There are several bad things to have come from the pandemic; mainly the fact that during one troubling April, I spent a whole eight days in the same pair of pants.
But one good thing to come from it is the amount of reunions we’ve had; the cast of Community came together via Zoom for a table read; Josh Gad arranged for the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off gang to reunite, and Ryan Reynolds even gate-crashed an X-Men Zoom call.
So, when I sat down with Daniel Radcliffe, 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was I going to ask him about the wizarding cast reuniting?
I mean, is water wet?
“In terms of a table read; how weird would it be for all of us as full grown adults to be reading lines written for 11-year-olds? I feel like there’s something about us playing the innocence of children that I’d find weird and uncomfortable to watch,” said the now 31-year-old.
He did, later, confirm that he’s still very close with a lot of the cast and crew from the Harry Potter films, but struggled to communicate with them all because he rightfully said it would be “literally impossible”.
While it is disappointing for Potterheads to hear, I do have to agree – Harry Potter and the Five O’Clock Shadow just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?
Daniel is currently starring opposite Steve Buscemi in Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail, which sees him portray Reverend Ezekiel Brown, in the third series of the anthology.