Daniel Radcliffe Explains Why He Won't Watch 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Play

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Set 19 years after the epilogue of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' the two-part play officially opens in London on July 30 and runs through May 2017.

Daniel Radcliffe won't be watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child anytime soon.

The actor, who played J.K. Rowling's titular wizard in the eight hit films, told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's Late Show that he doesn't plan on attending any upcoming performances of the new two-part stage show in London. Set 19 years after the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it officially opens July 30 and runs through May 2017.

"I want to see the show — I genuinely am intrigued and I've heard it's fantastic — but I just feel sitting in an audience of what will for the most of the near future be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might be like not a relaxing way to see a show," explained Radcliffe, who has been stationed in New York for the new play Privacy. "So, not for the time being."

Of the play's lead actor, he added, "Jamie Parker is a wonderful actor and I'm very happy to see him play me. All of the questions can shift to him now. He can do all the Harry questions now.”

Radcliffe discusses the play in the video below, beginning at the 4:45-minute mark and after chatting about his new film Swiss Army Man.