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Daniel Radcliffe Isn’t Interested in Starring in a ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ at the Moment

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Harry Potter” dedicated fans were ecstatic, when Harry Potter film director Chris Columbus had expressed his feeling towards the possibility of directing Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint again in a film adaptation of the popular Broadway stage play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Childback in last November. Columbus said that the potential reunion of the iconic threesome as adults would be “cinematic bliss” for fans, revealing that he was inspired by what J.J. Abrams’s latest Stars Wars trilogy.

When the J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novel about a bespectacled boy captured the heart of readers around the world, it was only natural that “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first movie adaptation of the beloved series paved the way for one of the most successful franchises in movie history. 

Now in an interview with The New York Times, Radcliffe was asked to comment about Columbus’ ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ comment. The actor admitted that it’s not something that he wants to pursue at the moment, “This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore,” Radcliffe said. “I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life.”

But despite this comment, Radcliffe hasn’t fully closing the door on ‘Harry Potter’ just yet, revealing that he might be open to reprising the titular role in the distant future, given that a significant amount of time had already passed since the last ‘Harry Potter’ film. “I’m never going to say never, but the ‘Star Wars’ guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”

Meanwhile, he has made a clear decision of appearing the some of the indie films such as, “What If,” “Swiss Amy Man,” and now, “Weird : The Al Yankovic Story” is coming up…just like Kim Cattrall in “Sex in the City,” made a wise choice to move onto her next chapter, in the end, you only live once. 

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of while continuing his work for Japan.


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