Tom Felton, a "Harry Potter" actor, talked about working with Ralph Fiennes on a scene for the most recent movie.
In his autobiography, Felton said that Fiennes invented Voldemort giving Draco Malfoy an unpleasant hug.
It gave Felton shivers back then, and the memory still does today.
Tom Felton claimed that Ralph Fiennes, who played Voldemort in the final film, improvised his terrifying, awkward hug with Draco Malfoy.
The eight "Harry Potter" movies that were released between 2001 and 2011 featured Felton as Draco. In his memoir, "Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard," which was published on Tuesday, Felton writes of his time working with Fiennes.
Felton praised Fiennes for having a "weighty presence" and a "otherness that set him apart from everyone else on set" as the actor who played the villain in the franchise. When he and Felton were filming the Battle of Hogwarts for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Fiennes' distinct demeanour was on display.
The "major moment," according to the actor, was when Draco joined his parents Lucius (Jason Isaacs) and Narcissa (Helen McCrory) on Voldemort's side, leaving his Hogwarts classmates and instructors behind.
Voldemort exclaimed as Felton's persona moved across the floor to switch sides "Ah! Congrats, Draco. Thank you, "and forced a tight hug on him.
In his memoir, Felton stated, "I must have done that walk 30 or 40 times." "I followed the same routine for a lot of the takes: I kept my distance from Voldemort while pacing slowly with my head down and a hint of fear. Every time, Ralph would give me a different look. He occasionally smiled. He occasionally wouldn't. He would occasionally interrupt his speech to tell me to get back."
"He lifted his arm just a little bit in the middle of one take, as I was marching towards him for the hundredth time," Felton said. "I stopped in my tracks and wondered, Is he trying to hug me? It was the tiniest action."
He went on: "I shuddered uncertainly in his direction, arms at my sides. Perhaps the most uncomfortable hug ever seen on camera was the one he gave me by wrapping his own arms around me. Even on set, it made me shiver. Tom felt uneasy as well as scared to get a hug from Voldemort. Both the recollection and the experience gave me goosebumps."
"I had no idea they were going to use it until I saw the film for the first time at the premiere in London," Felton said of the hug that made it into the final cut of the film.
Felton remarked, "That was one take out of fifty." "Until I saw the movie for the first time at the London premiere, I had no idea they would utilise it. The audience remained silent throughout. I could feel everyone around me holding their breath uncomfortably because that moment was so twisted and watching Voldemort's twisted display of devotion was so inappropriate."