Tom Felton couldn't have cared less, back in the day, that he was Emma Watson's first crush -- because according to the the bleached-blond "Harry Potter" bad boy, he was crushing way too hard on an older woman: Helena Bonham Carter.
Felton, 23, was in New York on Monday for the East Coast premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," which opens Friday in the U.S. after its London world premiere last week.
So, did Mrs. Tim Burton ever learn the secrets of young Draco Malfoy's heart?
Wincing at the memory, Felton told E! News that yes, he'd "embarrassingly wrote it in a card to her after the third or fourth film."
Reminiscing about how young they'd both been, he said that Watson's infatuation, which he heard about through the grapevine, was actually flattering to the 12-year-old boy who found himself a decade later to be friends with that former 12-year-old girl.
In other Tom Felton talk Monday, it was reported in the Sun that the actor, who has a record deal with an indie label, had "revealed" upcoming plans to become a rapper -- more specifically, that he was "looking to get into the grime rap UK scene."
While some outlets played the story as straight news, others at least considered the possibility that Felton's dry sense of humor was again at play, especially given the nature of Felton's musical career to date, busting out gangsta tunes like "Hawaii," below.
The Ministry is firmly in the tongue-in-cheek camp -- British humor has fooled people before -- but we'd love to know where Felton fans fall. Let us know, in the poll and in comments.
Emma Watson's first crush: 'Harry Potter' costar Tom Felton
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Tom Felton meets fans at the New York premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" on July 11, 2011. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press