A few months ahead of the release of the final Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows: Part II, Daniel Radcliffe seems to have come to terms with the fact that the biggest glory he’ll ever experience has been and gone.
According to Digital Spy, Radcliffe made his rather obvious admission during an episode of Live! With Regis and Kelly, saying:
“My aim is hopefully just continuing to work as much as I can. Obviously I’ll never be in anything with the commercial success that Harry Potter has but then again neither will anyone else.”
That’s the first time he has admitted as much, and the first time any of the main cast members have, as far as I can remember. And good for him, because once you’ve realized that the highlight of your career is behind you, the pressure must surely drop away.
The point is not to feel sorry for Radcliffe, or or Emma Watson or Rupert Grint for that matter. They’re insanely rich, insanely famous, and still young enough to enjoy life to its fullest. Hell, I’d give several body parts to be any one of them right now.
To be honest if I was one of them, especially Daniel Radcliffe, I’d probably retire somewhere quiet and never work again. I’d take the view that I was Harry Potter and that can never be taken away from me. And it made me more money than I’ll ever be able to spend, so why not?