Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll ever see the new play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ – because he doesn’t want to “distract or take away” from the production by being seen in the audience.

The 26 year old, who of course made his name by starring in the eight blockbuster Harry Potter movies, was asked the question that pretty much everybody’s going to badger him with for the rest of the year – will he be seeing J.K. Rowling’s new play? Probably not, he told E! News.

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe at the premiere of 'Now You See Me 2'

“It would be a weird one. I could be completely wrong in this, but I feel like if I went to see it that night, there's going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there in the audience obviously and would that then become a thing?” he said at the premiere of his new movie Now You See Me 2 on Monday evening (June 6th).

“Would it be more about them watching me watch the show or would it take away from the show? I would never want to do anything that would distract or take away from the show.”

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Demand for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been such that ticket touts are pushing re-sale prices of any remaining tickets up to more than £2,000. The play enjoyed its first preview performance on Tuesday evening, and received a brilliant reception from those in attendance. It opens officially on July 30th, with the text from the play being released as a stand-alone the following day.

“I don't know. I'm busy doing a play here at the moment, but I'm not sure,” Radcliffe finished, meaning that he’s seemingly intent on giving the play a miss, at least in its early stages.

The British actor has artfully distanced himself from the globally popular franchise since the final instalment came out in 2011, instead opting for more art-house and independent roles.

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