Daniel Radcliffe Will Never “Close That Door” To Playing Harry Potter Again
RADCLIFFE NOT OPPOSED TO PLAYING HARRY POTTER AGAIN
After spending a decade distancing himself from the films that made him famous as a child and young adult, Radcliffe said he would never be opposed to playing Potter in the future. “I’m never going to close that door, that would be a stupid thing to do,” Radcliffe told reporters at the Deauville American Film Festival in France. “But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it.”
The stage production of The Cursed Child, author J.K. Rowling‘s latest Potter work, does feature an older Harry Potter, but even still Radcliffe is too young for that role.”At the moment it’s not even a concern because I’m too young to play the character, but even in 10 years’ time I would still feel strange about going back to it,” he said.
The actor also showed concern for the future of the franchise if it faced a reboot, comparing it to the Star Wars franchise. “There’s a chance we’d make what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars but there’s also the chance that we’d make [The] Phantom Menace,” said Radcliffe, referring to the Star Wars prequel that was panned by critics and audiences alike.
“I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved,” he said. “Some things are better left untouched.”
Since the final book in the Harry Potter series was released nine years ago in 2007, only recently has Rowling released more writing on the subject. She has since been writing fiction under her own name and her alias Robert Galbraith. She has released multiple books, either as narrative, e-book, or magical textbook. Similarly, new films have come out in the last couple of years from the world of Harry Potter, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.