British actor Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he does not want to play the role of Harry Potter again “at this point”.
There has been rumours that he could reprise his most famous role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
But the 27-year-old has ruled this out, telling the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that “maybe if 30 years had passed I would be thinking differently”, adding: “I could play his dad or something.”
Radcliffe first played Edinburgh author JK Rowling’s boy wizard in 2001, appearing in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Since then, he has starred as Potter several more times, while also appearing in other films and in theatre.
In his latest film, Imperium, Radcliffe plays Nate Foster, an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group.
Asked if he’d agree to play Potter if the London stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was adapted for the big screen, he replied: “No one’s asked me about it and I definitely don’t think that I would do it at this point, certainly.
“It’s only been six years [since last playing Potter] and I’m really enjoying being able to do lots of different stuff at the moment.”
He added: “Maybe if 30 years had passed I would be thinking differently. They will be doing remakes, and I could play his dad, or something.”
Just few weeks back, in another interview, this time with the Hollywood reporter, Radcliffe was no more open to returning to the role that made his a star.
“I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do,” he said. “But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it.”
Warner Bros is currently rumoured to be pursuing the rights to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.