Daniel Radcliffe: Why I would turn down The Hobbit

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

We're not done with Harry Potter yet—after all, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is still in our future—but Daniel Radcliffe is. And apparently, he's done with much more than just that.

Radcliffe told MTV News that as much fun as Potter was, it taught him that he didn't want to get involved in a film franchise ever again.

"I wouldn't like to get involved with another franchise at all, really," Radcliffe said. "I've done that, and I know what that's like, and it's been a wonderful thing. Going on to any other franchise after Potter might seem a little bit of a letdown."

Really? No even if Potter director David Yates, who's rumored to be a possible Hobbit director, took over the project? Would Radcliffe change his mind if offered the part of Bilbo?

"I don't think I would be asked to play Bilbo," Radcliffe said. "It's a ridiculous rivalry [Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings] completely built up by the media, but I certainly would be wary of getting involved in another magical fantasy franchise."

What do you think? Did Radcliffe mean it when he said that Harry Potter would be his final film franchise?