Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in 2001 and launched the careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint instantly. For the next ten years, Daniel Radcliffe played one of the most iconic fictional characters in modern literature but the question remains will he ever return to the role?
Radcliffe recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter during the Deauville Film Festival and he was asked about his most famous role to date, Harry Potter.
“I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do. But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it.”
The Harry Potter fandom has been reenergized after Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted in London and the rehearsal script was released for purchase around the world. The play tells the story of Harry Potter and his younger son Albus Severus Potter but features many Potter favorites once again. Radcliffe discussed the possibility of reprising his 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.”
“There’s a part of me that’s like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to Potter, 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 Phantom Menace. So I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved.”
For now, Harry Potter fans can look forward to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, which will be released on November 18th. Beasts will extend the Harry Potter Universe and focuses on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter