Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says his parents initially turned down the wizard movie role. The 22-year-old actor, who played the schoolboy wizard in all eight Harry Potter movies in the series along with co-star Emma Watson, says they feared the film would hamper his life, The Sun reported.
"They feared it would disrupt my life when I was 11 year-old as I would have to spend too long away in Hollywood," he said.
Radcliffe also revealed the original plan was to shoot six Potter films in the US.
"They went to my parents, and, at the time, the deal was to sign on for, I think, six films, all to be done in LA, and my mum and dad simply said, 'That's too much disruption to his life. That's not gonna happen.'
"I didn't know any of that had gone on. And then, maybe three, four months down the line, the deal had changed, and it was going be to shoot two films, and they'd both be done in England, and so they said, 'Okay, we'll let him audition.' And then it all went from there, really," he added.