I am a rabid Harry Potter fan. I own several copies of each book, the DVDs of every movie — and was first in line for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So if I had even the slightest chance of getting into the audience of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I would’ve been there in the flick of a hippogriff’s wing. But apparently, Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t feel the same way. He recently explained why he had zero interest in seeing the play in person.

Daniel Radcliffe was Harry Potter for more than 10 years.

He lived and breathed that role, and brought HP to life.

So you’d think he would have a vested interest in the stage play of The Cursed Child, also written by J.K. Rowling.

But Daniel apparently can’t bring himself to be in that audience, and his reason is kind of understandable.

Daniel said, “I’m not trying to stay away from the show, I’m trying to stay away from what could potentially be the experience of seeing it.”


“I just feel like if I was sitting in an audience of Harry Potter fans… that I would be watching it as much feeling people watching me watch it.”

He finished by saying, “This could all be in my head, but I just envisage it possibly not being relaxing.”

Daniel also opened up about how he felt having someone else play the role of Harry Potter!

Daniel explained, “If somebody else played it, I’m sure it would be weird, but I’m sure I’d get over it.”

He then went on to praise the actor portraying Harry in the play, saying, “James [Parker] is playing it, and I’m very happy with that.”

I didn’t think Daniel Radcliffe could get any cooler!

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