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Tom Felton may have starred in the ‘Harry Potter’ saga

Tom Felton.

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There are some characters that you can’t imagine being played by anyone other than the actors who starred in them and ‘Harry Potter’ could have looked very different.

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the series, actually was considered to play the lead role which ultimately went to Daniel Radcliffe, but he was a contender from the start.

Chris Columbus, responsible, among many others, for the first two ‘Harry Potter’ films, has revealed that Tom could have brought the titular character to life had it not been for the fact that his character would have forced him to constantly dye his hair.

In conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, the film director explained that Felton read several lines of the script that would end up in the hands of Radcliffe, leaving the producers and other directors of Warner Bros. more than satisfied.

“Tom was a great actor too, so we thought, let’s paint Tom’s hair, make him a scar, give him the glasses and let’s see. He did a great Harry Potter reading, ”he confessed.

However, finally it was decided to entrust him with the no less demanding task of playing Draco Malfoy, Harry’s enemy in his school years at Hogwarts.

“The problem is that it is too obvious when an 11 or 12 year old has dyed hair. And he was so good to Malfoy. I couldn’t let it go. I knew that Tom had to play MalfoyHe declared.

The choice of Daniel as Harry Potter was something instantaneous for Columbus, although it was not easy at the time of convincing his superiors.

“I remember I was in London one night, watching a David Copperfield miniseries on the BBC. A very young Daniel Radcliffe showed up in two or three scenes, and I thought, ‘That’s Harry Potter. They told me to forget about him, that his parents were involved in the industry and that they would never allow it, “he told the outlet.

Daniel’s parents were eventually convinced by producer David Heyman, who traveled to meet them and persuaded them to attend a meeting.

The deal was sealed when ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling praised Daniel Radcliffe as the “perfect” choice to play her boy wizard.

“So when the studio heard that she loved him, and I loved him and David loved him, they said yes,” he concluded.

On November 23, the first installment of the saga will be 20 years old since it was released for the first time in theaters and recently it was announced that its protagonists, and more actors who were part of the cast, will return to the original sets of Hogwarts to tell what their experiences and learning have been in these films that changed their lives forever.

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