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Dan Radcliffe Does Not Want to be A Hobbit

Posted by: sue
August 18, 2009, 10:18 AM

The author of the LA Times Hero Complex Blog recently went to Leavesden studios for a series of interviews with cast members on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which are due later this fall. While there, Geoff Boucher spoke to actor Dan Radcliffe regarding the persistent rumors that Dan was on the short list to be cast in the upcoming film production of "The Hobbit." In this new interview, Dan firmly states he has no interest in the project with "any wizards in it. "I'd have to say, 'Thanks but no thanks,' not that anyone has asked me. Honestly, I don't think they would want me anyway, it's just too close. Whatever I do next, I don't think there will be any wizards in it!"

Dan also weighs in on who he think a good candidate for the part of the beloved young Hobbit Bilbo Baggins: "James McAvoy is fantastic. I think he should play it. I've done the fantasy-film thing. Actually, so has he, with the 'Chronicles of Narnia,' of course. But I've done it for longer. He can take over. I'm done. I don't think anybody involved in that would want me to, either."

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594 Points

Also, like some ppl here have said, for me, too, Dan is Harry Potter forever, just like Elijah Wood is Frodo forever… Or, at least, until they both have put a couple of decades between themselves and playing these iconic roles, the most loved fictional characters of all time. Or, alternatively, until they manage to pull dominicmonaghans and land themselves roles like he did, as Charlie Pace in Lost. Although, despite Dom’s role in Lost, in many ways he’s still Merry to me and will always be so. Hobbits <3

Posted by MischiefManaged on August 18, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
38 Points

I am glad he wont do the hobbit either, and I think James McAvoy would do a good job as well. At comic con a couple of weeks ago Peter Jackson said they have not even gotten the green light from the studio yet cause the script is not complete. He said once they do that and the project gets the green light that he will begin to see who will fit what part. All in all I will look forward to w/e Daniel does in the future he is a good actor.

Posted by Xy4Tonks "Roar" on August 18, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
141 Points

Yeah I think he is right.

Posted by minishiva on August 18, 2009, 03:06 PM report to moderator
580 Points

no i agree. i mean, it just seems lame when people do the same thing over and over. i don’t like HUGE leaps though.

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on August 18, 2009, 03:22 PM report to moderator
580 Points

like zac efron for example, he just did the movie seventen again, which wasn’t a muscal, and didn’t have dancing and singing, and as a very differnt kind of humor to HSM, but he still gotto play basketball and be a high school heartthrob ;P

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on August 18, 2009, 03:22 PM report to moderator
580 Points

i think dan should pick roles that are as complex and well writtenas harry, that would suit him well i think :)

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on August 18, 2009, 03:24 PM report to moderator
126 Points

James is really good! He would definitely make a good Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. I agree with Dan: if he did this, it would be too much into the fantasy genre. he should try something new and different.

Posted by Kita on August 18, 2009, 03:26 PM report to moderator
12569 Points

Posted by alegria35 on August 18, 2009, 11:33 AM report to moderator "@MischiefManaged… he had already done his part of not being typecasted as Harry, he accepted Equus at Westend, and reprised it in Broadway. And he is brillian in “December Boys”.

He will be a great actor, I know it. He just lack the heigh though. I think it’s time he takes some of them growth balls.."

It just goes to show that one of the few socially acceptable things to ridicule these days is a person’s height. Alegria35, height has no correlation to a person’s ability or worth. As was said about Ginny, size does not determine one’s power. So I am not sure what would be enhanced about Dan Radcliffe if he were taller. One can’t change how tall or not they any more than they can their race and it is wrong to ridicule someone for it. It is the size of one’s character that counts.

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on August 18, 2009, 03:28 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

I wouldn’t mind. It was a good book. But Dan as a hobbit… no way!! God I get the feeling he hates HP now. I’m probably gonna have ppl hating but I mean it as everytime I see him in an interview he’s realy not intrested in HP and always negative about it. I know its coz he’s tired of filming it I don;’t think thats the only reason. I mean he wanted Harry dead so he would go back to film him!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 18, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Oops I meant not go back to film as Harry.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 18, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Oops I meant not go back to film as Harry.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 18, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
3560 Points

That is so smart of him, to not get caught in the rolls of the great wizarding side kick. It would like to see him as Bilbo, but I get it, absolutely. Good call of James McAvoy, though.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on August 18, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
5089 Points

hahahahhaa. When I read the title I started laughing.

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on August 18, 2009, 03:49 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

Lmao @ the title of this story. I think Dan would be awesome as Bilbo, but I can definitely see why he wouldn’t want to do it. He’s been making big budget fantasy films since he was 11 years old and The Hobbit is based on another beloved book. So I’m sure he wants to move away from that genre and do something new. Even though he has an uncanny resemblance to Elijah Wood aka Frodo.

I agree with the choice of James McAvoy though or even David Tennant. They would both be great Bilbos. But James gets my top pick. I love him.

Posted by cghambright on August 18, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
196 Points

i would like to see the other interviews from leavesden

Posted by chrisbDTM {ROÅR!} on August 18, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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