Emma Watson, 32, recalls falling in love with her former co-star Tom Felton, 34, while filming the “Harry Potter” films.
Watson has admitted in interviews that she had a childhood crush on him when they first met on the set of the movies.
The “retrospective special” will take fans on a breathtaking first-person voyage through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.
In a first preview of the “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” special debuting on Jan. 1, Watson recounted her early infatuation on Felton, who played villain Draco Malfoy.
“I walked into the room where we were having tutoring. The assignment that had been given was to draw what you thought God looked like, and Tom had drawn a girl with a backward cap on a skateboard. And I just don’t know how to say it — I just fell in love with him,” Watson admitted.
“I used to come in every day and look for his number on the call sheet, it was number seven, and if his name was on the call sheet, it was an extra exciting day,” she added. “He was three years above me and so for him he was like, ‘You’re like my little sister’.”
They also hugged warmly upon reunited on camera in Hogwarts’ Great Hall for the TV special.
Despite years of dating rumours, nothing ever happened between them, much to Watson’s dismay. But Felton admitted he knew about his hidden admirer.
“I think I was in the hair and make-up chair and someone said something along the lines of, ‘Yeah, she had a crush on you,’” the actor recalled.
“I became very protective over her. Yeah, I’ve always had a soft spot for her and that continues to this day,” he added. “There’s always been something that’s like, I don’t know, a kinship.”