London: He may be Harry Potter`s arch-rival as Draco Malfoy in the superhit wizard franchise but actor Tom Felton says he had auditioned for the role of the bespectacled hero.
Felton, however, feels that Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are perfect as Potter and Ron Weasley, the Female First reported.
"You know, no one could have done the jobs as good as Daniel, or especially Rupert, you know, comedic genius, but yeah, I did audition," said Felton.
The 23-year-old actor, who has enjoyed a decade long stint in the film as the wizard alongside Radcliffe and Watson, once feared losing his job.
Felton says that after the fourth series `Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire`, there were rumours that studio bosses were planning to replace the original cast with the new one.
"We all feared that after the fourth film they were going to get rid of us and start again with new kids. So yeah, we`re very proud to have made it all the way through, so to speak," he said.