The Malfoys just led the best "Harry Potter" reunion ever, and even J.K. Rowling is speechless
Being that much of the world has been decidedly un-magical as of late, we needed to see Harry Potter stars Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton have a Malfoy reunion at Wizarding World. Because for some people, self care is tea with honey and a bubble bath, while for us, it’s watching Lucius and Draco Malfoy lord over their underlings in Florida.
The erstwhile father-and-son duo reunited earlier this week for a panel at Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter, with other, non-Slytherin folks like Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) joining in on the Hogwarts-alum fun as well.
Isaacs posted a photo with his “blond bombshell” ex-costar, adding a serious note about the importance of work like Harry Potter in the face of rising xenophobia.
“A welcome escape from the horrors of the world until we answered questions on stage and were reminded what the stories were all about: fighting fascism, embracing diversity and never giving up hope,” Isaacs wrote. “Suddenly seemed a lot less fantastical. Still, huge love and thanks to all the Potterites who made it a glorious weekend. You’re all brilliant – even the tragically unSlytherin. X”
(This is the point of this story where we remind you guys that Isaacs is a super handsome, seemingly pretty woke dude that none of us should be sleeping on. Google him. It’s worth it.)
Isaacs also took to Twitter, commenting on the advanced age of his costars and, once again, thanking the Potter fans who “remind us to fight for the light.”
J.K. Rowling, who has been very vocal about issues like Trump’s Muslim ban and the UK’s Brexit herself, was a fan.
This whole cast is seriously too cute to handle.
We can’t even hate on Draco in the movies anymore, knowing how fun and engaged with the fandom he is offscreen.
Entertainment Weekly reports that at the panel itself, Isaacs addressed similarities between his character’s views and the views of politicians currently leading some of our world’s biggest super powers — which, you know, is extremely terrifying.
“There is a very recognizable racist and supremacist [in Lucius Malfoy], acting out of fear and thinking that the past was a better time,” Isaacs said. “And scared of Muggles and scared of the future because it feels like his place was some time ago, when he was part of the super-elite who could look down on the rest of the world.
Thanks for keeping it real, Isaacs — and of course, for helping make our world just a little bit more magical.