Last summer, several notable stars were in Vancouver filming a pre-quel to the popular "Planet Of The Apes" called "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes"
Many big names were here for it, such as Freida Pinto, Golden Globe winner James Franco & 5X Emmy & 2X Golden Globe winner John Lithgow.
But the 1 most people in town were most excited for was not 1 of these highly decorated stars. It was a guy who is known around the world as a baddie in the Harry Potter series, Tom Felton.
Not ever having watched the HP films, I knew nothing of Felton's popularity when he came into town. All I knew was, people kept saying "have you met Tom Felton"?. So, when I had the chance to get a few pics of him, I took it.
Tom was actually personable, in the right situations. When he wasnt personable...was when actual fans were floating around. He even went as far as to tell the regulars "dont tell any fans where I am". Having dealt with another phenomenons fanbase "Twilight" in the past, I could understand Mr. Felton's preference to not have to engage with his most ardent fans. The type of fans who generally follow these type of franchises are a bit tough to deal with...so I was certain Tom had this request because of prior issues with the HP fanbase.
In the end, I got him to sign a few photos & had a couple chances to photograph him while he was here. Despite his prerence to not be noticed when possible, he was still good with signing & taking photos when he was caught.
You can find Tom on twitter @TomFelton
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.