Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on 20 Years of “Harry Potter,” Looks Forward to “Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail” in New Interviews

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter film, but it’s true! For Daniel Radcliffe, despite having portrayed Harry himself, it sounds as though things will be business as usual. The actor recently spoke with ET and mentioned that his work commitments will keep him from any sort of reunion event.

I’m in the Dominican Republic at the moment filming, and then I’m going to be busy, kind of working on bits and pieces until the end of the year. So yeah, I don’t know. I’m sure there will be some sort of celebration, but I don’t know if we will be getting together or anything. I’m sorry if that’s a bit of a disappointment to anyone.

Even though Radcliffe explained that he hasn’t watched any of the films in their entirety since they were released, he said that he has fond memories from the set. He specifically highlighted working with actors Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin).

But yeah, I have really, really fond memories of all my scenes with Gary Oldman and David Thewlis. They were some of the first scenes on the third and the fifth film where I started to feel like I was a young man who was just starting to figure out what acting was, and they were pretty cool people to be around.

One of his favorite stunts, on the other hand, came while filming for the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

They let me do the craziest stunt I was ever able to do. It was, like, a 40[-]foot fall down on a roof. I was on a wire, but I was properly in free fall. It was only there to catch me at the end. And I was absolutely terrified. I worked a lot with the stunt department by then, and they were like, ‘You can do this. Do you want to try it?’ And I said yes. But then I got up there and was absolutely terrified.

Radcliffe also addressed his role in Miracle Workers, the upcoming third season of which is known as Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail and is set in 1844 along the Oregon Trail to what is now the western United States. The actor, who plays Reverend Ezekiel Brown, spoke more about his character in an interview with TV Insider, as published by Crow River Media.

Zeke is a kind, well-intentioned but fairly rigid English priest who finds himself presiding over a town on the verge of collapse. His faith and his view of morality are tested on the journey.

In an interview with Vital Thrills, Radcliffe elaborated on this idea.

I play Reverend Ezekiel Brown, who is an English man that has found his way to America and become a preacher in Missouri, which is where we join them at the beginning.

For Ezekiel, though, traveling along the Oregon Trail isn’t going to be easy.

At the time of the start the season, the town is really on the verge of sort of just devastation and crumbling to nothing, and so he sees their only option as to set out on the Oregon Trail bound for better pastures and very quickly realizes he has no idea how to get them there.

Spoiler alert! With help from costar Steve Buscemi’s character, the outlaw Benny, Radcliffe’s Ezekiel will make it to Oregon. As noted by Buscemi, Benny and Ezekiel are “really opposites.”

He likes to tell stories; he likes to have fun, but he and Ezekiel are really opposites. They clash, a lot, but they somehow manage to stay together and make it to Oregon, against all odds.

What else is in store for the new characters set to be introduced as the cast of Miracle Workers returns for Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail? Be sure to catch the first episode of the new season tonight, July 13, at 10:30 p.m. EDT on TBS!

 

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I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.

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