Cast and crew members form a special camaraderie while filming, whether it’s for a huge studio production or a low-budget indie. Forming an off-screen friendship or relationship is often required of professional cast members. That link, though, has the same potential for lasting or fading in the real world as any other temporary work. But I can only imagine how different it is for young actors.
Taking part in a film production of any kind must be a fantastically exciting adventure for kids, especially when compared to the experiences of their adult counterparts. More than that, it’s hard to imagine the closeness the kid performers of the “Harry Potter” trilogy developed over the course of ten years on set.
How is the Off-screen Relationships Between Harry Potter Characters?
Most of these robed actors spent a large portion of their formative years working together, so it’s intriguing to speculate on how their off-screen relationships contrasted to those of their robed characters.
Example: Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton’s Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy hated each other for nearly the entirety of the eight films they starred in. But how did that reflect in their normal hangouts when they weren’t being filmed? Were they pals, or what? Actual antagonists?
What has become of their one-of-a-kind bond in the intervening years after the last film was released? Back then, Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe were pals, and that hasn’t changed.
Young actors Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton had the unenviable task of embodying one of the most iconic fictional rivalries in media history. However, in a recent interview with CBS Mornings, Felton discussed the actor’s genuine connection. A prompt “I love the man dearly” came back from him.
“I don’t see him as much as I’d like to — that’s the same for all of us, really. But I consider him a brother, definitely. Huge amounts of respect for him.” Felton’s interpretation of the bond between Harry and Draco in the books may have contributed to their continued friendship. “You have one boy who has no parents, no money, no status, but he has everything that is good with the world,” Felton said.
Draco, on the other hand, was the polar opposite in his eyes. Continuing, he stated, “And the other side is the slightly darker one with very powerful parents … but also a bully and someone that can’t find a way of expressing his light, because he hasn’t been shown any his entire life,”.
How Was Felton Experience as a Young Actor?
During the course of the interview, Felton discussed his released memoir, “Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard,” in which he details his experiences as a young actor on the “Harry Potter” set.
Besides talking about his longtime connection with Radcliffe, he also claims that the book provides interesting details regarding the making of the Harry Potter films.
Variety highlights a section of the novel in which Radcliffe remembers utilising a printed picture of Cameron Diaz as a cue for knowing where to gaze during the filming of green-screened broomstick sequences. Certainly a humiliating truth that could only be said by a guy who is appearing to detest another guy while actually being buddies with him.