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At the Harry Potter Studio Tour press conference, one of the main things the cast and crew kept bringing up was how they felt like one big family while working on the films. One nice story that came out at a roundtable discussion was how Tom Felton helped Emma Watson cope with her newfound stardom.

During a conversation with various journalists at a round table, Potter producers David Barron and David Heyman commended the young cast members on how well they handled all the fame in their lives, and avoided falling into the traps that have felled other child actors in Hollywood. They commended Chris Columbus for establishing that family atmosphere on set, and the support of Warner Bros.

Heyman described one particular moment during the shooting of the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, between Emma Watson (Hermione) and Tom Felton (Draco):

There was a time on the third film where Emma was really uncomfortable with her celebrity and what it meant. And Tom was absolutely brilliant; we were filming Hagrid’s lesson with the Hippogriff, and Tom and Emma were really friendly, and Tom really encouraged Emma to engage with the fans in the way that she hadn’t. It was like she needed someone, a friend, to go on that [journey] with her. They were all looking out for each other.

Barron added that, “It was led by Dan [Radcliffe], the hardest working person in showbusiness,” who felt the responsibility to be a team leader, and to help any newcomer to the franchise integrate into the gang.

It is always nice to hear that the actors were close while working on the films! More coverage of the Potter events surrounding the Studio Tour opening will be available here on Hypable, so watch this space.

  • sherry905

    Selina, I think you’ve just made the shippers’ day.

    • guest

      except it Went Nowhere. Tom is very happy with Jade and Emma is with her boyfriend.

      I think Selina did a stupid thing of encouraging something was is not there. 

      plus the fandom needs to understand that two attractive people can and do become friends without it leading into something more.

      (I’m also looking at you EmmaxRupert, EmmaxDan people. This isn’t Fanfic it’s real life.  stop being creepy. 

      • http://twitter.com/Andrew_ww Andrew W

        She didn’t encourage anything. She said they were friends and he helped her through it. Nothing more. You’re just making the rest up.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

          part of shipping is ignoring reality and focusing on fantasy. 

          • http://twitter.com/Andrew_ww Andrew W

            Its called gossip and lies. Nothing more. 

      • sherry905

        I just pointed out that I’m sure there will be plenty of people to use David Heyman’s quote as a “proof”… but I agree with Selina, it’s great to hear about the cast’s interaction during filming.

      • http://twitter.com/Fluffsy S.J.

        I dont understand how you read this article. Nothing in this post says anything about shipping or indicates any relationship between Emma and Tom. Selina didn’t encourage anything of this sort! ?? 

      • Dlmarvin05

        Grow up and learn to read please. No where did she encourage anything, she just stated they were friends.
        Guys and girls can actually be friends! *Gasp!* 
        I know, it’s just so hard to understand 

    • Alex

      Sorry to damp it with a dose of needed reality but-

       Tom is moving in with his girlfriend Jade:http://thelesfilms.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/tom-felton-moves-to-la-with-his-dog-and-girlfriend/and emma has a boyfriend:

      people should know better. 

      • moonshoespotter1712

        We know that they’re in relationships -.- Some people just like shipping for the sake of it. We still wish them well in their relationships.

      • Cami

        did you ever try shipping before?

  • akacj18

    awww such a good friend, tom!

  • http://twitter.com/andrewgoldie16 andrew

    didn’t Emma have a crush on Tom at one point? I think I read that somewhere

    • El

      she said it in an interview! They all had crushes on each other when they were about 13/14 haha :-)

  • Mistpotter

    they did have one “chilld gone off the rails” Jamie wallet (crabbe) was caught growing weed and is in prison for throwing petrol bombs

    • goldensnidget

      That’s true, but I think they really mean that it’s fame that leadsthem astray, and I’m not sure quite how famous Jamie Waylett is. He’s only had all this attention since he’s done the crimes, not before.

  • potterfan

    Daniel Radcliffe truly is one of the hardest working people in the business its not easy to devote half ur life to working on 8 films….hes amazing <33

  • http://twitter.com/HallowAccio16 Trisha


  • hi

    There was definitely something going on between the both of them during that PoA – GoF period.

  • Darkoh Milkfoi

    I do have a feeling they did go out, eep my little feltson heart~~~

  • Delena

    C’mon -.- This isn’t about shipping them or encouraging people to. This is just another story that proves how tight of friends the HP cast is! It’s really good that they all helped each other out and. This isn’t “Omg, Tom Felton was nice to Emma Watson, so everyone should think they should go out”. It’s a nice story, so don’t complain about Selina simply posting this for shippers. I enjoyed reading it- thank you for posting it, Selina.

  • notenoughpuff

    I’m crying. This is so sweet.

    Poor Emma. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for her. And at that point she spent the fast majority of her time with the guys.

    I’m glad they all made it through in one piece.

  • Eunice_Gumal28

    tom is so sweet….!!!!!!! 

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