Daniel Radcliffe might be 27 now, but he will always cherish the years he played the iconic role of The Boy Who Lived. The British actor gave life to Harry Potter’s character in eight films.
The Imperium actor will always feel indebted that he had the opportunity to be “associated with something that people absolutely love.”
“I’m always going to be grateful for Potter. I wouldn’t be doing any of the other things that I do if I hadn’t got that part, so there’s never going to be a day where I don’t have a debt of gratitude that makes me very happy to hear people talk about it.”
While Radcliffe is not closing his doors to the possibility of reprising his role as Harry, he said that he’s not comfortable to go back yet.”Who knows if in 10, 20 years I would feel differently about that,” he teased.
Harry Potter fans can still relive the magic through the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play helmed by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The story, still set at Hogwarts, now follows the lives of Harry and Ginny’s children. Viewers will also meet Draco’s offspring, as well as Ron and Hermione’s kids.
For Potterheads who cannot use the Floo Network to watch the play in London, a special manuscript was released. Some, however, complained that the manuscript lacked the charm of Rowling’s imaginative writing.
Emma Watson and Rupert Grint watched the show separately. They both went backstage to meet Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley.
Radcliffe, on the other hand, has no desire to see the play yet. He said that his presence in the theater could distract the audience from watching the actors on the stage. Nonetheless, he told CBS that he would read the manuscript soon.
“I’ll probably read it, as a book, since the script’s just come out. I think sitting in that audience might be a slightly intense experience. If it calms down, at any point, I will [see it].”
Meanwhile, it was recently confirmed that three new “bite-sized” Hogwarts stories would come out as e-books on September 6.
The “Short Stories from Hogwarts” collection will have three titles, including “Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists,” “Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies,” and “Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide.”
The first title will reportedly delve into the nasty side of the Wizarding World. It will feature the “ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban.”
The second title appears to be an inspiring read as it will retell the noble deeds of some of the people that contributed to Hogwarts. The final title will reveal some of the most intriguing secrets about the beloved castle.
Contrary to the usual length of Rowling’s novels, the longest of the three e-books is only 79 pages. The Pottermore Presents series was curated by the website’s dedicated editorial team.
The team wants the stories to reach people who do not visit Pottermore regularly. The e-books will be released in eight languages and may be purchased for $2.99 each.
Earlier this month, Rowling told Reuters, “Harry is done now” regardless of how thrilled she is because of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. She made it clear that despite the constant and often intense speculation, the play wouldn’t yield a new series of stories.
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