After his Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch revealed that Tom Felton and Emma Watson were crushing on each other on set, he has addressed the long-running rumours about a possible romantic relationship with Watson.
In an interview, the actor said that he and Emma have been ‘very close’ for a long time and that they speak frequently. He told ET Online, “We are something if that makes any sense. We’ve been very close for a long time. I adore her. I think she’s fantastic. Hopefully, she returns the compliment.”
“As far as the romantic side of it, I think that’s a Slytherin/Gryffindor thing rather than a Tom and Emma thing,” he added. “I absolutely think the world of her. I think to be a part of what we’ve all been a part of, but for her to be the only girl, certainly the youngest one on set, to grow up with what she had to grow up with was incredibly exciting. You’re going to get me teary now, but no, I think she’s a fantastic influence on the world.”
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“I spoke to Emma a couple days ago and immediately it was conversations about, ‘Oh wow, the kitchen sink’s been plugged’ or some trivial nonsense like my dog wouldn’t eat a particular kind of food,” he said.
He talked about his equation with his Harry Potter co-stars like Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. He shared “We do stay in touch, quite frequently… It is nice that we’re in sort of four different corners of the earth and yet when we catch up, it feels like yesterday that this was all going on.”
Watson admitted to having had a crush on Felton, years ago. In 2011, she told Seventeen: “For the first two movies, I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush. … He totally knows. We talked about it — we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.” They set the rumour mills churning with an Instagram post in 2019.