Tom Felton’s new memoir seems to confirm his feelings for Emma Watson haven’t always been platonic.
In the previously leaked foreword of Tom’s memoir Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard, Emma described her Harry Potter costar as her “soulmate,” writing, “For more than 20 years now we’ve loved each other in a special way, and I’ve lost count of the times people have said to me, ‘You must have drunkenly made out, just once!’ ‘You must have kissed!’ ‘There must be something!’ But what we have is far deeper than that. It’s one of the purest loves I can think of. We’re soulmates, and we’ve always had each other’s backs. I know we always will.”
Despite their indescribable bond, Emma also admitted their friendship “didn’t start well.” While she described her nine-year-old self as “moony and probably rather annoying,” Tom’s memoir gave more insight into their initial meeting and the eventual “spark” between them.
According to Beyond the Wand, Tom was practically Draco Malfoy incarnate when they met during an audition. When Emma inquired about a boom mic in their room, he replied, “It means they are recording us, obviously.”
“My relationship with Emma did not start well. She’d have been forgiven for not wanting much to do with me. It got worse,” Tom wrote, per the Daily Mail. According to Tom, he was a part of a group of Slytherin actors who were probably a bit too method. Things came to a head when Emma put together “a little dance show” in her dressing room.
“We sniggered our way down to Emma’s show and the sniggers grew louder as she danced,” Tom wrote. “We were just being shitty boys, largely out of awkwardness and because we thought taking the piss was cool. I did feel like a bit of a dick, and rightly so. In the end, it was up to one of the hair and makeup ladies to tell me what was what.”