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.