Tom Felton 'ran off' Harry Potter set

November 18th, 2010

Tom Felton ran off the set of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' when it wrapped because he got "too emotional".

The actor - who plays bad guy Draco Malfoy alongside Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) in the movie series - was so overcome with emotions on the set of the film he left quickly because he felt "weird".

He said: "It was very weird. Nobody knew what to say. I kinda shook everyone's hands and said thanks to everyone and ran off before I got too emotional."

Despite his intense feelings about the movie, he is pleased it was decided to split the final J. K. Rowling book into two separate films.

He added to the Washington Post: "It's a brilliant choice. One of the things that we had to do was stay true to the story that was so beautifully told by J.K. Rowling.

"If we had cut out half of the book, it would have caused such an uproar with fans. It really is two separate stories: the build-up and then the battle."

Having wrapped up filming on 'Harry Potter', 23-year-old Tom will next be seen in 'Planet of the Apes' sequel 'Rise of the Apes' alongside James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto.