After all this time …
Daniel Radcliffe finally “revelios” why he’s Sirius about not Weasleying his way back into his breakout Harry Potter role in a new interview.
Radcliffe — who played The Boy Who Lived for the first eight films in J.K. Rowling’s world-famous franchise — told Variety he “doesn’t like to say no to things” but reprising the role in the “Fantastic Beasts” prequels is not something he’s “rushing to do.”
“I feel like those films have moved on and they’re doing just fine without us. I’m happy to keep it that way. I like what my life is now,” Radcliffe told the outlet.
“I’m not saying that I’ll never go back into any franchise, but I like the flexibility that I have with my career now. And I don’t want to get into a situation where I’m signed up for one series for years in advance,” he continued.
Since the conclusion of the series, Radcliffe has become known for odd roles — like the Broadway show “Equus,” in which he had an explicit 10-minute sex scene with co-star Joanna Christie.
He also played a farting corpse in the film “Swiss Army Man” alongside Paul Dano.
“I wasn’t picking projects that were weird for weird’s sake,” Radcliffe told Variety. “‘Swiss Army Man’ was weird in that it’s about a farting corpse coming back to life and that’s not for everybody.
“At the same time, it’s an incredibly smart film that has something beautiful to say about being human.”
Radcliffe will soon star in an indie prison drama titled “Escape From Pretoria,” which is set for release in theaters March 6.
In the movie, which is based on real events, Radcliffe plays South African writer Tim Jenkin — an anti-apartheid activist who escaped from the Pretoria Local Prison after he was arrested for distributing pamphlets critical of the country’s racist government.
“You’re rooting for them to get out because they should not be in prison. They are victims of an oppressive, tyrannical regime, so it seemed like a wonderful story to be a part of telling,” Radcliffe said of the role.
He also revealed that Jenkin makes a cameo in the film.