Harry Potter fans had their world turned upside down recently after Hermione Granger actor Emma Watson revealed the moment she ‘fell in love’ with Draco Malfoy star Tom Felton.
The special sent viewers into meltdown as the pair revealed they forged a strong bond over the years, with Tom saying he felt ‘very protective’ over her.
Now, Emma has spoken about the reaction to the revelations, and her relationship with Tom is clearly something she holds very dear to her.
Speaking about him during an interview with Vogue, she said: ‘We speak most weeks, and we just think it’s sweet.’
Asked how it was to be reunited with her co-star, Emma said: ‘Like heaven, honestly. I am just so happy they still exist!’
‘When Rupert [Grint] says things, he really means them. I was taken aback by how vulnerable and kind he was deciding to be so publicly,’ she went on to say. ‘Similarly for Dan [Radcliffe], it really touched me how reflective he had been over the years about how different it had been for me as a girl.’
Discussing the film’s sets she got to revisit, Emma also said: ‘Most film sets are torn down the minute a scene is finished. I am so happy they are still there for people to enjoy, me included. [Production designer] Stuart Craig is truly a genius. What he did is perfect.’
Emma previously shared the moment her romantic feelings for Tom escalated when they were teenagers on set, recalling a tutoring session they were both a part of.
‘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. And I just don’t how to say it – I just fell in love with him,’ she said.
‘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.’
Recollecting how he was told about Emma’s crush when he was sitting in the hair and make-up chair, Tom said: ‘I became very protective over her. Yeah, I’ve always had a soft spot for her and that continues to the day.
‘There’s always been something that’s like, I don’t know, a kinship.’
Meanwhile, Emma also recently addressed the gaffe that was made in the Harry Potter Reunion concerning a photo that supposedly showed her as a child – but actually featured a different Hollywood actor.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is available to watch on Sky and NOW TV.
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