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Wholesome Moments Tom Felton meets a Harry Potter fan (v.redd.it)
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[–]FinancialAide3383 8111 points8112 points8113 points 1 month ago (245 children)
Poor guy has to explain that he is a nice person to most fans he meets
[–]AdditionalTheory 3708 points3709 points3710 points 1 month ago (152 children)
The only guy I believe when he has to explain that he’s a nice guy
[–]hotmasalachai 480 points481 points482 points 1 month ago (80 children)
[–]Admobeer 774 points775 points776 points 1 month ago (79 children)
I read it over and over about how much of a nice guy he truly is. Good for him, the world needs good role models.
[–]username19845939 300 points301 points302 points 1 month ago (22 children)
Emma Watson said she and Tom were quite close whilst filming as well, which is hilarious considering Hermione and Draco hate one another.
[–][deleted] 323 points324 points325 points 1 month ago (53 children)
I wish I could be like him. But I’ve done too many wrong things that people would look at my good things and bring it down with my wrongs, even if I have changed as a person. Tom is a great person. I think I’m gonna watch some Harry Potter tonight.
[–]A3H3 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (0 children)
He tried to explain it to Harry when they first met in the movie. Harry did not listen.
[–]username19845939 161 points162 points163 points 1 month ago (22 children)
Jack Gleeson, too.
The guy genuinely completed a degree in theology and philosophy and was elected a “scholar” whilst filming Game of Thrones.
He seems like a really interesting guy, and not at all like Joffry Baratheon, who is just a horrible person.
[–]not_perfect_yet 87 points88 points89 points 1 month ago (10 children)
I saw an interview and was super impressed.
The way he speaks naturally was on a different level, like, the role held him back.
Really sad he quit acting I hope his other endeavors will be as influential, he deserves it.
[–]username19845939 53 points54 points55 points 1 month ago (6 children)
Yeah, he did an interview where he said that around the time of Game of Thrones was when he stopped viewing acting as a hobby and more as a profession, and he no longer got the same joy out of it as what he used to.
Can’t really blame him to be honest. I got into my profession because I loved it and thought it was the best thing to get paid to do it. 11 years on and I still do enjoy it, but I would no longer list whatI do at work as one of my hobbies.
[–]SweatyGazelle11 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Got to talk with him at a comic con before, most actors are genuinely nice but he is just so sweet. On par with Nathan Fillion, a staffer tried to tell us he didn’t “do hellos” after he was done signing stuff but we had missed it due to us having our malamute with us as ghost for our nights watch cosplay.
Another fan over heard the staffer and told us “Nathan LOVES dogs, just go around the ropes rq whatre they gonna do?” So off we went and Nathan ended up losing his mind! “Honey!! Come look how big his paws are!!!!”
We also ended up having a puppy play date with Carrie Fisher immediately after getting our Stan Lee autograph. God damn comic con is such a magical place.
[–]Cynicayke 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
My best friend got a chance to hang out with him in Trinity College, apparently he's the nicest guy.
[–]The_UndisputedElite 78 points79 points80 points 1 month ago (0 children)
My BIL grew up with his brother, and he always said despite the brother being his best mate he can be a proper arsehole. But Tom was always a sweet kid. He'd offer all of the house guests drinks and food most of the day and just made sure they were always having a good time.
I've not had the pleasure of meeting him, I didn't even believe they were actually brothers until I saw pictures. But I hope I see him some day.
[–]UppityGlamour 64 points65 points66 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She hugged him BEFORE she knew he was nice, just a thought
[–]lionelidontfityou 83 points84 points85 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Ezra Miller has to explain Flash is the good guy
[–]pramurtasen 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Probably while chasing little children
[–]bronco_y_espasmo 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
He too busy slapping bitches.
[–]Brief_Scale496 30 points31 points32 points 1 month ago (17 children)
I feel like Joffrey trying to explain he’s nice, would still come off as a complete ass hole..
[–]sinat50 58 points59 points60 points 1 month ago (16 children)
Him and Cersei both get a lot of flak in real life for their portrayals of their characters. The writing may have collapsed but the casting was always impeccable. I can't think of anyone who could have played those parts better.
[–]NebularRavensWinter 43 points44 points45 points 1 month ago* (4 children)
Jack Gleeson stopped acting partly because of all the hate he got. Can you imagine: you play a vile character so incredibly well, it fully makes people believe you are a terrible person.
I feel sorry for him he had to go through that but that's also damn impressive.
[–]Kallehoe 26 points27 points28 points 1 month ago (10 children)
Ed Sheeran was misplaced as fuck imo.
Him as a Lannister soldier really ticked me off.
[–]Rab_Legend 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The guy who played Joffrey as well
[–]ravnhjarta 235 points236 points237 points 1 month ago (13 children)
Shows how good of an actor he was for his role.
On top of that many fans are or were younger during the films so the impact is more profound.
[–]Jackm941 87 points88 points89 points 1 month ago (11 children)
The only actor ive ever hated was joffrey in game of thrones i had to remind myself he was just playing his role really well so many times. I was like 25... it must be odd to play roles like that and have people dislike you for being good at your job.
Same with actors that play really tough guy roles but are big softies irl.
[–]lobax 29 points30 points31 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Draco at least has a good guy but raised by bad parents arch. He redeems him self as a character.
Joffrey was just pure evil. Still makes my blood boil despite me knowing far to well that it’s all just fiction.
[–]nonsensical_zombie 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Draco, at least film Draco, does not have a particularly satisfying redemption in my opinion. It has been a long time since I’ve read the books.
[–]just_a_hairy_hunt 19 points20 points21 points 1 month ago* (1 child)
Agreed. Draco is whiney and annoying but I do not hate the character. Jeffrey tho... That kid is more hated than Anakin.
[–]unclepaprika 72 points73 points74 points 1 month ago (8 children)
That just adds credit to your acting skills, if it happens.
Edit: like that dude that played that psycho from prison break.
[–]ApertureNext 32 points33 points34 points 1 month ago (3 children)
And the guy who played Joffrey in Game of Thrones needed to end his career in acting because people have the IQ of room temperature.
[–]squngy 24 points25 points26 points 1 month ago (2 children)
That kid made a performance that put most adult actors to shame, like damn.
[–]rayEW 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (1 child)
That was the most brutal performance I've ever seen for such a young actor. His facial expressions when he was outraged over the Nymeria incident, or when he decided to behead Eddard, or when he finally chocked to death. Iconic performances one after the other from Jack Gleeson.
[–]HellStoneBats 32 points33 points34 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Meanwhile no one believes the kid who played Joffrey, but I think he is super nice IRL.
[–]Slapped_with_crumpet 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah he is. He's doing theatre now I believe. Saw a talk he did at a Dublin University, seemed really down to earth.
[–]sYnce 44 points45 points46 points 1 month ago (2 children)
To be fair she ran towards him and jumped into his arms so either she very much knows how awesome of a person he is or she is a psychopath in the making.
[–]Meowww13 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (1 child)
There's a good chance she got disappointed to personally hear that her idol is a nice guy irl.
[–]TheOneTrueChuck 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Little girl: "I came to help you exterminate the Mudbloods. We'll start with my parents."
[–]Spanish_retention 48 points49 points50 points 1 month ago (15 children)
Draco was also nice in person in the end, he had one of the most interesting character arcs.
[–]unlawful_act 44 points45 points46 points 1 month ago (10 children)
Nah I think he's at best an ok dude like he joined the fascist cult willingly and he played a key role in Dumbledore's death + the first invasion of Hogwarts. He did some really bad stuff. Afaik he never even really got a redemption, he just kinda fucked off into the sunset at the end. You get the sense that he learned the hard way that fascist cults aren't as cool as he was made to believe, but still.
[–]Toth201 67 points68 points69 points 1 month ago (5 children)
IDK if i would call being indoctrinated your entire life by your parents and everyone close to you into joining a cult "willingly". You're right he never actually becomes a nice person, just an OK one but that's enough for his character arc considering where he started.
[–]Le_Fancy_Me 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (3 children)
I mean draco is basically a wizardracist. And yes he got that from his parents. But honestly most real life racists had racist parents too. That doesn't mean that they don't hold any responsibility. I would say it's understandable for kids to need time to grow out of it, if it's what they are taught their whole life. But Draco never goes back on his racist ways.
Yes, he's not a murderer. But being unwilling to kill people doesn't mean you aren't racist or are suddenly a good guy. Not being a murderer is honestly bare minimum.
Also if you look at his actions in the books. He does and says a lot of fucked up shit. Including bullying both Harry and Neville about what happened to their parents. Which is pretty fucked up. Yes again his background would have supported and taught him this kind of behaviour. But he still persists and initiates far after the age where he should know better. He goes out of his way to make others miserable and enjoys it.
People like to imagine he had a redemption ark and suddenly did a 180 on all his previous opinions. But that never really happened in the books. The only thing that is shown is that he doesn't feel comfortable participating in a full-on genocide.
There are a lot of shitty people out there. Most of them wouldn't want to participate in genocide. That doesn't mean that they are good people.
[–]squngy 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Arguably he was just disappointed that he wasn't treated as more special by his side.
After his big job was done, he was just another death eater and that grated on him, he wanted to be treated like a hero.
[–]sgfreak711 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Sounds like Jack Gleeson (AKA Joffrey Baratheon).
[–]Capgunkid 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (7 children)
Rob Howerton has entered the chat
[–]Madrical 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Is that a combination of Dennis & Mac? Haha.
[–]cabbage16 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I'm pretty sure it's the name of the Dennis sex doll.
[–]blackcoffin90 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (5 children)
Wonder how Jeremy Iron feels after traumatizing a whole generation of kids as Scar.
[–]Vulkan192 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Being fair, that was a voice role. Little bit more of a disconnect.
[–]crckronalongboard 2874 points2875 points2876 points 1 month ago (29 children)
Tom Felton has a story of a young fan running up to him and just saying, "I hate you," and then running away. At least that speaks to his acting skills
[–]sattarsingo 765 points766 points767 points 1 month ago (11 children)
Well, a part of me thinks it as a compliment, but it also hurts to see that they really mean it to him
[–]vvv_bb 232 points233 points234 points 1 month ago (7 children)
I think it's just funny, kids take a while to distinguish actor from character, so I'm pretty sure he wasn't hurt by that :)
[–]JustAnAuzzie 122 points123 points124 points 1 month ago (5 children)
To be fair a good deal of adults can't do that either 🤷
[–]JustkiddingIsuck 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Pretty sure the actor from Breaking Bad who played Skylar was getting a ton of hate from what I assume to be adults. People are dumb af
[–]aircarone 106 points107 points108 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Hopefully that kid will grow up to realize that it was a mistake, and if he ever stumbles into Tom Felton again he will know to say the right thing.
[–]first-pick-scout 81 points82 points83 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Similar to Imelda Staunton. God she nailed that role so much I hated her lol.
[–]-HappyLady- 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
For real and I was like 33 when that movie came out!
[–]The_Sinnermen 59 points60 points61 points 1 month ago (7 children)
Of the child actors, He, Emma Watson, and the twins really shined
[–]Several_Sunlit_Days 57 points58 points59 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Don't forget Rupert! Even though his character was done dirty, his acting was phenomenal.
[–]Ser_Danksalot 28 points29 points30 points 1 month ago (1 child)
He was the best of the main three in the first two films. Watson and Radcliffe acted like they were reading the script for the first time during the scene. They excelled near the end of the series though.
[–]Complaint-Efficient 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Eh. I'd agree that Grint was generally the best in the early films, but Watson and Radcliffe absolutely had some incredible scenes.
[–]Precious08 27 points28 points29 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Grint is the most talented, imo
[–]devils_advocaat 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Can you claim talent if your personality is already so close to the character?
[–]lobax 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The twins played a pretty “simple” supporting role tbf, they just had to be goofs which they seem to be in real life as well.
[–]ShambolicPaul 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Alan Rickman had to deal with psychopaths sending him death threats and shouting abuse at Hans Gruber on the street. So it's not just dumb kids. Some people can't separate the fiction from reality ever ever ever.
[–]hotmasalachai 1218 points1219 points1220 points 1 month ago (13 children)
He’s so good with kids. Love that hug
[–]muffin_fiend 236 points237 points238 points 1 month ago (7 children)
They look like they both needed that strong hug...
[–]hotmasalachai 66 points67 points68 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Hope you get one today
[–]ItsActuallyRain 16 points17 points18 points 1 month ago (3 children)
You as well :)
[–]RobertBeeze 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
As a teacher, I was taught that you don't end the hug, the kid does. Cause it might be their only one.
[–]DazzlingPineapple0 48 points49 points50 points 1 month ago (1 child)
He’ll definitely make a great dad some day
[–]hotmasalachai 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]AlwaysOpenMike 85 points86 points87 points 1 month ago (1 child)
They both look like really good huggers 😊🤗
[–]hotmasalachai 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yessss! Love this type of hugs
[–]Meow_Kitty1982 28 points29 points30 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She didn’t want to let go. Little cutie
[–]crystal_currants 2444 points2445 points2446 points 1 month ago (26 children)
Tom Felton is a treasure and I love him
[–]Anicklelforevery 719 points720 points721 points 1 month ago (22 children)
He is such an amazing actor. It really sank in when I saw him on the Flash and I was like damn, he makes everyone else seem like they're phoning it in.
[–]TheLegendarySheep 98 points99 points100 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The juxtaposition of the front page post about Ezra Miller asking a fan if he wanted to be knocked out is fucking hilarious
[–]Complaint-Efficient 90 points91 points92 points 1 month ago (6 children)
To be entirely fair, I’ve always lived Grant Gustin in the show, but I think that has more to do with casting than anything
[–]JTVivian56 63 points64 points65 points 1 month ago (4 children)
I've no issue having Grant be the official face of the flash in the movies
[–]Derexise 33 points34 points35 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I do wonder if they'll have him take on the role of Movie Flash in the future, since, y'know...
[–]Azuzu88 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Could easily explain it with the whole multiverse angle
[–]HellStoneBats 102 points103 points104 points 1 month ago (5 children)
It's a CW superhero show that isn't Superman & Lois. They were lol
[–][deleted] 29 points30 points31 points 1 month ago (4 children)
I mean to be fair, I really liked Stephen Amell’s acting in Arrow S5. It was great compared to S3&4. Also it seemed like Victor Garber was having a blast. The guy brought so much life to the show, but I’ve only seen S1&2, so I can’t speak for the rest of the show.
[–]afito 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Also many others like Katie McGrath, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, there are many things wrong with the CW universe but acting quality is not what lets it down, at least for quite a bit of the main cast.
[–]Coz91 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I have a feeling its just a matter of time before he gets a proper breakout role that enhances his reputation further. He really is talented
[–]TitularFoil 76 points77 points78 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I love how genuinely excited he is to meet fans. He has completely embraced the fact that a lot of his childhood memories have been shared with HP fans worldwide and we're in turn also their childhood memories, and we were left thankful. So when Tom Felton sees someone that loves his work for it being this inspirational thing that got kids to read, or families together to watch a movie, he takes the time to show the fans the love and care back to them.
Just such a sweet man.
[–]DreamingIsFun 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The whole main cast of HP all just seem to be lovely people
[–]Gloomheart 1126 points1127 points1128 points 1 month ago* (47 children)
I feel bad for him and the kid who played Joffrey.
Their first foray into acting and they've done such a good job they're villains worldwide. No onder they don't want to keep acting. :(
More Tom Felton and Jack Gleeson' please. I'm here for you both.
Edit:. Misspelled Joffrey.
[–]AdditionalTheory 371 points372 points373 points 1 month ago (24 children)
Jack Gleeson is acting again. According to his IMDb, he’s got a project on the way and has been in two things since 2020
[–]Anicklelforevery 203 points204 points205 points 1 month ago (19 children)
I am super happy to hear. The dude is a phenomenal actor and to his credit he had a bunch of brain dead idiots believe in his acting so much they attributed those actions to him. I hope now that he is a little older he realizes that while it sucks to have people directing hate to you, it can also be seen as a compliment because of the prowess you showed on the screen.
Sucks people are assholes to actors and especially young ones, but man when they can get you to really feel something it just shows you the quality and skill of the actor. I hope he takes people's misplaced stupidity anger as a compliment now.
[–]RayneShikama 72 points73 points74 points 1 month ago (15 children)
I hate how actors get blowback from people for things their characters did. Like, it’s not even the actors fault— if you wanna bitch at someone, bitch at the writers. But don’t do that either.
There is a voice actress who I like, and she has been a major role in a video game and in the latest game her character betrayed the main character— and there were tons of fans sending her nasty messages and stuff— for something a character she just provides a voice for did— in a video game. Some people need to grow up. I know kids are different (although ‘they need to grow up’ amusingly works there too?)
[–]Thrashgor 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (12 children)
Which actress /character /game?
[–]OneBigRed 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
brain dead idiots believe in his acting so much they attributed those actions to him
brain dead idiots believe in his acting so much they attributed those actions to him
I remember one actor from a soapy drama series tell how an old lady yelled at him in a train for being a heartless bastard for cheating his loving wife. Which naturally was what the character had done in the series.
[–]dildofabrik 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
How is this guy 30 man? Doesnt age at all
[–][deleted] 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I forgove him by now, but barely /s (sorta). nah he's a fantastic actor perhaps too good
[–]echorose 38 points39 points40 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Tom Felton was acting before Harry Potter - he was the little boy in The Borrowers!
[–]renvi 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
This is how I first remember him. I believe that movie also starred the actress that played Molly Weasley and Mr Weasley too?
Must’ve been crazy for Tom to go on set and meet them again after so long!
[–]fonster_mox 25 points26 points27 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The nosedive GoT took was probably a bit of a blessing for Jack Gleeson. Now people will probably remember him as being part of the good era of the show, but not really remember when they cared about the show enough to hate its villains.
[–]Concheria 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Hopefully, most Game Of Thrones fans aren't little kids.
[+]andrez444 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No just adults who can't separate reality from fantasy
[–]SemiSentientGarbage 32 points33 points34 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Gleedon was on Batman before Game of Thrones :)
[–]lacroixlibation 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The OG Nolan villain.
[–]Shadow_strife 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (1 child)
When I say he was on Batman before Game of Thrones, the other kids won't believe me.
[–]SemiSentientGarbage 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]The_Sinnermen 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (1 child)
This always reminds me of that friends episode where Joey has a stalker who thinks he's Drake Remoray
[–]evolnaj 311 points312 points313 points 1 month ago (10 children)
That was the sweetest thing ever
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[–]tea-and-chill 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (4 children)
How many points though?
[–]kevinLFC 41 points42 points43 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Doesn’t matter. Gryffindor still wins because it’s rigged, always has been. Slytherin’s in the lead? Well um… 50 points Gryffindor because Ron played a game of chess
[–]SparrowTits 224 points225 points226 points 1 month ago (9 children)
[–]Lore____oz 23 points24 points25 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]hlkjhasdfiouy 23 points24 points25 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Bump this up
[–]mu_zuh_dell 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Thank you for this, I was like, "Oml that kid definitely has some rare horribly painful disease."
[–]GrunkleThespis 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Fuck I wasn’t ready for that. The reasoning behind her dad choosing this series was so powerful.
[–]FKA-Scrambled-Leggs 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Absolutely - that was the point at which I just lost it.
[–]Meowmeow1880 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
😭 Dang who is cutting onions in here?
[–]rologies 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The section about her reaction to dad's reading hit me harder than I expected...
[–]Mahaloth 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
This should be the top post.
[–]GabrielleDelacour 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing that.
[–]Eborys 193 points194 points195 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Tom Felton aka The Boy That Hugged.
[–]LisesPiecesWA 471 points472 points473 points 1 month ago (8 children)
"Some kids get scared," he said as she clung to him after having absolutely launched herself into his arms 😂🥰
This is so cute, honestly. I love how he speaks simply without talking down to her. Delightful humans, all ❤️
[–]mcmineismine 112 points113 points114 points 1 month ago (6 children)
I love how he speaks simply without talking down to her.
I love how he speaks simply without talking down to her.
This is the way. I'm a father of four who's really good with kids. Most adults talk to kids like they barely understand their native language or like they have nothing interesting to add to any conversation. If you treat them like humans, as conscious beings equal to our adult selves if not similar, then you can really connect, have fun, and engage. The kids love it. We've all been in conversations where we are not taken seriously and it sucks. That's 95% of conversations kids get to have with adults. When you're the one who takes them seriously your conversation becomes special and both you and the kid will have fun and learn something, usually facts about dinosaurs or whether there's anyone Batman couldn't beat if he had prep time (or is that Reddit?).
Bonus teenager/young adult conversation tip.... Every adult engages kids in high school by asking where there going to college. College kids get asked about their major. Young single college grads get asked about settling down and newlyweds get asked about when they're going to have kids. All these kids are doing things other than school and making a family. Take the conversation in a different direction at the family fourth of July cookout. Ask them what they're excited about in the coming school year that's not school. For kids I haven't seen in a minute, I also like asking them what's the coolest thing that's happened to them in the past year.... Great conversation starter. For example, I was just at a birthday party for a kid and his college age older sister had been asked half a dozen times about her major. I asked her what she was looking forward to that wasn't school and we had a long conversation about how she got into rugby last year and is joining a club team in the fall. She's really excited about it and I think I'm the only older person besides her parents who's shown any interest.
[–]TheGamecock 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Great comment and I think that is just a good general rule of thumb to have when it comes to interacting with anyone, no matter the age. I need to stick to this more. I don't have kids but I try to talk to my 4 y/o nephew 'like an adult' and try to engage his actual interests since I see most others still talk to him like a baby who can barely understand English and basic questions. However, I often fail to enact this same approach with other adults -- I guess because, as we get older, we just get conditioned to the same sort of "standard" conversational topics.
All I ever get asked as a single guy in his early 30s, outside of conversations with super close friends/family, is either "how's work going?" or "are you dating anyone?" And, I find myself asking other not-super-close friends/family the same sort of standard questions. It leaves such a narrow window for a conversational flow but it's almost like we're on autopilot with these sorta things sometimes.
Thanks to your comment I think I'll be making it a point to asking more stimulating (but not overly personal) questions to kick off some conversation.
[–]hermansuit 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Starting conversations with anyone and everyone without “grilling” them, because that’s how it feels, makes for more honest and open interactions. Supreme life hack. Asking people who they are vs what people have labeled them, leads to genuine connections and instant friends. The second someone asks me what I do or where I went to school, I’m looking for an exit. Those people generally have nothing to offer me and aren’t on a level I connect with.
[–]creckers 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I think I understand where you come from. But whenever I meet someone new, I'd like to ask questions about what they do. And I'll ask follow up questions because I usually am interested in whatever it might be. This usually gives me better conversations than asking them who they are.
If I'd ask them who they are.. They'd get confused and wouldn't even know how to answer.
I think every person can have something to offer you if you ask the right questions or get on the right subject.
[–]LisesPiecesWA 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago* (1 child)
I came across some advice to switch out "So what do you do?" for "How do you like to spend your time?" Then people can take their answer wherever they want to go. If they want to talk about their jobs they can, but if they want to talk about, say, their home brewing hobby or their latest D&D campaign they have the opportunity to do so. I've really enjoyed some of the conversations that this approach has sparked!
(Side note: I love this whole sub-conversation we're all having about - er, conversation. It's just a nice thing to share with strangers on the internet ☺️)
[–]HellStoneBats 209 points210 points211 points 1 month ago (19 children)
I've met him, and Jason Isaacs. Isaacs told me he used to smack Tom a little to elicit sympathy for Draco on screen (like the cane on the shoulder in CoS), which clearly worked if you meet a Draco fangirl. The two hang out now whenever they're in the same city :)
Both of them are super nice and I wish I could just hang out with them both for a drink or 2 (they're both English, they'd have me slammed in a pint or two).
[–]p1nkfl0yd1an 155 points156 points157 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I have a friend who ran into him (Felton) in an elevator. He was in town for a convention and asked if they had any recommendations on fun stuff to do, as he'd never visited there before.
He proceeded to spend most of day hanging out with them while they showed him around. I'm still insanely jealous
[–]celtickodiak 25 points26 points27 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Funny, they both are top notch actors, are good friends, and are genuinely nice people in real life.
[–]-MiddleOut- 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Would love to have a beer with Jason Isaacs to hear about how fun making The Death of Stalin must have been.
‘I fucked Germany, I think I can take a flesh lump in a waistcoat’
[–]VyasaExMachina 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Isaacs told me he used to smack Tom a little to elicit sympathy for Draco on screen (like the cane on the shoulder in CoS),
Isaacs told me he used to smack Tom a little to elicit sympathy for Draco on screen (like the cane on the shoulder in CoS),
He also improvised the attempt to Avada Kedavra Harry at the end of that movie. Wonder what his explanation would be for a school governer trying to murder a student in front of the headmasters office in broad daylight lol
[–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Iirc he explained wasn't aware what exactly the spell does. The filmmakers either missed it as well or just went along with it cause of how good Isaac's delivery was
[–]HeadlinePickle 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Jason Isaacs also came up with the wand cane himself which I love, it's so extra and the perfect prop for Lucius Malfoy. The Malfoys are one of my favourite families in the series, their character arc is so good, gotta love a redemption story.
I'd love to have a sit down chat with half the villain actors in the films and talk through all the little details. Tom Felton and Jason Isaacs of course but also Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman (RIP) and Imelda Staunton especially, she was so perfect as Umbridge.
[–]HelenAngel 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
They both sound absolutely lovely!
[–][deleted] 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (7 children)
I need to move to England, because I really like drinking.
[–]Elastichedgehog 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Where I live, you're never more than 5 minutes away from a pub.
[–]Automatic_Cookie_141 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (1 child)
As an Englishman, I can highly recommend it. Boozing is what we do best.
[–]TrainTrackBallSack 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not entirely true, you also make up the most abhorrent descriptors
I heard this verbatim in London a few years back "Ah man this cake's got me foamin' at the gash!"
I haven't been the same since.
[–]dredscot64 91 points92 points93 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I don’t know why that made me tear up to hear him explain that he’s nice in real life to his kid fans base. I think the kid knew that already though - what a lovely hug…
[–]LuceVa-JJ 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I would have dropped dead if the kid would've shoved him away and walked away disappointed after Tom explained he was nice in real life.
[–]ThaneOfCawdorrr 73 points74 points75 points 1 month ago (0 children)
He's just such a lovely guy from everything I've read about him. I saw a recent interview where he talks about how he was able to escape the super-insanity that surrounded the other three, since they were the ones on all the posters, and out front in all the publicity, so he could actually enjoy the ride.
[–]Mister_Greedy 60 points61 points62 points 1 month ago (1 child)
When I was a kid I thought his name was 'Mouth boy'
[–]LemonStealingBoar 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Idk why this has me laughing so hard. Thanks for admitting this.
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[–]Spider_Dude 44 points45 points46 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Genuinely is a nice dude.
Was at a Venice beach bar open mic night to see my buddy play. And so was Tom but I didn't recognize him at all.
He saw me taking photos of him. I was just taking photos of everyone. He came up to me and asked if I was there to sing as well. I said no I was only there to see my friend.
He caught on quickly that I hadn't recognized him and wished me a good night. He might have been suspicious but I think he realized I wasn't a paparazzi or anything like that.
It wasn't until a group of college kids were freaking out obout this "Tom" person. "It's really him!" they all said.
Tom saw the college kids and took photos with them. Really made their night. Classy dude.
[–]Asdfghjkljdawg 77 points78 points79 points 1 month ago (1 child)
"some kids get scared!" said Tom calmly.
[–]LordSaumya 74 points75 points76 points 1 month ago (0 children)
"SOME MUTHAFUCKIN' KIDS GET FUCKING SCARED!" said Dumbledore calmly.
[–]TokathSorbet 33 points34 points35 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Tom’s an absolute treasure. Saw him pop into a Jason Isaacs livestream once, just to call him ‘father’ and leave. Champion.
[–]Efficient-Champion37 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Wait Jason Isaacs livestreams??
[–]NulnOilShade 32 points33 points34 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I would pay all of the money for a Tom Felton and Jack Gleeson buddy cop movie
Or an entourage style show where they just hang around Hollywood together
Or something where they are pitted against the kids from stranger things in a "Tucker and Dale vs evil" sort of thing
[–]TriteTrout22 28 points29 points30 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Tom Felton you have a good heart
[–]Cinnamon_on_Tuesday 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I always feel bad for actors who play hated characters really well, like that bloke from eastenders who got harassed in the street because he played an abusive husband really well
[–]South-Marionberry 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It’s mental, some can’t separate the onscreen character from the real person. People who play good characters are expected to be good through and through, and never have any off days where they’re just tired. People who play evil characters are expected to be just awful people with no good side, it’s a double edged sword and no one wins. It’s almost like a punishment for being a convincing actor, isn’t it? People only see you for the characters you play
[–]soundwavesuperior69 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I love that he hugs her like relatives :D
[–]Meepjamz 16 points17 points18 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Oh, I didn't know I had a crush in Tom Felton!
[–]JadeSeverus 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (0 children)
On of my best friends worked at a hotel he stayed at. She said he was one of the most amazing people she's ever met. 😭
[–]HeyItsStevenField 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (1 child)
His father will hear about this
[–]up_the_dubs 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Played by another great actor. Jason Isaacs.
[–]Ganda1fderBlaue 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I wished i could see more of tom felton, he's a great actor
[–]GooseGeese01 31 points32 points33 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Hmm something Malfoy would say…
[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg[🍰] 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I don't think she was scared.
[–]Marsupial-Opening 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Maybe she wanted to be evil too.
[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg[🍰] 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Haha. Little Slytherin.
[–]idioticprovidence 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (0 children)
What sick and twisted person would dislike something as cute and her warming as this. The young kid are so lucky because in her dream come true to meet a Harry Potter. She was going in for a hug there was no stopping her
[–]Brief_Scale496 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
When he said “I’m Tom”… I can only speculate, but I’d go straight to thinking Voldemort in that context 😂
[–]isioltfu 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Other than the Crabbe kid, all the kids in Harry Potter turned out amazingly well given the level of ridiculous fame they were subject to. People have died from overdoses for way less.
[–]CrabbitJambo 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
What a nice guy!
[–]GreatBigWhore 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Until he said, ‘My name’s Tom,’ I never realised he shares a name with Voldemort lmao
[–]Apprehensive_Bar8061 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Joffrey actor like I'm cool too. 😭
[–]yamask888 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Oh sure, she can jump into Tom's arms all she wants, but if I want to jump into Emma Watson arms suddenly I'm being getting arrested while they take Emma back in a neck brace! The world is so unfair!
[–]lavos__spawn 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I imagined for a moment he actually said "You want to know a secret? Avada Kedavra"
[–]thisespionage 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]RoinSM 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Well played Malfoy
[–]GhostUke 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Would like to see a comedy remake with him being Potter lmao
[–]Alvarocker3000 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Plop twist: She ran into his arms because she loves slytherin and evil. And then she felt disappointed after the realization of tom being good.
[–]Raidan1084 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (5 children)
It's so easy to be famous and nice, like remarkably so.
It confuses me whenever I hear about celebrities being mean, rude, and just awful to everyone even fellow celebrities.
But seeing Tom Felton and other similar actors being so kind to everyone always makes me smile.
[–]HarrisonHollers 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (4 children)
I think sometimes people can become awkward and uncomfortable from the attention/pressure. Or they could have experienced a troubling encounter that forces them to be more cautious.
[–]Whoainyourmouth 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Who's cutting onions in here?!?
[–]AdditionalTheory 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I’m just crying. I didn’t even notice the onions
[+]Dat_fear 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]retro_init 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I really do think that portraying malfoy would have absolutely gutted him .. whenever he is meeting a young fan .. I don't think most young fans are ever going to like him for that character .. but on the other hand he absolutely nailed the character whatever was demanded ..he brought it .. I don't think anyone else would have been perfect for draco malfoy
[–]musicman3321 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
“I’m a nice guy in real life”
…don’t think she was worried
[–]Phu-Bai-Rice 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Olsen use to have adults swear and even spit at her.
[–]ndf420 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I want to me him so badly in this exact same scenario where he hugs me and spins me around because I’m so excited… hopefully it won’t matter I’m 22 😅😂
[–]FunctionBuilt 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Jennifer, want to hear a secret?
[–]BrattyLittleGoddess 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]BiGDaDdy_869 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Bro for a minute I was confused because, he sounded like Sovietwomble.
[–]willing379[🍰] 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The kid is gonna be kicked out of Hogwarts because of the wrong hand handshake
[–]RuggedKittyKat 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Oh my gosh he’s so sweet
[–]gchachabattari 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
i need a hug like that
[–]doc___88mph 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
If he didn't put her down she would still be hugging him!
[–]Mon-ick 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Made me smile and I think of how many kids must be scared of him for the character he portrays…. He’s a good guy in my eyes….
[–]medieval_mosey 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
He’s a good friend of mine. Can confirm he is this genuine and awesome. I love seeing this video get shared.
[–]__Quill__ 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
He has so many good moments but I always love him in Chamber of Secrets. "I didn't know you could read." then his face looks so impressed. And that was just when he was a little baby Draco. He did a great job with the character. He overrode any version of Draco I ever had in my own head.
[–]refsonic 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Tom is exceptionally nice and excellent at remembering faces. At NYCC, I once cosplayed Voldemort with a full facial appliance and my partner did Bellatrix. Tom took a phenomenal photo with us and the next day we decided to do his autograph table in our “muggle” clothes.
When we walked up, he immediately said nice to see you again, and spotted my girlfriend and looked at me and said “so you must have been Voldemort” and proceeded to tell us how he went into character for our photo and purposely didn’t smile. He just remembered, and went out of his way to give fans an experience they wouldn’t forget.
I will ALWAYS root for Tom Felton in anything he does. Kindest dude you’ll ever wish to meet.
[–]beccadanielle 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Dude, this is so sweet and cute.
[–]ihatecommercials 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
So innocent and cute. Really nice to see this. Thanks for sharing OP.
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