Daniel Radcliffe: ‘Star Wars role would be crazy cool’

'Harry Potter' actor wants supporting role in the sci-fi franchise

Daniel Radcliffe has said that he wants a supporting role in Star Wars.

The Harry Potter actor told Time Out London that he is reluctant to return to his role as the boy wizard, but admitted that he would love to join another famous franchise.

He said: “Franchise mustn’t become a dirty word. If directors like JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they’re doing, it won’t be. I’d love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it; a nice supporting role. Star Wars would be awesome. That’d be crazy cool.”

Last weekend, The Sun reported that Florence And The Machine‘s Florence Welch was being lined up for a role in the new Star Wars trilogy.

The newspaper said that studio executives are keen to make unexpected casting decisions rather than use established A-list actresses, and that Welch is being considered for a “major part” in the sci-fi franchise, which is being helmed by director JJ Abrams.

Lucasfilm – which is now owned by Disney – has slated Star Wars: Episode VII for release in 2015 and hired Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt to pen the script. Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have all hinted very strongly that they will be returning.