Daniel Radcliffe has been quoted as saying that he is not pleased that J.K. Rowling has enough material to write at least three more Harry Potter novels, if she ever got it in her mind to do so. She had announced this on Oprah, though also stated she had no plans in the works right now to actually write more books along that vein. Here’s what Radcliffe had to say:
“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. “I think 10 years is a long time to spend with one character.”
And here’s the question on my mind: Do we even want Daniel Radcliffe to play Harry Potter again? Sure, he was cast in the role and he was a cute little kid and did as good a job as any little kid could do dealing with such a huge role. (Except Dakota Fanning. She is frickin’ amazing…) But by the third movie, didn’t we all kind of notice that maybe he wasn’t up to the challenge? It’s glaringly obvious that in half of his scenes he is two seconds away from laughing, even when he is screaming at Peter Pettigrew in angst about his murdered parents.
J.K. Rowling should definitely write more books if she has enough material to warrant such, and make it interesting, something the readers would be into. Daniel Radcliffe having to play him in a movie shouldn’t even enter into the discussion. Truly, he should just be glad that anyone even knows his name. He owes his entire livelihood to J.K. Rowling and the title character of her book series, so he can STFU.