Tom Felton says he ‘adores’ Emma Watson and they’ve been ‘close’ for a long time

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Harry Potter fans have long hoped for their romance.

And Tom Felton, 33, has once again shared sweet words about his Harry Potter colleague Emma Watson, as he said: ‘We are something’ after admitting he ‘adores’ the actress.

The couple has made no secret of the fact that they were in love with each other during the filming of the first few Harry Potter movies.

'We are something': Tom Felton, 33, has once again shared gushing words about his Harry Potter colleague Emma Watson, 31, by admitting he 'adores' the actress (pictured in 2018)

‘We are something’: Tom Felton, 33, has once again shared gushing words about his Harry Potter colleague Emma Watson, 31, by admitting he ‘adores’ the actress (pictured in 2018)

When asked about his relationship with Emma at the launch of the Harry Potter store in New York on Thursday, he shared: entertainment online: ‘We are something, if that makes sense. We’ve been very close for a long time. I love her.

‘I think she’s fantastic. Hopefully she will return the compliment.’

But when he pressed on the way of their relationship, he explained that it wasn’t romantic and more of a “Slytherin/Gryffindor thing.”

He got tears in his eyes when he spoke of Emma and explained that he thought she was a ‘fantastic influence on the world’ and that when they spoke they talked about everyday things.

Adorable: The couple made no secret of the fact that they were in love during the filming of the first few Harry Potter movies (pictured in 2002)

Adorable: The couple made no secret of the fact that they were in love during the filming of the first few Harry Potter movies (pictured in 2002)

Adorable: The couple made no secret of the fact that they were in love during the filming of the first few Harry Potter movies (pictured in 2002)

Flashback: When he pressed on the way of their relationship, he explained it wasn't romantic and more of a 'Slytherin/Gryffindor thing'

Flashback: When he pressed on the way of their relationship, he explained it wasn't romantic and more of a 'Slytherin/Gryffindor thing'

Flashback: When he pressed on the way of their relationship, he explained it wasn’t romantic and more of a ‘Slytherin/Gryffindor thing’

He also spoke about his other co-stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, assuring fans that he still talks to them and they catch up often.

It comes when Tom shared a heartbreaking childhood memory about the movie franchise that made him a star in March.

In the photo, he and his Harry Potter colleagues Emma and Alfred Enoch sat at a table over their scripts.

The photo appeared to have been taken during the making of one of the first two films, as all the children looked extremely young.

Trio: Tom shared a heartbreaking childhood memory earlier this year about the movie franchise that made him a star

Trio: Tom shared a heartbreaking childhood memory earlier this year about the movie franchise that made him a star

Trio: Tom shared a heartbreaking childhood memory earlier this year about the movie franchise that made him a star

Close friends: He spoke about his other co-stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, assuring fans that he still talks to them and they catch up often (pictured in 2019)

Close friends: He spoke about his other co-stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, assuring fans that he still talks to them and they catch up often (pictured in 2019)

Close friends: He spoke about his other co-stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, assuring fans that he still talks to them and they catch up often (pictured in 2019)

Tom was only 14 years old when the first Harry Potter movie came out, while Alfred was only 12 and Emma was the youngest at 11 years old.

Late last year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Tom hosted a virtual cast reunion for the Harry Potter films, which included Jason Isaacs playing his father.

In December, he filmed himself watching the first Harry Potter film, becoming visibly emotional and telling himself, ‘Keep it together.’

Earlier this year, he posted an Instagram clip of himself watching the film and excitedly seeing his grandfather’s cameos.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone and its sequel, based on JK Rowling’s global smashbook series, catapulted its child stars to worldwide fame.

So sweet: Tom was only 14 years old when the first Harry Potter movie came out;  he is depicted in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

So sweet: Tom was only 14 years old when the first Harry Potter movie came out;  he is depicted in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

So sweet: Tom was only 14 years old when the first Harry Potter movie came out; he is depicted in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

There's Emma: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and its sequel, based on JK Rowling's global smashbook series, catapulted its child stars to worldwide fame

There's Emma: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and its sequel, based on JK Rowling's global smashbook series, catapulted its child stars to worldwide fame

There’s Emma: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and its sequel, based on JK Rowling’s global smashbook series, catapulted its child stars to worldwide fame

The title role was played by Daniel Radcliffe with Emma as his friend Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint rounding out the trio as Ron Weasley.

Alfred played their friend Dean Thomas, while Tom played the vicious school bully Draco Malfoy who eventually joins the evil Death Eaters.

Tom and Emma were in all eight Harry Potter films, while Dean was in all but the seventh – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Tom has remained close friends with Emma since the end of the series – in 2019 he posted a photo of him teaching her to play the guitar in South Africa.

Emma has confessed in several interviews that she was in love with him in the early days of their friendship during the making of the films.

Iconic series: Alfred plays Hogwarts student Dean Thomas in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, the second film in the franchise

Iconic series: Alfred plays Hogwarts student Dean Thomas in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, the second film in the franchise

Iconic series: Alfred plays Hogwarts student Dean Thomas in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, the second film in the franchise

“For the first two films, I was deeply in love with Tom Felton. He was my first crush. He totally knows it,” she said Seventeen years later in 2011.

“We’ve talked about it – we’re still laughing about it. We’re really good friends now, and that’s cool,” says Emma, ​​who is now in a relationship with businessman Leo Robinton.

During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, she explained, “Between 10 and 12, I was really madly in love with Tom Felton.”

She explained, “We like a bad guy and he was a few years older and he had a skateboard and it just did it, really.”

Emma said Tom was “completely aware” of the crush, but would say, “Oh, I see her in a younger sisterly way,” and it just broke my heart.”

Sweet: He broke down when he talked about Emma and explained that he thought she was a 'fantastic influence on the world'

Sweet: He broke down when he talked about Emma and explained that he thought she was a 'fantastic influence on the world'

Sweet: He broke down when he talked about Emma and explained that he thought she was a ‘fantastic influence on the world’

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