MERLIN’S BEARD! Did Daniel Radcliffe just CONFIRM he’ll be playing Harry Potter in the Cursed Child?

Our wands are totally in a knot over this

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Despite making some questionable decisions, good old Dumbledore was a bit of an old pro at dishing out the life advice.

Right here, right now, it really does seem like we are living in the darkest of times. With Donald Trump for president passing awful executive orders like the Muslim Ban willy-nilly things really are looking bleak.

Also, the fact that Daniel Radcliffe has gone to great lengths to distance himself from the Harry Potter film series ever since the franchise finished in 2011 has been avada-kadavra-ing us slowly to death. Well, tbh we have loved his other projects, especially when he played that farting corpse in that film, but it’s just no Harry Potter.

And then, to make matters worse, JK Rowling kinda went and dumped on our dreams of a ‘Cursed Child’ film with one blunt, sassy tweet, which made us consider ending it all there and then.

But today we remembered to turn on the light…

Daniel Radcliffe made an appearance on ‘Good Morning Britain’ today to promote his new play ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’.

Amongst other things, in the interview they discussed whether Radcliffe would ever return to his most famous role:

“I really don’t know. I think that’s all highly theoretical talk. If it was ever to become more than theoretical, I would of course think about it!”

Wow, talk about vague.

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But still, it’s the light in the dark we needed and it’s a big change from last August when Daniel told Andy Cohen of SiriusXM that he wasn’t comfortable with returning the role of Harry:

“At the moment, I’m definitely not at a stage where I would feel comfortable going back to it. Who knows if in 10, 20 years I would feel differently about that, and I think I’ve got a little while before I’m sort of age-appropriate for this Harry.”

We’re so glad he’s changed his tune because if there was a Cursed Child film, we wouldn’t accept anyone else as Harry.


But it turns out that Daniel actually hasn’t even seen the Cursed Child theatre play yet so we guess he needs to get on that ASAP before agreeing to another HP role!

“I’m not trying to stay away from the show. I’m trying to stay away from what could potentially be the experience of seeing it. I know other people from the cast have gone to see it, I just feel like if I was sitting in an audience of ‘Harry Potter’ fans, it would be possibly be a slightly different show, and it would possibly be that I would be watching it as much feeling people watching me watch it. This could all be in my head, but I just envisage it possibly not being relaxing. I had a beard until two days ago. And then I knew I’d be doing this, so I shaved it off, and then realised how immediately it makes me look younger and more like Harry Potter.”

Would you accept someone else as Harry Potter? If so, then who? Let us know using the comments box below.

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