When J.K Rowling published a Harry Potter update yesterday on Pottermore, you might have thought, “OH MY GOD! Will there be another movie?”
Probably not, according to star Daniel Radcliffe.
According to Deadline, the actor was at the TCA Summer Press Tour to talk about his television series A Young Doctor’s Notebook when he was asked if he was willing to play Harry Potter again after Rowling’s short story went online.
“My inclination is to say no,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a question that’s even – not even hypothetical.”
“As I understand, it’s a very short piece, not of itself worthy of adaptation to film. And he’s at least 12 years older than I am now. I don’t think I’ll have to worry about that for a long time,” he later concluded.
In Rowling’s short update, Potter and his pals are said to be in their mid-30s. A father of three, Potter is also said to be graying.
It’s completely understandable why Radcliffe would say ‘no’ to taking on the role again anytime soon. First of all, he’s only 24 years old. Second of all, the story is fairly short and not worthy of a film. And lastly, I’d like to think that Radcliffe would very much want to stretch his acting repertoire after filming eight Harry Potter movies in a row!
That being said though, we’re not COMPLETELY phasing out a short television special. If Radcliffe and his fellow actors are willing to bring the story to the screen years later, we’ll DEFINITELY be ready for it.