‘Harry Potter’ actor Tom Felton explains how an escape from rehab helped his sobriety
Tom Felton was in and out of rehab for two years
He says getting clean was the happiest time in his life
Tom Felton says getting sober was the happiest time in his life
Tom Felton, who plays a teenage ‘Harry Potter’ villain in the new film, has opened up about his own journey to recovery.
The actor said his own family had supported his rehabilitation and he believed they had helped to inspire the story in the new film.
Felton was in and out of rehab for two years due to drug and alcohol issues before finding God and becoming sober himself.
Speaking with The Sun, Felton said: “We had been out with one another on a few occasions and then it all changed, I saw what it looked like and I had an epiphany, I realised I had been doing a lot of damage to some people and I realised just how wrong it was.
“I was in and out of rehab for two years. I spent a lot of time there but I made friends there and I know I couldn’t have got through that period without them in my life, and I believe there are a lot of people who would not have made it like I did.
“They have been the angels in my life, they have been the reason I have been so positive ever since and I am so grateful for them.
“I am so glad I did it and I am the happiest person I have ever been, and I am going to be the happiest person when it is all over.”
The actor also explained why he had chosen to take the role in the new ‘Harry Potter’ film.
The 22-year-old – who plays an antagonist in the film – said he took the role after a friend asked him to audition for the part on ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off, ‘The Casual Vacancy’.
He said: “I got an email from my friend saying ‘have you got