Daniel Radcliffe Was ‘OK’ With Being A Shorter ‘Harry Potter’

'As long as Emma and Rupert weren't shooting up too quickly either,' star tells MTV News of falling few inches shy of Harry's height in books.

In J.K. Rowling’s universe, Harry Potter isn’t a giant but he’s eventually described as slightly taller than average as the series progresses. So what did the actor who’s become synonymous with the wizard think of playing a character whose proportions don’t quite match his own? [artist id="264615"]Daniel Radcliffe[/artist] tells MTV News he wasn’t too concerned — but with some conditions.

“I didn’t get particularly worried because as long as Emma [Watson] and Rupert [Grint] weren’t shooting up too quickly either, I’d look [fine],” he told us earlier this month at the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios . “We’d all look relatively [the same height]. It was all going to be OK,” Radcliffe added.

Still, Radcliffe admitted he wouldn’t mind adding a few inches to his real-life frame.

“I was worried on a personal level because I wanted to be slightly taller than I am, ideally,” he explained. “But I’ve now accepted it. Basically, I’ve came to the conclusion a while ago that you can either be really bitter about it or you can make loads of funny jokes.”

What kinds of jokes, we asked.

“When I meet people now and they all say, ‘God you’re so much shorter than I expected!’ I always say, ‘No! I’m actually slightly further away than you think,’ ” he smiled, adding, “Which confuses them.”

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