Harry Potter star Dan Radcliffe was recently asked if he plans to see the new stage play The Cursed Child.
His answer is… interesting, for someone who’s done a ton of theater himself. Speaking to CBS This Morning, Radcliffe said he plans to read The Cursed Child’s script book before seeing it on stage.
“I would [see it] – I’ll probably read it, as a book, since the script’s just come out,” he said to CBS.
Asked why, he added, “I think sitting in that audience might be a slightly intense experience. If it calms down, at any point, I will.”
It’s a little surprising that Harry Potter himself would lean towards reading it before seeing it, because a stage actor of all people should know how much better a play is on stage rather than — you know — in a book.
Radcliffe also said he didn’t have any connections to get people into the play. “I just said to someone else that I can not hook you up, I do not have any connection. For £15,000, that seems a little steep,” he said, possibly referring to the price of tickets on resell websites.