Since Daniel Radcliffe hung up his wand and left behind the magical world of JK Rowling in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 in 2011, he's tried in earnest to break free of being recognised solely for playing the 'boy who lived.'
Radcliffe has tapped into everything from the Beat Generation to playing, erm, a farting corpse, but now he's indicated that he would return to Harry Potter in the right context.
Radcliffe recently spoke to the Radio Times about the potential for him to one day return to the franchise that made him a household name, saying rather diplomatically: “It would depend on the script."
“The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary," Radcliffe said, just to temper the excitement of Harry Potter die-hards.
“So I am saying 'no’ for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future," he added.
Hmmm, that's interesting. What if, somewhere down the line, Warner Bros decided to adapt the West End play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to the big screen: who would be better at playing an older version of the wizard than the actor who originally portrayed him?
Perhaps it partially hinges on the success of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, scripted by none other than Rowling, the Harry Potter creator herself. Fantastic Beasts, which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York's secret community of witches and wizards, is Rowling's first crack at a screenplay and, if the movie is well-received, she may be encouraged to pen a script based on the 'Cursed Child.'
Radcliffe Won't Be Attending The West End Production
Meanwhile, Radcliffe recently explained that he won't be saying the West End production anytime soon because he wouldn't want to draw too much attention to himself and steal the thunder of the actors performing on stage.
“I could be completely wrong in this," he told E! News, "but I feel like if I went to see it that night, there’s going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there in the audience obviously and would that then become a thing?
“Would it be more about them watching me watch the show or would it take away from the show?”
Radcliffe will next be seen in Now You See Me 2, but we're still holding out hope that he'll one day return to Harry Potter!