Daniel Radcliffe Doesn’t Want To Play Harry Potter Till He Feels Like It
Out of all the celebrities in Hollywood, Daniel Radcliffe (and his friends) might be the only person who we still think of by their popular characters. The Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter came on cinemas in 2001, a character played by Daniel Radcliffe. His debut movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone set him on a grand journey to star in eight more movies of the franchise for the next decade. With the last Harry Potter movie releasing in 2011, it has been almost a decade since we last say Radcliffe wearing a robe, fighting Voldemort and avoiding deadly Avada Kadavara’s. Unfortunately, we might have to keep on waiting because he is in no hurry to return.
Daniel Radcliffe Says They Are Doing Fine Without Him
Since 2011, Daniel Radcliffe himself has been busy acting, keeping his achievements as Harry Potter to one side. He has worked on many titles, some of which include What If (2013) and Swiss Army Man (2016). In a recent interview with Variety for his upcoming Escape from Pretoria, Radcliffe talked about his Harry Potter role. The interviewer asked him if he would ever return as Harry Potter in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie series, he replied:
“I don’t think so. I don’t like say no to things, but it’s not something that I’m rushing to do. I feel like those films have moved on and they’re doing just fine without us. I’m happy to keep it that way. I like what my life is now.”
Perhaps Radcliffe is signalling terms of his contract in what he added next. He talked about having more flexibility in his career after ending Harry Potter.
“I’m not saying that I’ll never go back into any franchise, but I like the flexibility that I have with my career now. And I don’t want to get into a situation where I’m signed up for one series for years in advance.”
Daniel Radcliffe built his name as Harry Potter to perfection, and it doesn’t seem to go away. However, he is not looking towards that path now. Perhaps in the future at some point?