Tom Felton confirms with MTV that 36 is old, breaks hearts everywhere while doing so.

It seems when Tom was on the phone yesterday massively squeeing about his MTV Best Villain award nomination, he got a bit chatty about preparations for filming the epilogue portion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part II. Tom revealed to MTV News the magic behind the lens will include not only prosthetics, but CGI technology.

But what’s this about 36 being slump-in-your-walk old, Tom? You’re only as old as you feel. 😛

We’ve been openly speculating about it for far too long: How will the minds behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” shoot the story’s epilogue, which picks up almost two decades in the future? Would director David Yates and his team hire older actors to stand in for Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the cast or would he employ special effects to age the familiar “Potter” faces?

Now we know for sure. Speaking with MTV News, co-star Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) revealed that he and the rest of the cast will play older versions of their characters. What’s more — achieving those looks will require a mix of prosthetics and CGI technology.

“For nearly two months, we’ve all been doing prosthetic tests and all sorts of preparation for the epilogue,” Felton said. “I’ve been having some aging training. You’ve got to walk differently. There’s a slump in your walk.”

Those tests must have been successful because a schedule to shoot the scene has already been set. “It’s going to be the last big thing that we do. It’s going to be on location,” he explained, going on to say that it should take three days of filming to complete.

Until then, he’s been busy practicing how to play a character on the verge of turning 40. So how exactly does one train to be old?

“It’s bizarre,” Felton laughed. “We have a lovely guy who comes in. It was a little weird the first time — imagine you’ve got weights on your arms! There have been a number of times where I nearly laughed and I had to hold it in.”

Felton should finally wrap up his decade-long commitment to the franchise in June, about six months before the November release date of the first part of “Deathly Hallows.” And while a bit of sadness has crept into the proceedings at the thought of leaving the series behind, he’s eagerly anticipating the chance to film the epilogue at long last and thankful that he — and not an older actor — will be in front of the camera when it all goes down.

“We’re probably at the most exciting bit,” he said. “Certainly the part I’ve been most looking forward to. It’s going to be very exciting.”


18 thoughts on “Tom Felton confirms with MTV that 36 is old, breaks hearts everywhere while doing so.

  1. If Draco could relax for 5 seconds he wouldn’t be slumping at that age!!!!! Lol! I’m closer to that age than he is & I have a spring in my step!

  2. So very very true. Only a 22 year old living in a magical world of Harry Potter would think that 36 is old 🙂

  3. I always imagine Draco as he is portrayed in FanFiction: gorgeous tall blond, elegant with aristocratic bearing 🙂

  4. I have to side with the others who already KNOW 36 is young, young, young, What I would give to have my 36 yr old legs and spine back again. There was no slump then, I can assure Tom.

    • Myself, I’m still only a few years away from turning 36, Honey.

      I guess it must feel indeed bizarre playing an age you haven’t reached yet, but I think everyone doesn’t walk the same way nor at the same pace either, acording to whatever they’ve been through previously.

      Keep practicing, enjoy these very last moments at best, and the rest will follow.

      Wih Love,


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