WTF: 'Harry Potter' Actor Tom Felton Starting Rap Career?
Published Jul 11, 2011While the Harry Potter film franchise has kept a number of kids working since the first instalment dropped in 2001, this Friday's (July 15) release of the final chapter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, likely leaves a few actors uncertain about the future. Looking for his next meal ticket, Tom Felton (aka blonde-haired bully Draco Malfoy) might be trading in his wizard's wand to drop science via a rap career.
Speaking with UK tabloid the Sun [via XXL], the actor confessed he's inked with an as-yet-unnamed label and plans to record some UK-styled hip-hop. While clearly this is an odd announcement, Felton does have a musical background. Peep him playing some Jack Johnson-styled acoustic cuts below.
"I am looking to get into the grime rap UK scene," Felton told the newspaper. "I'm going to change my image -- backward caps, the lot."
While not much else has been revealed about the upcoming project, Felton pointed to British hip-hop troupe N-Dubz as a major source of inspiration. But while he may be spreading his wings to spit hot fire, Felton confirmed that he's not leaving the acting game anytime soon.
No word on his rap name or when he'll drop his first tune, but here's hoping he brings some of his co-stars along for the ride. Heads up to Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) if he plans to partake in the project, though: the Scarface handle is already taken.
UPDATE: Felton has now responded to the rumours, denying that he has any intentions of starting a rap career.
"Apparently I'm going to take the I'm UK grime scene by storm. I have no idea what they're talking about," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "I can only think that it was an attempt at dry wit that went completely over their head. I don't know. Needless to say, I'm not planning on taking the UK grime scene by storm."