Recently, actor Tom Felton celebrated the launch of his book Beyond the Wandin which he not only shares his experiences and career as an actor, but also talks about his years in Harry Potter, Interpreting Draco Malfoy, and everything that happened in his personal life after his time in the successful saga, which, by the way, were very tough situations.
One of them was his fall into alcohol when he arrived in Los Angeles, California, where the British was overwhelmed by the lifestyle of a Hollywood star, so he found a kind of “escape” in the drink. .
Not being particularly interested in drinking I switched to a few pints of beer a day before the sun had set, always accompanied by a shot of whiskey.
Because of his addictive behavior, his then-girlfriend, Jade Olivia, her representative and work team staged an intervention, asking Tom to enter a rehab center in Malibu or they would leave him as a client.
It was due to this condition that Tom accepted and entered a rehabilitation center for 40 thousand dollars a month. It was there that the actor realized that he was not sober many years ago. In addition, he had an overflowing sense of clarity and anger at the situation he had experienced.
However, his stay was not long-lasting, because after 24 hours he decided to leave the facilities and when he left he went to a bar. As expected, this led to a heated argument with Jade, which she detonated into a breakup. Although at the time, the actor did not consider that his substance use justified the intervention, it was because of this that he had a little more clarity.
After this, finally, Tom entered a smaller center, but things did not go well there either, as the actor was expelled from the program three weeks after entering after being caught with a woman in his room. However, Felton says that time was enough for the experience to be life changing.
For the interpreter of Draco Malfoy, having been expelled was not an excuse to stop in his recovery, so he continued to volunteer and adopted a dog. Also, for his fresh start, Tom moved to the city of Venice Beach and says that for years, “his life was better than ever.”
However, even though the star of Planet of the Apes He did a little bit of everything to straighten his path, some time later, he needed professional help again, although now for different reasons, since the anxiety and depression, of which he has referred, were the reason for receiving help.
Due to all these difficult situations that Tom Felton has been through, it is that today, the 35-year-old Briton is not afraid to raise his hands and openly say that he is wrong and that he needs help, since he mentions that attending to mental health should be normalized, just like when you go to the doctor for physical health.
I am no longer ashamed to put my hands up and say: I am not well.