Friday, June 24, 2011

Daniel Radcliffe from the LA Times

Radcliffe has possessed — and been possessed by – the role of Potter for half his life, and right now he’s experiencing an intense jumble of emotions. “It is bizarre; we’ve been talking about it for so long, and now it’s finally here.”

And yes, for the record, he’s absolutely ready to hang up the Hogwarts robe for good. But what about that notion of a later movie based on some new Rowling-penned adventure? Does Radcliffe harbor any secret wish to reconnect with his signature role sometime down the road?
“Not particularly. I think that would be a bit odd,” said the actor, who celebrates his 22nd birthday the week after the eighth film opens. “I’d be very skeptical about that. First of all, I don’t think that she will” write another Potter installment, “and second of all, oh, I don’t know, the idea of going back to something after 10 or 20 years? At that point, I will have worked 20 years to establish a career outside of it, and at that point to go back to it would feel a little self-defeating.”
Perhaps, but Radcliffe is already wise enough to know that you can never really say never. There may be some magic moment when someone offers him a wand and the perfect script. “I could feel completely different at that time, but at this moment, it feels like it would be strange and not the way it would or should go.”


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