Daniel Radcliffe explains why he doesn't want to play Harry Potter any time soon

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If you're a Harry Potter fan, you're in for some rather disappointing news today!

And the bearer of that news is none other than Daniel Radcliffe, who played the series' title character for an entire decade.

While promoting his new movie, The Lost City, with co-stars Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock, the 32-year-old actor told The New York Times that returning to the franchise isn't on the cards for him right now.

"This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy [the reunion] because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore," he told the outlet.

"I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life."

That's not to say that Radcliffe is ruling out the possibility of re-entering the Wizarding World at some point in the distant future.

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He explained: "I’m never going to say never, but the Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now."

The interview comes after director Chris Columbus told The Hollywood Reporter in November that he'd like to work with the original Harry Potter cast members including Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Radcliffe for a potential Harry Potter And The Cursed Child adaption.

He said: "A version of Cursed Child with Dan, Rupert and Emma at the right age, it’s cinematic bliss. If you’re a film nerd or cinephile, it’s kind of like what J.J. [Abrams] did with Star Wars.

"Star Wars really started to be great again when J.J. made the film and we had all the original cast back. There’s no question if you’re a Star Wars fan, you were moved just seeing them on screen, seeing Harrison Ford as Han Solo again — and Chewy.

"It was very moving. I think that would be the same situation for Harry Potter fans. To able to actually see these adult actors now back in these roles? Oh, yeah. It would be amazingly fun to make that film — or two films."

Featured image credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

Daniel Radcliffe explains why he doesn't want to play Harry Potter any time soon

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you're in for some rather disappointing news today!

And the bearer of that news is none other than Daniel Radcliffe, who played the series' title character for an entire decade.

While promoting his new movie, The Lost City, with co-stars Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock, the 32-year-old actor told The New York Times that returning to the franchise isn't on the cards for him right now.

"This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy [the reunion] because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore," he told the outlet.

"I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life."

That's not to say that Radcliffe is ruling out the possibility of re-entering the Wizarding World at some point in the distant future.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy]]

He explained: "I’m never going to say never, but the Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now."

The interview comes after director Chris Columbus told The Hollywood Reporter in November that he'd like to work with the original Harry Potter cast members including Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Radcliffe for a potential Harry Potter And The Cursed Child adaption.

He said: "A version of Cursed Child with Dan, Rupert and Emma at the right age, it’s cinematic bliss. If you’re a film nerd or cinephile, it’s kind of like what J.J. [Abrams] did with Star Wars.

"Star Wars really started to be great again when J.J. made the film and we had all the original cast back. There’s no question if you’re a Star Wars fan, you were moved just seeing them on screen, seeing Harrison Ford as Han Solo again — and Chewy.

"It was very moving. I think that would be the same situation for Harry Potter fans. To able to actually see these adult actors now back in these roles? Oh, yeah. It would be amazingly fun to make that film — or two films."

Featured image credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy