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Tom Felton reveals how Harry Potter was a “huge flaw” when he first started trying out adult roles

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while the Harry Potter Movies Making Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton household names, helping them launch their careers, there are also major downsides to starring in one of the biggest franchises of all time. And as Tom Felton recently revealed, he was at “a huge disadvantage” when he began working on roles as an adult because of the movies that made him famous in the first place.

To be clear, Felton spoke fondly of his time Harry Potter and the positive impact of the franchise on his life. However, with good comes bad, and he thought of his difficult time immediately after leaving the Wizarding World for his sake Watchmansaying:

Life after Potter was a wake-up call. First of all, I faced the fact that I wasn’t very good at acting. Testing as a 12-year-old is one thing—more or less to make sure you don’t look down the lens or forget lines—but as an adult, it’s quite another. In Los Angeles, it was all about the ring: three auditions a day, different scripts, different accents and accents—skills I hadn’t put into practice, even though I was pretty seasoned in other ways. There were a lot of no’s, and even before I could say a word I’d seen a lot they were thinking, “Don’t have it, it’s a potter’s kid.” Harry Potter got me into the room but too often it was a huge disadvantage and I had to prove myself. I am so grateful now.

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