supernova Melbourne ♥
Today was the
second day of Toms attendance at Supernova in Melbourne,
Australia and like yesterday tons of awesome pictures and
comments reached us.
is going out to buy the new HP DVD tomorrow!!! I
definitely am! Behind the scenes is always so
interesting, even for me still! x
available onAmazon UKor at your local shops tomorrow!
it was out in Germany already on Friday, so I
already have mine :D
09/04/2011: Tom Felton today at Supernova in Melbourne / Fan
day at Supernova, this time in Melbourne, where a sick Tom
made a lot of fans happy :)
We hope he is
better tomorrow! ♥♥♥
So many pictures
and reports reached us, it was hard to choose what we should
post here :)
Instead of making it even harder by choosing which pictures
to post, I'll now post the report by one lucky and happy fan
who had an awesome meeting with Tom ♥
This is why this
was the best day of my life, this is why Tom Felton is my
most favourite actor in the entire world! <3
Okay, today, the
9th of April 2011 was by far the most exciting, greatest,
amazing day of my whole life. I met my long time favourite
character from Harry Potter and one of my most favourite
actors, from the very very beginning, Tom ‘Draco Malfoy’
The day began when I went to Cassie’s house at around
11:30am, and stayed there for a few hours, we watched Harry
Potter, of course! And then around 2pm, we started getting
ready, then at 3:15 her cousin picked us up and took her to
her place to get changed then another one of her cousins
came and picked us up from her house to go to Supanova!
This is the exciting part ~ We weren’t at Supanova by like
4:30pm and by this time I was so worried that we wouldn’t
meet Tom, because he said he was leaving at 5:30pm and the
line was massive. We got our photo tokens and tried to find
the end of the line, it was like 1287984 metres long, we
managed to push out way in ;D and we were waiting in the
line, then one of the volunteers came up to us and said that
Tom said that “he isn’t leaving until everyone has their
photos” (he is obviously the nicest famous person ever, I
don’t know anyone else who’d do that).
We were in line
for ages but we were in front of this nerdy guy, who was
absoulutly beautiful and cute, we had great conversations, I
made a best friend! <3 He was that great!
Half way down the line, it came to a complete stop, the
printers and camera had overheated! When I heard this my
heart dropped, we waited around for abit longer then it
started moving again, you can image how happy I was!
Next thing we know, we were only 5 people away from him.
And I could see him taking photos with others, he is so so
And then next
thing you know it was my turn to have photo with him.
I walked in
smiling like crazy, Tom smiled back so lovingly, he greeted
me with open arms and gave me a half hug, asked how I was
and said hoping I have had a great day, before we had our
photo taken, then after the photo, I asked him for a hug
and his like “of course, come here sweety” and then gave me
a massive bear hug he wrapped both his arms around me like
quite tightly, my head was resting on his shoulder, he was
so warm and smelt so so nice, and gives the best hugs ever!
Then before I left he was like “thankyou for coming to see
me, it means alot” <3 <3 jkdfhkdjhfkjdh then after that I
walked out of the photoroom, smiling like a tard, trying to
It was seriously
the most amazing day in my entire life!
Thankyou Tom <3
ps. he also
loved my necklace, it was my Hogwarts one!
pps. he stayed 1 hour overtime, that’s how great he is!
ppps. this story is over 500 words long!
BEST DAY EVER!
NOTHING WILL RUIN IT, NOTHING WILL UPSET ME, BECAUSE I DON’T
CARE. I MET TOM FELTON!
You find much
more pictures from today in our
galleries! :D More to come!
Plus tomorrow will be a second day with Tom Felton, so watch
this space for more news on him! ♥
08/04/2011: Buy an exclusive Tom Felton T-Shirt to help
Japan's victims! ♥
Finally we can
present what we are awaiting for several weeks now!
SovJapan made a special
project together with Tom and is selling these awesome
T-Shirts to help the victims of the Japanese earthquake last
Here are Tom's tweets about it:
Started a T-shirt campaign,Please join
me and help people in Japan. Please RT!
Here is the original
article, but it's all in Japanese ;)
We got the
information that also people from outside Japan can order
the T-Shirts by sending an
Email to Sov Japan ♥
us e-mail to order TOM's charity T at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will reply you from next Monday. Thanks for your support
The T-Shirt will
be 45 USD including postage to overseas, 15 USD out of this
will be directly donated to
Payment can be made via Paypal!
07/04/2011: Another new Video! First News Interview with Tom
of Tom with
Tom talks about his role in Harry Potter and much more! ♥
First News TV
recently caught up with Tom Felton (a.k.a. Draco Malfoy) to
talk about his role in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows: Part 1'. Here's part one of the interview.
And part 2:
07/04/2011: New Video - Tom Felton with Sydney Morning
Herald this morning! ♥
road trip he did yesterday with his brother,
being bullied at school during Harry Potter and much more.
Interview from this morning (Australian time) with the "Sydney
A must for you
Just click on
the picture to watch the video! :)
BTW: We hope his
throat is better now ♥
06/04/2011: Great article about "White Other" and Tom
Felton's future after Harry Potter ♥
White Other just showed us
on Twitter this wonderful article about Tom's awesome
short movie "White
Other" Thanks for
letting us know! ♥
In this article
Gary Hamrick talks about
the short movie and has an interesting prediction of Tom's
career after harry Potter :)
With that said,
I was sitting here watching a short film the other day with
two of the actors from the film. The first was actor Tom
Felton, best known as Draco Malfoy from the series and the
other being Imelda Stauton, who played the ever creepy
Dolores Umbridge. The movie was called
Other. It’s a short about the aftermath of a gang
attack in a London suburb. It’s currently being submitted to
festivals and I understand that it was submitted to The
Atlanta Film Festival. (Maybe we will get to see it here
It was odd but
refreshing seeing Felton and Stauton in non-Potter roles. It
also reinforced a thought that had occurred to me about the
kids on the Potter series. Some of these kids have quite a
bright future ahead of them if they don’t go and screw it
Best of all is
THIS prediction for Tom:
Felton – I think he will be one of the breakout stars from
the series in the sense that he will get a lot of good
roles. A lot of these roles will be “the heavy” for a few
years but I suspect he will emerge from that and have quite
an interesting career.
I mostly like
his comment about being photographed during his holidays. I
knew that and that's exactly the reason why we don't post
most of these pics :)
Another thank you goes to TomFeltonAU (not to mix up with
our Twitter TomFeltonEU lol) for this nice article and video
about Tom from
The Sydney Morning Herald
to watch the video and see the original article
Is it a bird, is
it a plane, or is it Justin Bieber? No, it's a Harry Potter
star posing for photos with hoards of giggling fans.
action like Chewbacca's roar, Australia's annual Supanova
pop culture expo began its 2011 tour in Brisbane at the
science fiction fans, comic book nerds, geeks and Japanese
anime freaks braved lengthy queues and warm weather in their
quest to conquer this year's event.
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"Doc" Lloyd failed to materialise, leaving Back to the
Future aficionados crestfallen, but there was plenty of
excitement among would-be wizards with the presence of Tom
Felton, otherwise known as Harry Potter's arch nemesis,
waited to get a photograph with the young actor, which led
to bemused expressions from more than few of the older
“You've got to
feel for the others,” said Jessica Nicholson, 15, of Albion.
“I don't really know who a couple of them are but I might
just line up for their autograph anyway.”
There was a
strong vampire theme at the event, with Charisma Carpenter
and Clare Kramer of '90s cult show Buffy the Vampire Slayer
joining Dennis O'Hare of True Blood.
who recently appeared with Sylvester Stallone in action
flick The Expendables, said she was always pleasantly
surprised by the dedication of Buffy fans.
intense,” Ms Carpenter said. “They really love you and
sometimes you're not worthy.”
A day at
Supanova was about more than rubbing shoulders with stars,
with a veritable galaxy of stalls and displays featuring all
manner of merchandise, literature and pop culture pulp.
of the Queensland Quidditch League said they were hoping to
recruit more players to compete in the “fastest growing
sport in the world”.
were several challenges associated with adapting the Harry
Potter flying broomstick game for “real-life”.
“Well, yeah, we
can't fly,” Ms Caldwell said. “We play on the ground, but
your basic principles are the same. Players try to get the
quaffle [ball] through the hoops. Also, in our version, the
snitch, a winged, golden orb, is actually a human.
“We still make
sure we dress up and have fun.”
most impressive part of the expo was the fans' devotion to
dressing up for the occasion.
A popular event
in the costume play community, Supanova is a voyeuristic
delight of elaborate outfits and designs.
ensembles may be better conceived than others, the sheer
scale and effort involved makes it hard not to yield to the
The Supanova pop
culture expo arrives in Melbourne on April 8 before heading
to Sydney and Perth. Other stars include Simon Pegg and Nick
Frost. Tickets and further information available via the
Watch this space
for more news on our contest winners soon! ♥
04/04/2011: "Nine to Five"
Exclusive Interview: Tom Felton (he's NOT playing the Korean
in From the Rough LOL)
I am not sure, but I don't think I saw this interview
Tom talks about "Harry Potter", his future thoughts and his
upcoming movie "From the Rough"
("I’m not playing the Korean" LOL) to the Australian
only a few months left until the release of “Harry
Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2” the final chapter
in The Harry Potter series, there is excitement being
built around how the story will end for the much loved
young wizard. And as Harry’s wand is drawn for the last
time against the powers of evil, Felton talks about his
experiences starring in the phenomenon that is the world
of Harry Potter.
Obviously, you have dialogue and everything, but so much
of your performance in the film has really kind of been
in your expression in your eyes and on your face. Do you
It’s so nice because Draco is such a well-written
character. They’re all beautifully written characters,
but he’s so defined, and I feel like there’s no
hesitation when I’m playing him, which is so nice. I’m
sure that’s over ten years of getting to know him, of
course, as well. But, yeah, to me he’s a very defined
character and a lot of the time, yeah. You don’t need
the words and I’m very lucky, again, that we have such
fantastic actors around me. Really, little effort was
required. I had to do more not to laugh when Daniel and
I were about two inches away. That was far more of a
worry. We had great fun doing that.
Can you talk about working with David Yates, the
Sure. I mean, I owe everything to David. Before working
on the sixth film, actually, I wasn’t even sure whether
I wanted to do this, really, as a living, and he is well
and truly embedded with a massive passion for film
making. He’s the most enthusiastic man I’ve ever worked
with and also the most gentle and approachable, which is
really, really nice. But, to know that he’s actually
been working now for basically a year solid without a
break, literally, and he’s still so excited now to crack
on with the next part. He really cares and it’s so nice
to have that sort of passion on the set.
it always your experience to not see the movie until the
I like to. I really like to wait. There’s something so
nice about the energy in the cinema, and how everyone
kind of applauds when it comes on. The tune that’s
played straight away shivers down my spine and I’m in
there. Even I’m getting tingly thinking about it now,
but it was really, really nice. I much prefer to watch
it with everyone, most definitely.
How did you feel at the end of the movie?
I was blown away. It went before my eyes and someone
told me it was two and a bit hours. It flew by, as far
as I’m concerned. It felt like an hour to me and it
really had such a lovely transition. It looked,
visually, stunning, I thought; the stuff in the woods
just looked so beautiful. And the acting was phenomenal,
especially from Daniel, Rupert and Emma, I really
thought, actually, especially Rupert. I love seeing Ron
as this pissed off guy [Laughs] rather than this happy
daffy guy. So, it was nice to see the actual conflict
between the three of them and I think all three of them
Career-wise, what are you looking forward to? What would
you like to do at this point?
Just to continue acting. I’ve been so grateful for the
last 10 years and it would be wonderous to continue
that. Obviously, it’s quite hard to go up when you start
on Harry Potter. So, needless to say, it’s going to be a
different style of project, whatever’s next, but I hope
I can find something that I’m passionate about and that
I can really sink my teeth into and put some of myself
into. So, fingers crossed.
You think it will be more film or stage?
I really haven’t closed any doors. My eyes are wide-open
to any opportunities out there right now that I find
interesting. So, yeah, I mean, 2011’s going to be
exciting. We’ll see what happens.
You were filming in The States recently. You’re filming
something right now?
I just finished shooting something in New Orleans and
independent film called From the Rough.
Can you talk about the differences between filming for
that and a giant production like Harry Potter?
I can’t describe how different they really were. Polar
opposites. Time is really what it is and money buys you
time and the luxury that Warner’s had on this was 280
days, nearly 300 days to do two films, whereas we had
twenty-one to do one film in From the Rough. I mean, in
many ways that’s great because the energy of a scene
stays there and you shoot that and then you just switch
the camera around and you go that way, which is really
nice rather than waiting four hours in between, but,
equally, it’s so nice on Potter that you had such
attention to detail and care and if it wasn’t right then
they’d come back tomorrow and they’d shoot it again,
whereas it’s very different in the real world. It’s very
different because films are kept to a ridiculous
schedule and they have to move on regardless of the
quality. So, that’s always a bit of a concern and it was
a real learning lesson for me there. No, 25 takes.
You’ve got two. So get it right. [Laughs] And it was
rather a wake-up call.
Can you tell us anything about From the Rough?
It’s based on a true story about a famous American coach
who wants to bring some diversity to the school and so
she hands out five golf scholarships to five
internationals, a Korean chap, an Australian, a French
Algerian, an American and a Brit, and I play the South
Korean. [Laughs] I said that yesterday to a deadpan
table. [Laughs] I said, ‘Just to confirm, I’m not
playing the Korean. I’m the British guy, yeah.’ So, it
was a lot of fun doing that, actually. I really enjoyed
my time out there.
What kind of school was it?
Golf. Sorry I didn’t mention that. Yeah, golf. If it was
Ballet or Tap Dancing I may have not been quite so keen
to jump in.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, will be
available on DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand and for digital
download on April 15.
03/04/2011: More pics and even a video of @TomFelton in
Brisbane today! ♥
Just found this super cute video Tom Felton did for a fan who wasn't
That's Tom how we know him :)
And new pictures
turned up, all from this weekend at Supernova :)
Tom left a lot of happy fans, just watch his reply feed on