If Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe ever rejoin on screen, he quips that he wants to play the hero, and Radcliffe wants to play the evil.
In 2001, Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone charmed viewers by welcoming them to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The franchise has built a great heritage since then, gaining legions of fans worldwide. The ensemble reunited on screen for the first time since the film series ended in 2011, with both Felton and Radcliffe returning to Hogwarts alongside their co-stars at the start of 2022. Tom Felton, who plays Harry Potter, joked that if the two actors ever reconnect on screen, he wants to trade roles with Daniel Radcliffe. Both Radcliffe and Felton grew up in their roles as the franchise’s titular character and his bleach blonde bully, Draco Malfoy, throughout the eight films. Malfoy’s family were followers of the film’s main antagonist, Voldemort, which fueled Malfoy’s hatred towards Harry as the two young wizards’ storylines proceeded. The two were at odds for the most of film series, although Radcliffe and Felton have already spoken about their real-life friendship, which is nothing like what is depicted on screen.
Now, Felton has revealed that he would love to work with Radcliffe again, but that the two have one condition: they must appear opposite one another in their next movie. While promoting his newest part on London’s West End, Felton told Digital Spy about how the group frequently talks about reuniting in some capacity before revealing that he and Radcliffe have joked that their next on-screen meeting should see them swap places. According to Felton, they’ve fooled that Radcliffe should play the villain next time, and Felton should play the hero. See the complete quote from Felton below.
We all talk about doing something again in various ways, and Daniel and I have joked that if we do work together again, he’ll play the villain, and I’ll play the hero.
Both Felton and Radcliffe have played various roles during their time in the Wizarding World. Radcliffe most recently played the villain Abigail Fairfax in The Lost City with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum and described the role as a “rite of passage” for an English performer in an American picture. Radcliffe’s next big job will be playing “Weird Al” Yankovic in the musician’s upcoming biopic, but it doesn’t appear that Radcliffe and Felton have any plans to work together again.
It would be one thing to have Radcliffe and Felton reunite in future production, but seeing them switch roles as good and bad guys would be a delightfully lovely callback to their last time together in Harry Potter. With both stars preoccupied with upcoming projects, it’s safe to assume that any definite plans will have to wait. However, Felton seemed to be optimistic about the prospect of this collaboration, and as always, one can never say never.