Yes, Daniel Radcliffe is going to be really weirded out when someone else plays Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy visited Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live this week to talk about their new film, Victor Frankenstein, in which the pair plays legendary bro-team, Dr. Frankenstein and Igor.
Of course, Harry Potter came up, because Daniel Radcliffe, you guys. YOU try hanging with Radcliffe and not enquiring about the lightning scar. In the interview, Andy asked if the 26-year-old British actor will be acting in J.K. Rowling’s highly anticipated, two-part West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Harry, I mean Daniel, said that while he won’t be reprising his famous role, it will be strange to see someone else cast as The Boy Who Lived.
“I’m getting asked a lot, ‘Would you play him?’ and I’m like, ‘No.’ Because I’ve done it. But it would be very weird to see someone else play him,” he told Andy.
Because the play is set nineteen years after the seventh Harry Potter book, Harry Potter will be pushing 40 in The Cursed Child. It will be at least a decade before Daniel is old enough to fill those wizarding robes again.
Daniel won’t be appearing in the upcoming Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, either. The movie will tell the story of famed magizoologist Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne, who lives in New York in the 1920’s. Andy asked Daniel if Eddie reached out for any tips on how to star in a Harry Potter movie.
Just in case Eddie reads this, Daniel did have one nugget of really solid wisdom to offer his fellow actor: “I would just say enjoy the hell out of it.”
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