Radcliffe Not Currently Keen On “Potter” Return
Though he recently reunited with his castmates for an HBO Max retrospective special, actor Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he has no interest in returning to the role of Harry Potter just yet.
In recent years the stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” continues the events of the franchise some nineteen years after the events of the final novel “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.
There has been fan speculation over a film adaptation of the work as the actors are now in their early thirties, a few years shy of the mid-late thirties their characters are in the play.
Speaking with The New York Times to promote his role as the villain in the upcoming romance-adventure feature “The Lost City,” Radcliffe explained why he’s not really interested in doing such a film at the moment:
“This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back [to film the HBO Max special] and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore. 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.”
However he’s not cutting out the possibility, he just needs some more breathing room:
“I’m never going to say never. 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.”
Radcliffe’s role in “The Lost City” can be seen when that film opens in cinemas next Friday.