"Harry Potter"-Star: Confession about drinking and problems

British actor Tom Felton, known as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter films, has changed the way he deals with mental health problems: “At some point I understood that it’s okay not to feel okay,” the 35-year-old told the star. “And that it’s okay to talk about it.” Felton recently published an autobiography, Beyond Magic, which also deals with these problems and the resulting alcohol consumption.

To the star he said: “The increased drinking was a symptom that I was not feeling well, but not the trigger, the people around me realized that I needed help.” In the meantime he has found a way to deal with his mental problems. In addition to his dog Willow, he is supported by his good friend and fellow actress Emma Watson. “We’ve known each other for a long time and have a great understanding of each other, she always encourages you.”

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