Daniel Radcliffe says he would pick up Harry Potter's wand again if the conditions were right

By Phil Boucher
June 29, 2016 12:00 AM
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Daniel Radcliffe learned to say all manner of magical phrases during his time as Harry Potter, but he’s now picked up an even more important one: never say never.

Speaking in an interview with the Radio Times, Radcliffe, 26, said if the conditions were right he could one day return to Hogwarts and the role that made him an international superstar.

“The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary,” Radcliffe said, according to the BBC. “But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo, and look what happened there.”

Harry Potter fans don’t need to dust off their school gowns and join the line at Platform 9 3/4 just yet, however. Radcliffe added that the circumstances aren’t right at the moment and that he was still “saying ‘No’ for now.”

Although, intriguingly, he added, that he was “leaving room to backtrack in the future”.

Whether Radcliffe will copy Harrison Ford and wait until he’s 73 to reprise his most famous role remains to be seen. But one thing is absolutely certain: he will never fully escape his association with JK Rowling‘s fantastical world.

The British actor is currently appearing as a magician turned thief in Now You See Me 2 alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, and once more having to deal with all manner of questions about magic.

“I actually didn’t consider the connection to magic until somebody pointed it out to me,” the actor said. “They were like, ‘You are going to get loads of questions about magic again,’ and I went, ‘Oh, damn, I guess I am!'”

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