Harry Potter star Tom Felton is all grown up and looks nothing like Draco Malfoy anymore
While the 31-year-old star's appearance would be the talk of the town, his interview with host Piers Morgan ended up being quite awkward
After the conclusion of the 'Harry Potter' series, actor Tom Felton — who played the character of Harry's arch-nemesis Draco Malfoy in the franchise — has carved out roles in the likes of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' as well as other minor films such as 'The Apparition,' 'From the Rough,' and critically acclaimed period drama film 'Belle.' But if his most recent appearance on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain' (GMB) is anything to go by, his role in the popular fantasy series will follow him around for the rest of his life.
The actor, who was a guest on the talk show to promote his upcoming sci-fi series 'Origin,' soon found himself the talk of social media, mostly because of his drastic change in appearance. Sporting glasses, some cheek stubble, and surprisingly thinning hair, fans couldn't help but wonder how the actor, who is still just 31-years-old, looked so time-worn.
A lot of netizens could not get over the hair. One wrote, "Could've washed your hair," while others similarly commented, "Tom Felton on GMB get a haircut boy!!" and "Please!! Someone do something with Tom Felton's hair!" Another user posted quite cruelly, "Tom Felton hasn't aged well and doesn't look like he realizes he was going on the telly..."
But it wasn't all bad news, some were quite infatuated with the star's new look. "Tom Felton looked so good on Good Morning Britain today; I'm in love," one Twitter user wrote. Another fawned over the actor as well, posting, "Tom Felton on Good Morning Britain has absolutely made me day already!"
While his appearance would be the talk of the town, his interview with host Piers Morgan ended up being quite awkward. Morgan started off the conversation by stating that he didn't fancy any of the Harry Potter films and that he'd never watched a single one in his life.
"I have never watched a Harry Potter film," he admitted. "You mean little to me in that context as a Harry Potter star. However my eldest son has never wanted to see me in action on this programme in his life, has no interest in anything I’ve ever done in my life, but he has come in at this ungodly hour just because he heard you were on the show. He’s actually got a Harry Potter tattoo."
A 'magic' moment with Piers Morgan's son today 🎩 🔮Getting up very early for Harry Potter star Tom Felton, but maybe not so much his dad 😄 pic.twitter.com/zUNUlkUXqS— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) 7 November 2018
"I feel like despite my own lack of interest this is how far Harry Potter has permeated the public interest," he added. "When my own children are emblazoned with permanent symbols of what you guys stand for." While Morgan wasn't too awed by the 31-year-old's presence, his son Spencer, a self-professed Potterhead, couldn't help but be excited to meet one of his idols. Spencer popped into the studio to meet Felton and showed off a piece of artwork inked on his arm that paid homage to the Deathly Hallows films.
Tom, for his part, confessed it was an incredible opportunity to be a part of the Harry Potter series and said it had changed the course of his life. "The Harry Potter flame is not going anywhere anytime soon. I'm meeting new fans every day," he said. "It has changed my life beyond recognition. At the same time I don't see myself as a Harry Potter star. I only feel like that when I get questioned."