Daniel Radcliffe has said “no” to reprising his role as Harry Potter as an adult, but he’s provided himself a loophole if he is to change his mind.
We last saw Radcliffe on the big screen as Potter in 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. And now with J.K. Rowling‘s play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the question is being asked, “Would Radcliffe return as Mr. Potter?”
Rather than dodging the question, Radcliffe has answered it head on in an interview with RadioTimes.
The short answer is, “It would depend on the script.”
He expanded, saying, “The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there! So I am saying, ‘no,’ for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”
We will take that as a hard “maybe.”
Radcliffe’s recent project, Now You See Me 2, revolves around modern-day magicians, using sleight of hand and illusions. In the same RadioTimes interview, the actor talked about Now You See Me 2 being compared to Harry Potter.
Radcliffe didn’t see the connection between the two movies until someone pointed it out to him with him saying, “They were like, ‘You are going to get loads of questions about magic again,’ and I went, ‘Oh, damn, I guess I am!'”
In his defense, it is kind of a stretch to compare the two.
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