Nothing Like Waking Up To A Throwback Behind-The-Scenes Harry Potter Video From Tom Felton

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The Harry Potter actors are all good and grown at this point -- in fact cast members including Tom Felton and Danielle Radcliffe are over 30! – yet due to the popularity of the movies based on J.K. Rowling’s novels, they’ll forever be remembered as the children they were. Which is why a throwback photo from early in the making of what appears to be -- due to the kid's ages and Hermione's hair -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Honestly, there’s nothing like waking up to new footage from a beloved property, and this week Tom Felton obliged fans by sharing a behind-the-scenes video from set. In it, he and Emma Watson are playing Slaps (alternatively known as a bunch of other things, including Red Hands or Slapsies, but not to be confused with Mercy) and having the best time as some of their co-stars look on. But take a look.

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Movie sets often feature long days and hard work, but there’s a lot of fun to be had, too, particularly when you are on a set like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and its subsequent sequels, which featured a lot of kids handing around at any given moment.

I’m sure there were plenty of spontaneous moments like this one, but I’m really happy that this particular game of Slaps between Emma Watson and Tom Felton was captured on camera and later shared by the latter actor. It’s particularly cool, given the backdrop of the video seems to be the Hogwarts set.

The likes of Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have all moved on in their acting careers since the final Harry Potter universe film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 came out back in 2011.

Emma Watson’s headlined Beauty and The Beast and other movies while Daniel Radcliffe has picked plenty of indies and Rupert Grint has landed a bunch of TV roles. Tom Felton, too, has more recently been on TV, most recently in the sci fi series Origin, but he also made a legion of fans thank to being a part of another fandom, that of The CW’s The Flash, where he played Julian Albert. (Some people even feel strongly about that character coming back!)

As for Harry Potter fans, the universe isn’t going anywhere. Warner Bros. is still working with J.K. Rowling on new stories in the Fantastic Beasts timeline and the third, still-untitled Fantastic Beasts 3 is expected to hit theaters in 2021. To take a look at what else we know about what is coming, check out CinemaBlend's full guide.

In the meantime, what else do we have to do except watch an adorable Emma Watson and Tom Felton compete at the time-tested game of Slaps? Nothing, I tell you. Enjoy it, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted if there are any other cool Harry Potter throwback or reunion photos in the near future.

Jessica Rawden
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