Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on Harry Potter Fame and Post-Potter Career

Daniel Radcliffe praises Gary Oldman and David Thewlis for their guidance during his Harry Potter days. He expresses enthusiasm for potential TV series set in the wizarding world, but rules out reprising his iconic role.

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Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on Harry Potter Fame and Post-Potter Career

Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on Harry Potter Fame and Post-Potter Career

Daniel Radcliffe, now 34, recently opened up about his experience handling childhood fame as the star of the Harry Potter film series and his diverse post-Potter acting career. In a 2021 episode of the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast with Josh Horowitz, Radcliffe shared fond memories of working with his co-stars and expressed admiration for the older actors who helped shape his craft during his formative years.

Radcliffe specifically praised Gary Oldman, who portrayed Sirius Black, and David Thewlis, who played Professor Remus Lupin, for their guidance and influence on his acting journey. "I have really, really fond memories of all my scenes with Gary Oldman and David Thewlis,"Radcliffe said. He even playfully mused about hypothetically portraying one of theiranother, characterif given the chance to go back in time, citing his positive experiences filming scenes with them.

However, Radcliffe clarified that his comments were not a serious indication of his desire to return to the wizarding world as a different character. He acknowledged the persistent rumors and speculation about potential Harry Potter reboots or revivals, but emphasized that such talks are often exaggerated in the media compared to reality. Radcliffe confirmed he has never been approached about reprising his iconic role in any future Harry Potter projects.

While Radcliffe believes he is unlikely to be involved in any direct continuation of the Harry Potter film series, he did express enthusiasm for the possibility of other stories and adaptations set within the wizarding world. He specifically mentioned the potential for a TV series focusing on the older generation of characters, such as the Marauders, stating,"I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn intoTV series, 100 percent. A series with the older generation [Marauders], that could be very cool."

Since his days as the boy wizard, Radcliffe has built an eclectic acting career, taking on roles in indie films, TV dramas, and comedies. He has also been an outspoken ally for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly in light of the controversy surrounding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's comments on transgender rights. In 2020, Radcliffe penned an essay for The Trevor Project, expressing support for the trans community and apologizing for the pain caused by Rowling's remarks.

As Daniel Radcliffe continues to navigate his post-Potter career with a mix of challenging and diverse roles, his reflections on his childhood stardom and the guidance he received from his fellow Harry Potter cast members offer a fascinating glimpse into his journey as an actor. While the future of the wizarding world on screen remains uncertain, Radcliffe's legacy as the boy who lived, both on and off the screen, remains an indelible part of cinematic history.