Daniel Radcliffe ‘Probably’ Won’t See ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter days are behind him.
The actor recently appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he was asked about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Broadway show written about his character and others in the Harry Potter universe. Radcliffe, 29, told host Seth Meyers he's often asked about the shows, none of which he's seen or is planning to see.
"I've been asked this a lot, and I feel like I always give a really boring, terrible answer. I'm probably not going to see it," he revealed. "I don't have plans to. Not because I think it would throw me into some existential crisis of like, 'Oh, is that what happened?' But more so I just feel like it would not be a relaxing evening in the theater."
He went on to explain that fans of the franchise, dubbed Potterheads, would likely be looking to him for a "reaction" throughout the show. Radcliffe said he just thought the whole thing "would be a little odd."
"I feel like I would be being watched for my reaction. And maybe that is completely conceited and egotistical and people wouldn't care. But I do feel like if I was just surrounded by Harry Potter fans, it would be a little odd," he said.
Meyers, 44, suggested disguise, but Radcliffe had one bad disguise experience that was enough to turn him off the idea for good.
"The thing about a disguise is if it stops working, then you're just a dude who wore a disguise," he said before revealing that he and Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint went to a music festival in disguise once in their younger days.
"For whatever reason because we were young, cool and edgy, we had access to old World War II gas masks, so we put them on," he said. "And then it got really hot really quickly so we just took them off. Everybody went from, 'Who are those two idiots in gas masks,' to, 'Oh, look who that is.' It was not a good feeling. That's sworn me off disguises."