In its latest issue, BRAVO talks to the “Harry Potter” star about his girlfriend and his dream role as the bad guy.
Bravo: With “Harry Potter” you became world-famous over night. Do the girls stand in line for you now?
Tom: I actually get many love letters. But for two years now I have had a serious relationship – and I am faithful! My girlfriend’s name is Jade Olivia Gordon and she is twenty-two years old. We met at the “Harry Potter” set, where she works as the Stunt Coordinator’s Assistant.
Bravo: Is there sometimes also stress between you, because you are working together?
Tom: Often the shootings go from seven o’clock in the morning to 9 o’clock in the evening – fourteen hours long! Thus I do not have a lot of spare time. If I did not see Jade on the set, we would have no time with each other. Therefore, I am genuinely happy that we work together.
Bravo: You’ve been in front of the camera since your childhood. Does such a life also have disadvantages?
Tom: At that time I found it dumb that I could never go on class trips. However, I was allowed to live my dream at the same time and could be a actor. I will, however, never lose the ground under my feet because I still have my old friends from former times. And none of them are interested in the fact that I’m acting.
Bravo: Did you ever meet hostility, because you are so famous?
Tom: Never! Naturally, I often see people on the road whispering, “Look, that is the person from ‘Harry Potter’!” But nobody got nasty towards me. And if I should shave off my blond hair, nobody will recognize me anymore (laughs)!
Bravo: As Draco, you are a bad opponent in “Harry Potter.” Is it fun for you to play such a meany?
Tom: Sure! First, Draco always wanted to hunt and annoy Harry. Then, he goes totally crazy and wants to even kill humans! But he develops suddenly genuine feelings and repents for what he did. That is, for each actor, a dream role. I love Draco!
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