Sure, Daniel Radcliffe would play Harry Potter again
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says he would consider returning to the role that made him famous if the circumstances were right.
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In the years since he stopped playing The Boy Who Lived in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows— Part 2, actor Daniel Radcliffe has, whether consciously or unconsciously, distanced himself from the franchise. He took a series of roles in very dark projects (e.g. Ig the horned boy in Horns and the lead character in A Young Doctor’s Notebook) that clashed with his reputation as the leading man in family-friendly movies. He also said he didn’t plan to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, although that seemed to have more to do with a hesitancy to distract from the play than with anything else.
But he might be coming back around. For one thing, he’s currently starring in Now You See Me 2 as a diabolical magician, so it seems he can’t stay away from magic. And as an interview with The Radio Times reveals, he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of playing Harry Potter again at some point in the future. “It would depend on the script,” he said. “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!”
What happened there was that Harrison Ford, a legendary curmudgeon, starred as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens despite having a complicated relationship with the Star Wars series. Might Radcliffe one day follow suit?
So I am saying ‘No’ for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future.
Works for us.
We feel the need to point out that Cursed Child features a middle-aged Harry Potter in a key role. Give it 20 years and Radcliffe would be the perfect guy to play Harry in a revival (probably in a theater on a space station). After all, he already played a middle-aged Harry Potter in the epilogue to Deathly Hallows — Part 2.
All he’s gotta do is grow into that, and bam: he’ll sweep the 2036 Tonys.
(And considering how long it can take to make a movie version of theatrical productions, he, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint could all hit the right age at the right time to star in the Cursed Child movie. JUST SAYING.)