The Boy Who Lived is not a boy anymore, and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is now approaching his 30th birthday. Though the magic lives on through the movies, the star reveals that children no longer recognize him as the iconic boy wizard. The generation who were once wrapped in the magic, spells and potions are now adults and the new generation no longer connects the name to the face.
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In 2001, Daniel Radcliffe first graced our screens with an oversized sweater and big smile, ready to take on the wizarding world. The eight-part film series followed the fictional boy and the actor on their journey through adolescent, unraveling the mysteries of Hogwarts and combating the infamous Voldemort. However, despite the world success of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise, children are having a hard time recognized the actor who played the boy who lived. Radcliffe said:
I do have a thing sometimes where I meet kids now and their parents will bring them up to me and they’ll be like ‘this is Harry Potter’ and the kids will be like ‘no it’s not’.
However Daniel Radcliffe is still in good spirits and is grateful for the opportunity that he was given and will cherish his time as the boy wizard. Daniel Radcliffe has shed his wizarding cloak and is now playing more adult roles. Based in New York, he performs in a new Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, based on a 2012 book the same name.
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