Tom Felton is rewatching the ‘Harry Potter’ movies for the 1st time, and he’s already wiping away tears

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  • Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton started rewatching the "Harry Potter" movies live on Instagram so fans can see his reactions.
  • The actor said this is the first time he's watched the movies since they premiered nearly 20 years ago. 
  • His first livestream featured 11 minutes and 11 seconds of "Sorcerer's Stone," and his second video brought it to around the 30-minute mark.
  • During the videos, the actor shared fun tidbits, behind-the-scenes secrets, and colorful commentary about the popular series. 
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English actor Tom Felton, known for playing Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" film series, has started rewatching the movies for the first time in about 20 years.

On Monday, he watched the first 11 minutes and 11 seconds of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) while livestreaming on Instagram so fans could see his reactions. He set out to watch another 11 minutes of it on Wednesday, but he lost track of time and ended up watching the next 22 minutes, instead. 

Even though he's only about 30 minutes into "Sorcerer's Stone," Felton has already let fans in on behind-the-scenes secrets about the film while providing colorful commentary. 

The actor got emotional within the first few minutes of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'

Felton seemed to get a little choked up when the iconic John Williams score kicked in during the opening scene, and his visible waves of emotion didn't stop there. 

Upon seeing his 11-year-old costar's debut as Harry Potter, Felton said, "Look at him! [Daniel] Radcliffe looks about 5," and had to tell himself to "keep it together" as he started tearing up.

In between sharing tidbits about the set and impersonating Hagrid's accent, he said the movie is "not bad" for anyone who hasn't seen it before. 

"I don't think I've ever seen this — I've never seen this footage, since the premiere. I have no idea what's going on, it's fantastic," he said during the stream. "I'm watching it for the first time really."

He also added, "I think it works, right? We're all watching the same thing, and I'm just sort of tearing up really rather than giving you commentary, but it'll get better."

He also shared some personal details and stories from his experience on set

When he first saw Professor McGonagall on screen, Felton sighed and said, "She's my hero." It's unclear if he meant the character or the actor who plays her, Dame Maggie Smith.

During his second video on Wednesday, the actor also shared that he got to keep one of the envelopes from the scene where the owls bombard the Dursley house while trying to deliver Harry his Hogwarts letter. 

Felton has yet to see his own character, Draco Malfoy, on screen, but he should be encountering him soon. The character's first scene is on the Hogwarts Express, and the actor left off at the scene on Platform 9 3/4.

The actor has previously said he was waiting for a 'sacred day' to rewatch the films

Tom Felton said he hadn't watched the films since they premiered.
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In 2018, Felton told People that he hasn't rewatched any of the "Harry Potter" films since they premiered and that he was saving them "for a sacred day."

"I have visions of doing that with my two kids, when I'm a little bit older," he told the publication. 

Luckily for fans, he decided to share the special moment with them on Instagram instead. 

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