Tom Felton chats Harry Potter and Planet of the Apes
Tom Felton, who plays the blond-headed, conflicted Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, is looking forward to an uber-busy summer with a little movie coming out called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Also on his plate? Felton stars in another highly anticipated flick, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which hits the big screen on August 5.
The 23-year-old British actor chatted to MTV News about the buzz around his upcoming movies and his final role in Harry Potter as Draco Malfoy, who is torn between good and evil. “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,” Felton revealed. “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.”
Tom Felton also addressed the rumors about multiple endings to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 after Helen McCrory, who portrays Draco’s mother Narcissa Malfoy, said several different scenes had been shot. “Different endings is definitely an exaggeration. One of the beauties we had is that we stuck originally to the book and filmed everything. Now, of course, we can’t have a four-hour film. Obviously, the director is going to have to pick and choose. Even I’m excited to see exactly what happens, because I haven’t seen the final cut,” said Felton. “There will definitely be alterations. Not necessarily alternate endings. I’m sorry to inform you that Draco doesn’t win in the end and overpower Harry and get the girl! It just doesn’t happen for him, I’m afraid.”
Just weeks after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is released, Tom Felton will be spotted again in theaters in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Also starring James Franco, Freida Pinto and John Lithgow, the latest Apes movie serves as an origins story and is set in modern-day San Francisco. Although details are closely guarded, Felton revealed that he once again plays a somewhat shady character. “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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