Tom: I forget which game it was, but it was a couple of years ago, where one of the other Harry Potter characters and I, we played on the dueling, you know, on the - I think it was the Nintendo Wii when it first came out with all the spells.
But I sucked, man. I kept losing. Like Draco was the worst character to play with, I swear. So, I think they made him on purpose, they made him slightly worse just to remind everyone that he’s not a good character and he shouldn’t beat the good guys.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Tom Felton’s character, Draco Malfoy, gets hurt when he insults a Hippogiff and has to be carried to the hospital wing by Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). “Hagrid has to pick me up,” Tom explains, “and for that to work size-wise they had to build a miniature model of me that was 30 percent smaller than myself.” The model of a smaller Draco successfully gave the illusion of a larger Hagrid, but not without some unforeseen consequences. “My mum was there that day,” says Tom, “and I was like, ‘Wow look at me! It’s me lying dead on the floor!” My mum was just horrified. She nearly went faint. I was asking whether we could take it home,” he laughs. “I thought it was a brilliant thing to put in your bed. You know, pretend you’re sleeping and make a run or something like that. But she was not impressed at all, she was horrified- which is a credit to the people who made it. Obviously it did look just like me if it managed to scare my mum!”