When J.K. Rowling appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show last month to hint that she had enough material in mind to write three more Harry Potter novels, she made millions of fans of the boy wizard deliriously happy. But it turns out there was at least one person who wasn't happy AT ALL.
Daniel Radcliffe, who should have more reason to love Harry Potter than anyone on the planet—after all, the character made him a star—recoiled when he learned of the possibility.
"Oh God, she promised me categorically that there wouldn't be another book involving Harry," he said, adding that it was "very doubtful" he'd ever again play the character. (Though he has admitted that he'd be up for portraying either Sirius Black or Albus Dumbledore someday.) "I think 10 years is a long time to spend with one character," he said.
And as for Radcliffe's co-star Emma Watson, not only doesn't she want to revisit Hermione Granger, but it sounds as if she's off acting completely and may seek a different career once her work on the Harry Potter films is done.
"It, like, happened when I was very young, and this was one role, and it transformed the whole of my life, but it doesn't necessarily mean that this is what's going to make me happy," she said. "I want to be able to explore a few other things as well."
Do the reactions of these two Potter stars surprise you?
(via The Guardian)