Daniel Radcliffe Is Fine With Another Actor Playing Harry Potter

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There are some roles where it’s difficult to imagine someone else taking the reins and being able to make it their own. Han Solo will always be Harrison Ford, Dirty Harry will always be Clint Eastwood and Frodo Baggins will always be Elijah Wood. But what about Harry Potter? Will Harry Potter always be Daniel Radcliffe in the hearts and minds of muggles around the world? Most likely, but what if there was to be another Harry Potter movie and he didn’t want to reclaim the role?

That is exactly the question that came up, says The Hollywood Reporter. With J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the stage and in bookstores, the possibility of if Warner Bros. might choose to create a film from it seems quite real, but would he want to resume his role as the sorcerer, or has he moved on?

“I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do. But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it. At the moment it’s not even a concern because I’m too young to play the character, but even in 10 years’ time I would still feel strange about going back to it.”

Of course, it is all a big “if” right now anyway. For the moment, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage performance and there hasn’t been much public talk about it being made into a film. The play takes place in the future when Harry is an adult with a job and a family, which no, Daniel Radcliffe probably couldn’t do convincingly right now without prosthetic makeup, anyway.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)