"You're a wizard, Tom Felton!" is not quite the same as the iconic phrase from the beginning of the Harry Potter series, but based on recent events, it seems like it may be a true statement. According to E! News, Draco Malfoy, AKA, Tom Felton, attended a Harry Potter concert screening while hiding in plain sight. It's the type of smooth disguise that makes me think he really is a wizard — or, at least, really, really, good at going incognito in public.
As E! News reports, the 29-year-old actor was joined at this weekend's Harry Potter Film Concert Series screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Vancouver by his The Flash co-star, Jesse L. Martin. The duo rocked Slytherin swag including a sweatshirt and baseball cap (Quidditch cap, perhaps?) for Felton, and a green scarf for Martin. And yet, despite those wardrobe choices, it seems Felton went along fairly unnoticed. This could be because the British actor was wearing glasses, or it could be because he is a wizard who specializes in Concealment and Disguise charms. I think the answer to that question is pretty clear — Felton doesn't just use magic in the movies, he also uses it in real-life. That's obviously the only reasonable explanation.
Felton shared a Slytherin-swag selfie with Martin at the event on his Instagram on Saturday, captioning the photo, "Yeah we did @chrisc1492," which is a shout-out to Chris Columbus, the director of The Sorcerer's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. The filmmaker replied sweetly in kind, "My two favorite actors! You guys are the greatest!" The greatest and the sneakiest, apparently. Seriously, I just don't understand how an actor from Harry Potter managed to not be recognized at a Harry Potter event.
Felton might not actually be a wizard, but his support of the series that helped make him a star is certainly magical. Let's hope he makes more sneaky appearances at events like these, because it's a delight to see Draco Malfoy enjoying Harry Potter-themed activities.