WOODRIDGE, Ill. (CBS) – The western suburbs experienced Harry Potter mania anew on Friday as one of the lead actors paid a visit to a Woodridge theater.
Fans braved morning storms and afternoon heat to see actor Tom Felton, who portrayed Harry Potter rival Draco Malfoy in the all of the movies.
WBBM’s Michele Fiore talked with some of the excited movie-goers, including members of the Thelan family.
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Mom Maryann didn’t quite know what she got herself into.
“Well, the kids are all excited, but I’m looking for the air-conditioning,” she said.
From behind a blue curtain, Malfoy – or Felton – appeared.
“It’s fantastic,” he said. “It’s thanks to these guys and their passion over the 10 years that we’re still here talking about it. So, I feel very grateful.”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” the last film based on the best-selling book series by JK Rowling, opened July 15 and has already grossed more than $225 million domestically.
Felton will be in Naperville on Saturday and back in Woodridge on Sunday.