Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton responds to popular theory his Harry Potter character was gay

Felton seemingly confirmed the news at Potter fan event

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 20 June 2019 09:41 BST
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Harry Potter star Tom Felton has given the approval to a popular fan theory about his character Draco Malfoy.

The actor was attending a rollercoaster opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando when he was asked what he felt about Draco’s relationship with his nemesis.

“Harry was constantly crushing on Draco,” Felton told AOL in reference to the theories, adding: “He just couldn’t hide it.”

Felton's character has been the source of plenty of fan-fiction over the years, with many imagining Draco to be either gay or in love with Hermione (Emma Watson) – but now, he's thrown his support behind the former suggestion.

Last year, Felton, 31, claimed he’s never re-watched any of the Harry Potter films – and revealed a rather touching reason for choosing not to.

He also shot down rumours that he had a rift with any of his former co-stars, revealing he still sees Daniel Radcliffe and enjoyed a trip to the beach with Hermione Granger star Emma Watson.

Also in attendance at the Florida event was Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) and twins James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).

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