Dan Radcliffe Does Not Want to be A Hobbit
August 18, 2009, 10:18 AM
The author of the LA Times Hero Complex Blog recently went to Leavesden studios for a series of interviews with cast members on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which are due later this fall. While there, Geoff Boucher spoke to actor Dan Radcliffe regarding the persistent rumors that Dan was on the short list to be cast in the upcoming film production of "The Hobbit." In this new interview, Dan firmly states he has no interest in the project with "any wizards in it. "I'd have to say, 'Thanks but no thanks,' not that anyone has asked me. Honestly, I don't think they would want me anyway, it's just too
close. Whatever I do next, I don't think there will be any wizards in
Dan also weighs in on who he think a good candidate for the part of the beloved young Hobbit Bilbo Baggins: "James McAvoy is fantastic. I think he should play it. I've done the fantasy-film thing. Actually, so has he, with the 'Chronicles of Narnia,'
of course. But I've done it for longer. He can take over. I'm done. I
don't think anybody involved in that would want me to, either."
Awww, I love him, and I although I love fantasy and would therefore enjoy seeing him in another fantasy film, I respect and understand his desire to do something different and show that he’s more than a wizard. (Though you can’t get any better than a wizard, right?)
Dan deserves to continue to grow as an actor. I saw December Boys and My Boy Jack. He was very good in both of them. I know it’s hard not to see Harry for a few minutes when Dan is in another role, but within a few minutes, Dan sold his other characters in those movies. My understanding is that he did the same with his stage role in Equus. Yes, we fans enjoy watching actors playing characters we love, but we have to support them in other roles as well. With our support, those actors can avoid the trappings of being type cast if we convince producers that we are willing to give those actors the chance to do something different. True, if they stink trying to play other roles, then encouraging support can only last so long. But if they prove they can be more than a one note actor, they deserve the chance to hit as many notes as they can, and more power to them. In the end, we all can win.
haha but they wouldn’t even have to make him look shorter haha. i definitely get why he doesn’t want to get involved in more fantasy anytime soon and anyway, i don’t think he really has that hobbit ‘look’ , apart from the stature, of course :)