For the last few days, reports of Daniel Radcliffe saying yes to playing the beloved Boy Who Lived hit us like a thousand pins. But as it turns out, that wasn't exactly what he said.
On being asked whether he would reprise the role of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe said that "some things are better left untouched".
That doesn't exactly sound like a 'yaaas, count me in', right?
After the story of Warner Bros courting Radcliffe to star in a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film got around, Potterheads hyperventilated a bit. To clear the air, the actor said that he doesn't want "to go back to anything like that" and will be "happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it," reports hollywoodreporter.com.
"I'm never going to close the door, that would be a stupid thing to do. But I think I'll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it. At the moment it's not even a concern because I'm too young to play the character. But even in 10 years' time, I would still feel strange about going back to it," Radcliffe said.
The Woman in Black actor feels that he doesn't fit for playing the role of the iconic wizard in "The Cursed Child" as it calls for a much older Harry.
"There's a part of me that's like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to Harry Potter, there's a chance we'd make what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars, but there's also the chance that we'd make Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
"So I don't want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved," the 27-year-old said.
Considering that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has not really gone down well with fans, a film with the stars Potterheads grew up with is likely to meet the same response.
-- With inputs from IANS