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.
Tom Felton: Yeah, a lot of people have commented on the Voldemort/Draco moment. It was special… It was special. He has a firm grip. It was pretty terrifying. It wasn’t in the script and we did that take about 25 times, he only hugged me once. It was a one-off thing that he just threw at me. I’m standing there going, “What the hell is he doing? Why is he hugging me in this weird fashion!” It’s pretty terrifying stuff - He held it for about ten seconds and I thought, “Is this going to end?” I was baffled and even more baffling was that that was the take they used!
No young man, no matter how great, can know his destiny. He cannot glimpse his part in the great story that is about to unfold. Like everyone, he must live and learn. And so it will be for the young warlock arriving at the gates of Camelot. A boy that will, in time, father the legend. His name: Merlin.