Daniel Radcliffe reveals he only watches cartoons, can't watch hour-long dramas

Daniel Radcliffe says he only watches two genres of TV.
Daniel Radcliffe says he only watches two genres of TV. Photo credit: Getty Images / Disney

Daniel Radcliffe says he can only watch cartoons and has never watched acclaimed hour-long TV dramas like Breaking Bad, The Wire or The Sopranos.

Speaking to website CBR, the Harry Potter star said he only really watched two genres of television.

"Honestly, I watch cartoons, and I watch reality TV," said Radcliffe.

"I've never seen Breaking Bad. I've never watched The Sopranos, or The Wire. All the sort-of, heavy hour-long stuff. Just, I can't.

"I think it does probably in part stem from growing up on The Simpsons in the way that I think so many people of our generation's kids."

Radcliffe himself has appeared in three episodes of The Simpsons, but also in other animations over the years such as Robot Chicken, BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Digman! and Mulligan.

Radcliffe said predominantly his world view had been shaped by The Simpsons.

"I was watching Jeopardy! the other night, and one of the contestants credited a ton of his trivia knowledge to The Simpsons. That's absolutely true of me as well. There are so many weird facts, and things from my general knowledge of the world to my sense of humor were formed in some way by The Simpsons," he said.

"It makes sense that our generation of people that have grown up on The Simpsons would want to continue watching more adult-themed cartoons when they got older."

In July last year, Radcliffe said he is "definitely not seeking" a role in an upcoming Harry Potter TV show being developed for Warner Bros Discovery's streaming service Max.

The series is expected to run for 10 years and will feature an all new cast of actors playing the characters from author JK Rowling's book series.

The project could be on air in either 2025 or 2026.

But Radcliffe, who played the original Harry Potter in the movie series, says he is happy to sit this one out.

"My understanding is that they're trying to very much start fresh and I'm sure whoever is making them will want to make their own mark on it and probably not want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to cameo in this somewhere," Radcliffe told ComicBook.com. 

"So I'm definitely not seeking it out in any way. But I do wish them, obviously, all the luck in the world and I'm very excited to have that torch passed. But I don't think it needs me to physically pass it."