The British actor, who played the titular role in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise based on author J.K.Rowling’s fantasy novels, revealed Wednesday it wasn’t because he thought he would be thrown “into some sort of existential crisis.”
The production centers, after all, on Potter’s life 19 years after the conclusion of Rowling’s original books.
Instead, Radcliffe told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, it was because he believed “it would not be a relaxing evening at the theater” because “I feel like I would be being watched for my reaction.”
“And maybe that is completely conceited and egotistical and people wouldn’t care,” Radcliffe added. “But I do feel if I was just surrounded by ‘Harry Potter’ fans, it would be a little odd.”
Radcliffe also explained why he wouldn’t don a disguise to attend the show, which is based on a story written by Rowling. “The thing about a disguise is that if it stops working, then you’re just a dude who wore a disguise,” he said.
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