Exclusive: Daniel Radcliffe Urged J.K. Rowling to Not Write Another ‘Harry Potter’ Book
He tells Celebuzz that when he first heard the reports, he frantically texted the Harry Potter author in the middle of the night, hoping to get a straight answer.
“I was worried! I texted her. I said, ‘Look, is this true? Are you writing another book?!'” Radcliffe told Celebuzz at the Gotham Magazine cover party in Manhattan at the 2011 summer opening of Salon de Ning rooftop on Monday night. Hours later, Rowling finally responded.
“She wrote back that she was so pleased with my performance in Harry Potter 7: Part 1 that as a reward, she promised to never write another book about Harry,” Radcliffe revealed with a sigh of relief.
With the franchise ending this July with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Radcliffe admits he is ready to move on to the next phase in his career.
“I’ve been so busy with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying that I haven’t been thinking about Harry. In a few months, I’ll have to flip the switch and get back into Potter mode for a few days, but right now there isn’t time to be nostalgic about it,” he said.
Radcliffe also told Celebuzz that despite his British roots, he’ll be in bed instead of glued to the television for the Royal Wedding on Friday.
“I won’t be getting up at 4AM to watch the wedding. I’ll catch the highlights on CNN because they’ll be running something 24/7,” Radcliffe laughed as he told Celebuzz.
“But back home apparently everyone is most excited for the four day weekend, not the wedding.”