Tom Felton or the Draco Malfoy of the renowned Harry Potter franchise is remembering his late costar and onscreen professor Alan Rickman alias, Professor Severus Snape.
The actor, 33, recently hosted a special watch party on Peacock’s TikTok account where he rewatched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with his fans across the US on Tuesday night, reported People.
Felton also interacted with his fans, answering their many questions. And in the process, a viewer asked him, “What was it like to work with Alan Rickman?”
Felton confessed, “Scary. He was the only actor I knew and [he was] terrifying in the most pleasant way.” But the actor also shared that Rickman was “very, very kind” with a wicked sense of humor.
“I met him when I was 12 so it took me a few years to have enough courage to say more than ‘Hi,'” Felton admitted, adding it was “a privilege” to work with Rickman, “a real privilege.”
Rickman died in 2016 from cancer at the age of 69.
The actor was known for a wide variety of roles in numerous films including Die Hard, Sense & Sensibility and Love, Actually which also starred Emma Thompson, who played Professor Sybill Trelawney in the Harry Potter series.
In 2017, when the cast of the famous romantic film reunited for a mini-sequel benefitting the comedy fundraiser Red Nose Day, Thompson did not. She told reporters at the time that it was “too sad” to return without Rickman, who played her husband in the film.
“Richard [Curtis, screenwriter] wrote to me and said, ‘Darling, I can’t write anything for you ’cause of Alan,’ and I said, ‘No, of course, of course you can’t,'” she told Reuters at the time. “It would be sad, too sad. It’s too soon. You know, it’s absolutely right.”
In 2015, Rickman starred in Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky alongside Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Barkhad Abdi. The film marked his final onscreen performance. It debuted at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to great acclaim, receiving a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95%, based on 175 critics.
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