In a recent episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, Daniel Radcliffe, known for his iconic role as Harry Potter, revealed that he can’t bring himself to watch the movies. When asked if he ever has a Harry Potter marathon, Radcliffe admitted that he actively avoids watching them.

The actor explained that hearing the recognizable Harry Potter music makes his heart sink a little because it reminds him of the experience. To him, watching the films is like looking at baby photos of himself, which is not an enjoyable experience.

Radcliffe shared that the last day of filming was particularly emotional for him. After spending ten years of his life as Harry Potter, saying goodbye to the character and the cast was a strange and emotional moment. Starting the franchise when he was only 11 years old and finishing at 21, it was a significant period of his life.

When asked if the cast exchanged gifts or did anything special to mark the end of the series, Radcliffe revealed that they didn’t. Instead, he gave a gift to all the crew members as a token of appreciation. However, his co-star Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, surprised him with a unique present. Rupert, known for his eccentricity, had engraved a trumpet and gifted it to Radcliffe. While Radcliffe confessed that he doesn’t play the trumpet and has no plans to, he appreciated the personal and memorable gesture from Grint.

The conversation then shifted to another popular series, Twilight, in which Robert Pattinson, who portrayed Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films, starred. Ross asked if Pattinson had sought Radcliffe’s advice before entering the Twilight franchise. Radcliffe revealed that they hadn’t had any direct contact. However, Radcliffe remembers the moment he first discovered Pattinson’s role in Twilight. While in New York, Radcliffe saw a billboard featuring Pattinson and realized he knew him from the Harry Potter movies. At that time, the Twilight phenomenon hadn’t yet caught his attention.

Radcliffe shared that he and Pattinson now have an odd relationship where they communicate through journalists. They haven’t seen each other in ages, but people assume they are great friends. Radcliffe emphasized that Pattinson is a lovely guy and enjoyed working with him during their time on Harry Potter.

As the conversation continued, Radcliffe revealed that Japanese fans are some of the most passionate and dedicated Potterheads. He recalled a moment during a visit to a Japanese school where he accidentally brushed past a young girl. The girl was so overwhelmed by this interaction that she fainted. Radcliffe described it as his Beatlemania moment and acknowledged the cool and weird nature of such fan experiences.

Although Radcliffe can’t bring himself to watch the Harry Potter movies, his fans continue to cherish his portrayal of the boy wizard. As for what’s next for Radcliffe, fans can look forward to seeing him in many exciting and diverse roles as he continues to showcase his talent beyond the wizarding world.