Let’s take a moment to recognize the brilliant symbolism of Draco seeing Harry in the fractured mirror during the bathroom scene in HBP. When Moaning Myrtle mentioned a boy crying in her bathroom, Harry couldn’t even imagine it was Malfoy because he didn’t think the Slytherin had a heart. From the handshake rejection in the very beginning, Harry brushed Draco aside as a cartoonish villain or petty rival, but this scene illustrated a shift in their relationship. Harry realized Draco’s humanity for the first time, and it was by looking in a fucking mirror. They’re both broken in their own ways, but in the end, they’re a reflection of each other.

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What are you going to miss the most about Draco?

Tom Felton: He’s a sweetheart. Everyone’s like, “Oh, he’s horrible,” but I feel really sorry for him. Harry has it easy. He has all these great influences saying, “Do this, do that, be the hero,” and Draco doesn’t even have that option. It’s, “Go and be evil or Voldemort is going to kill you,” which is pretty horrific really. But as much as he is a sweetheart, Draco’s delightfully horrible most of the times and I’ve had a lot of joy in doing that.