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Emma Watson, known for her roles in popular films such as Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has been an actress for two decades. While Watson has worked with numerous actors since childhood, there is an undeniable connection between the actors who have worked on the Harry Potter films, which have been released regularly over a 10-year period.
In 2021, Harry Potter fans celebrated the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first film in the franchise. Watson posted to Instagram in celebration and opened up about her experience. Captioning a commemorative photo with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, Watson wrote, “‘Harry Potter’ was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite character of all time.” She continued, “I’m watching now my fellow cast members and I’m just so proud of who they all have become as people. I’m proud that we’ve been kind to each other, that we’ve supported each other and that we’ve held up something meaningful.”
Over the years it was clear that the Harry Potter films and their actors held a special place in Watson’s heart. And now she’s opening up about her close connection to Tom Felton, who Potterheads may know better than Draco Malfoy.
Emma Watson calls Tom Felton her soulmate
Tom Felton, best known as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, has just released a memoir titled Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard that explores his struggle with mental health and his experiences in Spotlight, via Tonight’s Entertainment. In the foreword to the memoir, Emma Watson spoke about her undeniable connection to Felton and their enduring relationship. “For more than 20 years we have loved each other in a special way,” she wrote. “We’re soul mates and we’ve always had our backs on each other. I know we always will. The friendship we share has allowed me to go through some of the most challenging and soul-searching moments of my life.” (via People) .
In a 2011 interview with Seventeen, Watson revealed that Felton was her first crush and that he was perfectly aware of it (via Marie Claire). Though people think there might be something romantic between the actors, their “soulmate” connection appears to be strictly platonic. When asked if there had been anything other than a friendship between the duo over the years in 2021, Felton told Entertainment Tonight, “As far as the romantic side goes, I think that’s more of a Slytherin/Gryffindor thing than.” is a Tom and Emma thing.”
While Harry Potter fans may have to give up a budding romantic relationship between Felton and Watson, their friendship seems stronger than ever.