Here's what Daniel Radcliffe has to say about the new 'Potter' story -- and playing grown-up Harry
Spoiler alert: It’s not much. But somehow, we doubt that matters to diehard Potterites.
The opening day of this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour featured a Radcliffe appearance (via satellite). He was beamed in to talk about A Young Doctor’s Notebook, airing later this year on the cable network Ovation—but naturally, the subject of J.K. Rowling’s all-new Harry Potter tale also came up at one point. According to HitFix, one journalist asked the actor about the possibility of playing the boy wizard again. “I don’t know,” Radcliffe reportedly answered. “My inclination is to say ‘no.'”
Could Radcliffe perhaps be under the influence of some sort of dark hex? Yeah, no: “It’s not even hypothetical at the moment. What she’s written, I haven’t read it yet. I am going to read it,” he said of the new tale, which is just 1,500 words long and penned in the voice of notorious gossip columnist Rita Skeeter. “But [it is], as I understand it, a very short piece that I’m not sure it, of itself, worthy of adaptation to film.”
But don’t lose hope entirely, fellow muggles: “He’s at least sorta 12 years older in it than I am now, so I don’t think I’ll have to worry about that for a long time, I’m hoping,” Radcliffe concluded. So… that means the return of a mature Harry in about a decade? Maybe? Please?