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Daniel Radcliffe Keeps Our Hopes Alive That He'll One Day Play Harry Potter Again

The actor dishes on the possibility of joining the new Harry Potter play.

Harry Potter fever has taken over the world once again, thanks to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London's West End and the worldwide release of its script last month. But that would certainly reach a whole new level if Daniel Radcliffe decided to reprise the titular role that made him famous in the new production. 

Andy Cohen and new Radio Andy host Bruce Bozzi recently asked Daniel if he would ever consider playing a much-older Harry in The Cursed Child. Break out the butterbeer, Harry Potter fans, because he did not rule out the possibility. "It's a tricky one. You never want to close a door on anything, especially something that's been so good to me," Daniel said. "But I do think at the moment, I'm definitely not at a stage where I would feel comfortable going back to it." 

 

It sounds like it's more likely to happen once Daniel, 27, gets a little closer to Harry's age in the play, which begins as the grown-up boy wizard sends his second son off to Hogwarts for the first time. "Who knows if in 10, 20 years if I would feel differently about that," Daniel told Andy and Bruce. "I think I've got a little while before I'm age-appropriate for this Harry." 

And don't ask Daniel what he thought about the newest Harry Potter story because he has neither seen it nor read it. "I'm probably going to read it because I am desperate to know, because everyone's been talking about the story, and I'm sure someone's gonna ruin it for me one day soon if I don't read it soon, so I'll see it," he said. "But then I don't know if I will see it just because I think the experience of, as you say, the fanbase is amazing, Bruce, but I feel like sitting in that audience would potentially be kind of crazy." 

Daniel is going to need some serious magic in order to see The Cursed Child since he doesn't think wearing a disguise would even help hide his identity. "Anytime I think I'm really disguised, it fails miserably, and then you have the awkwardness of being recognized as someone who's trying to disguise themselves," he explained. 

Daniel could really use an invisibility cloak right about now to see The Cursed Child, especially because there are even more new Harry Potter stories on the way. J.K. Rowling has written three new collections of short stories that will explore more of the "dark side" of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, TIME reported Wednesday. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists will all be available for purchase on Pottermore starting September 6. 

Watch Daniel read some very different Harry Potter stories in this vintage moment from Watch What Happens Live, below.

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