The characters portrayed by Tom Felton and Emma Watson were not friends at all in the Harry Potter franchise, but in real life, they get along quite well. Ever since finishing up 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the pair has been spotted hanging out on more than one occasion.
During a chat with reporters from Us Weekly, the 31-year-old said he and the “lovely Emma” see each other a lot. Felton said he and Emma see each other regularly but don’t always post their hang-out sessions on social media.
Earlier this month, Felton and Watson were spotted in Los Angeles. On Instagram, a photograph showed off the celebrity duo platonically holding on to each other.
Felton explained that he and Emma hadn’t seen each other for a couple of months, and she was in the neighborhood, so they ended up hanging out. According to Felton, Emma wanted a skateboarding lesson, which she ended up being pretty good at.
He added that, despite being “quite hard on herself,” she was good at skateboarding. As you may know, Emma and Felton played Hermoine Granger and Draco Malfoy, respectively.
It was the film franchise which led to the explosion of Emma Watson’s career. Felton, on the other hand, never experienced a career explosion in the same way that she did.
Another star to have his career hurt by the Harry Potter franchise is Daniel Radcliffe. However, in recent years, Daniel has just started getting roles in movies.
Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton are a lot like Carrie Fisher and Luke Hamill from the classic sci-fi, Star Wars, directed and created by George Lucas. Arguably the only star to not have his career destroyed by the Star Wars franchise was Harrison Ford, who went on to be one of the most iconic actors of all time.
Not only has Emma been in several critically acclaimed movies, but she has also established herself as one of the primary figures of the feminist movement in Hollywood.