Ten factors for Slytherin! Tom Felton’s debut memoir, past the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of rising Up a Wizard, dives deep into every side of the actor’s private and expert life, from his relationships with the precept Harry Potter forged — Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint — to his personal private battles, collectively with substance abuse factors and a quantity of completely different run-ins with the regulation whereas filming the franchise.
Felton, 35, famously portrayed the platinum blonde, dangerous-boy-turned-closing-good-man Draco Malfoy all by all eight of the Harry Potter movies, starting with 2001’s Sorcerer’s Stone — which was launched when the British star was simply 14.
all by this time, the Surrey native revealed in past the Wand (out Tuesday, October 18) that he was caught whereas attempting to steal a DVD “of grownup nature” from HMV, a video/CD retailer chain in England. although the information was saved quiet on the time, Felton shared that he was named and shamed contained in the store: his photograph was plastered on the wall — the place it’s nonetheless hanging, the actor claimed.
in a single other hush-hush incident (which Warner Bros., the agency that distributed the Harry Potter franchise, by no means found about), the Origin alum “was going by a typical adolescent part” and acquired arrested for weed possession.
whereas these moments had been extra mild-hearted, Felton struggled with substance abuse in a while in his life whereas dwelling in l. a. publish-Potter.
“It acquired here to the objective the place i would suppose nothing of getting a drink whereas i used to be working,” he wrote inside the e book, explaining that his group after which-girlfriend staged an intervention for him.
The Flash alum’s first two makes an try at rehab, nonetheless, had been unsuccessful. He left the predominant stint after in the end and was kicked out of the second facility after being current in a fellow feminine affected person’s room.
The third time was the appeal for Felton, who detailed how he sought assist a quantity of years later after “the numbness returned.”
“It was one in every of many hardest selections I ever needed to make,” the actor wrote, noting that he hopes that revealing his personal story might probably be succesful to assist others dealing with the identical or associated factors.
maintain scrolling to be taught extra of Felton’s past the Wand revelations — collectively with his distinctive relationship with Watson, why Radcliffe had a photograph of Cameron Diaz on set and the sixteen llamas Grint wound up proudly owning after spending some hefty Harry Potter money: