Despite much excitement over a new Harry Potter story written by JK Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the Potter series, urged fans not to count on him to play the boy-wizard again.
The actor was questioned about the possibility of a new Harry Potter film while appearing at the Television Critics Association summer press tour via satellite. His response made it obvious that there won't be any more Harry Potter movies from him, The Independent reported.
"My inclination is to say 'no'. I don't think it's a question that's even... not even hypothetical. As I understand, it's a very short piece, not of itself worthy of adaptation to film. And he's at least 12 years older than I am now. I don't think I'll have to worry about that for a long time," he told CNN.
JK Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter series recently published a short story on her website Pottermore.com about a "grown-up" and greying Harry Potter. In the new 1,500-word story, the character is described as "About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror's black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old."
In recent years, Radcliffe has moved on to more adult roles, including appearing nude on a Broadway show titled, 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'.
Radcliffe was at the TCA's Summer Press Tour to talk about his new show A Young Doctor's Notebook in which he plays the younger, morphine-addicted version of a doctor played by Mad Men star Jon Hamm. It is a dark comedy staged in an early 20th century Russian village.
"I'm trying to do different things," Radcliffe said at a New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS) in Manhattan.
"What it is, I played only one character for such a long time, I think there's a little bit of envy and desire to try as many different things as possible," Radcliffe said. "Now that I'm in that position, I'm trying to while the getting is good."
Radcliffe's most recent on-screen appearance was in a romantic comedy, What If, where he was paired opposite Zoe Kazan.
So, it's official. Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter will never visit Hogwarts again.