Emma Watson reveals moment she "fell in love" with Tom Felton on the Harry Potter set
29 December 2021, 14:37 | Updated: 23 June 2023, 16:38
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"I’ve always had a soft spot for her and that continues to this day."
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Emma Watson has revealed what made her fall in love with Tom Felton while making the Harry Potter movies and it's too cute for words.
If you were once obsessed with the iconic franchise you'll know fans have always shipped Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy, and their real-life counterparts Emma Watson and Tom Felton.
Although their characters hated each other on-screen, off-screen Emma and Tom are incredibly close. In 2011, Emma actually admitted on The Jonathan Ross Show that Tom was her first crush when she was 10 years old.
Back in January 2022, Emma, Tom and the rest of the Harry Potter cast reunited for the long-awaited reunion, Return to Hogwarts, for Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary. In the HBO special, Emma revealed more about what made her fall head over heels for Tom.
"I walked into the room where we were having tutoring. The assignment that had been given was to draw what you thought God looked like, and Tom had drawn a girl with a backward cap on a skateboard," she explained. "And I just don’t know how to say it – I just fell in love with him."
She added: "I used to come in every day and look for his number on the call sheet. It was number seven, and if his name was on the call sheet, it was an extra exciting day. He was three years above me and so for him he was like, 'You’re like my little sister.'"
Tom actually knew Emma was crushing on him hard and developed a "soft spot" for her too. He said: "I think I was in the hair and make-up chair and someone said something along the lines of, ‘Yeah, she had a crush on you.'
"I became very protective over her. Yeah, I’ve always had a soft spot for her and that continues to this day. There’s always been something that’s like, I don’t know, a kinship."
But if you're hoping that's confirmation of an Emma/Tom romance in future, you're sadly not in luck. Emma and Tom are just friends. He previously told Entertainment Tonight: "As far as the romantic side of it, I think that's a Slytherin/Gryffindor thing rather than a Tom and Emma thing."
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