Harry's eternal nemesis, Draco Malfoy, has a few more tricks up his sleeve this time around.
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Fourteen-year-old Tom Felton returns in The Chamber of Secrets as Harry's archenemy, Draco Malfoy. Though he's been acting since he was 8, the role of Draco is taking Tom to major movie star status. We asked him what it was like to play a villain and what's different about Draco in the second film.
Q: You play a villain in the Harry Potter movies. Who are your favorite movie villains?
Tom: I thought that Alan Rickman was brilliant in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the one with Kevin Costner.
Q: He plays Professor Snape in the Harry Potterfilms. What is he like to work with?
Tom: He's a very nice bloke. He's very clever in his own waya very smart man.
Q: Is it difficult to play a bad guy?
Tom: No. I tried to think of something that made me angry, like my brothers pushing me around or something.
Q: How many brothers do you have?
Tom: I have three older brothers. They're 18, 21, and 22 years old.
Q: Do kids come up to you and say mean things about Draco?
Tom: Yes, a few of them do, but it's not too bad.
Q: What was your favorite scene to film in this movie?
Tom: I like the dueling club scene, where Daniel and I fight with our wands. I thought it was a brilliant scene to shoot. I think the end product looked really good.
Q: How does Draco change in the second film?
Tom: You see another side of Draco when he's with his dad. When Draco is with his dad, he doesn't say anything. He keeps his mouth shut. He's sort of bullied by his dad, so he acts very different.
Q: You've been acting since you were very young. How has the success from the Harry Potter films changed your life?
Tom: It's changed it in a very subtle way. It's just that you realize that people are going to recognize you more and more.
Q: Have you traveled a lot for the premiers and promotions? Where have you gone that you really liked?
Tom: My favorite country is America. I love going there! [My family] went to Orlando, Florida, for 10 days to the theme parks and the beaches. It was nice.
Q: What's your favorite sport?
Tom: Fishing. I go in the local lake near where I work on Sundays. It's called Berry Hill. [I catch] carp.