'Harry Potter' star open to joining the HBO show's cast
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken of his desire to join the Game Of Thrones cast.
Game Of Thrones season 7 will air in summer 2017 and is the penultimate instalment before its eighth and final season arrives in 2018.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Radcliffe said: “I’ve recently read a couple of really good TV pilot scripts. But then it’s signing on for seven years.”
“Right now, I have a little bit of freedom,” he added. “So if I read a script for something that’s filming next year, I don’t have to turn it down because I’m not available – which I did, for a long time.”
When asked whether he would be open to a Game Of Thrones cameo, Radcliffe replied: “I would love to. If they want to just bring me in and fucking kill me, I would be so happy to do that.”
Earlier this week, Radcliffe admitted that it is “pretty undeniable” that Hollywood is racist. Appearing on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, he was asked directly by the eponymous host if he considered the film industry to be discriminatory.
Quizzed on whether he would say that “Hollywood has been – or is – racist,” Radcliffe replied: “I mean, yes – I think it’s pretty undeniable. Here’s the thing: we like to think of ourselves as being a very, very progressive industry, but we have been lagging behind in all kind of areas that have been very well documented.”
Radcliffe also voiced his concerns about how gay actors may have had trouble coming out for fear of being typecast in gay roles.
“It is sad because, again, we’re in this industry that likes to view itself as totally progressive and liberal, but there is the kind of line where they’ll say: ‘Oh, people won’t buy him as [a] straight [character].'”