Even though Draco Malfoy was one of the villains of Harry Potter, Tom Felton was definitely the one we were all crushing on as tweens. But did you know producers originally wanted Felton to play Harry Potter?

However, director Chris Columbus told The Hollywood Reporter recently that Felton’s blonde hair proved to be a problem.

“We thought, let’s just dye Tom’s hair, give him a scar, give him the glasses and let’s see.’ He did a great Harry Potter reading,” Columbus recalled.

“[But] he was so good at Malfoy. I just couldn’t pass that up. I knew Tom had to play Malfoy.” 

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