Is Daniel Radcliffe (the manchild who plays Harry in the movies) trying to kill of his Mr. Hyde with horsesex?
Let’s put aside the obvious point that Harry has been growing up already – both in JK Rowling’s novels and in the slavish adaptations that lumber in their wake. What the current row highlights is a growing rift between a studio that regards Harry Potter as an ongoing franchise to be protected and a writer and actor who want to quit while the going is good. Because if Radcliffe is indeed attempting to be rid of the wizard, the evidence suggests that he has a powerful partner in crime. It was Rowling who steered him towards the role in Equus, and it is Rowling who is rumoured to be poised to kill off her creation in the last book of the series, set for publication in July.
Regardless, the whole horsesex thing is something I hadn’t considered as a possible end for Harry, so I tip my hat to Mr. Radcliffe for his imagination and thorough dedication to the cause. Hermione: “Harry’s dead?! How!?” Ron: “Horse.” Hermione: “Ah.. Say no more.” They both whistle and walk away. It’s perfect, really.