Boy won­der

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES -

IN the Harry Pot­ter movies, the ti­tle char­ac­ter would bravely face De­men­tors and worse, the Slytherins, just to get on his trusty broom­stick and play Quid­ditch. In real life, how­ever, Daniel Rad­cliffe, who por­trays the pro­tag­o­nist, hated the imag­i­nary game with a vengeance. Well, at least he dis­liked film­ing scenes which in­volved the game.

“I hated Quid­ditch. I never re­ally liked it in the films and so I hated do­ing it. I’d watch and go, ‘Re­ally? This does noth­ing for the story!’” said the 21-year-old Lon­doner.

“Had the male half of my fans did Quid­ditch, they would have hated it too,” said Rad­cliffe cheek­ily.

Po­lar op­po­site of the ti­tle char­ac­ter from J.K. Rowl­ing’s books, Rad­cliffe is a rich young man with all the luck in the world. His per­sonal for­tune is now es­ti­mated at US$45mil (about RM140mil), mak­ing him richer than the Bri­tish roy­als, Princes Wil­liam and Harry.

“I’m per­fectly happy with how it ends for Harry. It’s a bril­liant, bril­liant end. I would never go as far as to con­tra­dict J.K. Rowl­ing; she knows her char­ac­ters. If I had a bet­ter idea for these books, I would have writ­ten them my­self,” de­clared Rad­cliffe.

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