First, the good news. Ladies, Daniel Radcliffe did not put a ring on it.
In an interview with The Daily Beast on Friday, Radcliffe, now on Broadway in Tony-nominated "The Cripple of Inishmaan," squashed rumors that he is engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Erin Darke. The Beast didn’t have to slip him any Veritaserum to get the truth, they simply needed to ask him, something Star magazine, which started the rumor, did not do.
Star published the story last week, attributing it to one of Radcliffe’s close friends. The article also said the couple was “planning on tying the knot in an outdoor ceremony on the banks of Lake Michigan next year.”
“No! Absolute bollocks. Absolute bollocks,” Radcliffe told the Daily Beast. He said the two were very happy but added, “Marriage is not a thought that is even remotely close to me at the moment.”
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But Radcliffe had some bad news too. A second rumor making the rounds on the Internet this week told of a surprise reunion of the Harry Potter trio. According to MTV, the three were to appear in new footage that was allegedly going to be released at the opening of the new Universal Studios ride “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.” But it isn’t true.
“They may very well be using existing footage that we’d already filmed for the movies, but I have had no calls or involvement in that,” he told the Daily Beast. “A while ago they asked me to do more stuff for the theme park, and that was my moment to try and draw a line because that theme park is going to keep expanding, and keep going to more countries, and there’s going to come a point where I’m going to be 30 years old, and if I was still doing that then, that would be a huge problem.”
As disappointing as this is for Harry Potter fans everywhere, we can still hang on until Nov. 18, 2016, the recently announced release date for Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Or, you know, get on your Nimbus 2000 and fly to Universal Studios for Diagon Alley’s opening this summer.