Daniel Radcliffe on Engagement & Harry Potter Reunion Rumors: 'Absolute Bollocks!'
In an interview posted in The Daily Beast, Daniel Radcliffe, currently starring on Broadway in 'The Cripple of Inishmaan,' denies recent rumors that he is engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Erin Darke or that he will be reuniting with Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for new footage which reportedly will be used at a new Universal Studios Florida attraction.
Regarding the rumors of an engagement, Radcliffe had this to say: "No! Absolute bollocks. Absolute bollocks." He adds, "I don't think we can even give the Daily Mail credit for that one. It was Star, I believe. It was funny. I got a text from my English teacher saying, 'Is it true? Congratulations!' and I had to text her back, 'I'm afraid not! We're very happy, but we're not getting married.' Marriage is not a thought that is even remotely close to me at the moment."
As for reports that the Harry Potter fearsome trio have shot all-new footage for the new Universal Studios ride "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" the actor says, "I know nothing about that. They may very well be using existing footage that we'd already filmed for the movies, but I have had no calls or involvement in that. A while ago they asked me to do more stuff for the theme park, and that was my moment to try and draw a line because that theme park is going to keep expanding, and keep going to more countries, and there's going to come a point where I'm going to be 30 years old, and if I was still doing that then, that would be a huge problem."
In addition, Radcliffe confirms he's "totally not involved" in J.K. Rowling's new Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set to arrive in theaters in November of 2016.
Radcliffe's current Broadway play has garnered both critical acclaim and six Tony nominations. While busy with the show, the actor has not had time to check out the competition also vying for a Tony Award on June 8th, however he does plan to check out Neil Patrick Harris in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch. "I was lucky enough to meet Neil Patrick Harris a couple of times and he's great." he says. "He would have been great [hosting Letterman], because he's a very charming, relaxed, easy-going guy, and that's why he's such a great host at the Tonys. Our director, Michael Grandage, called it, 'A once in a generation-type performance.'"
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Radcliffe is best known for playing the title role in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise. He made his Broadway debut, to much acclaim, in Equus, and made his Broadway musical debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in the recent revival of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying.