Radcliffe Wields Wand a Little Longer

He's not putting away the wand just yet, but he knows the time is drawing closer.

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the sixth installment of the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," said on "The Early Show" Monday he's going to miss playing the now-legendary J.K. Rowling character.

"I will be very sad to finish the series. You know, it's where I've made some of my best friends," he said. "...I will miss not seeing them every day. I'll miss the fact that the team has been made over the past many years will be disbanded."

But it's not over just yet.

The boy wizard gets to will fly twice more, as the series films its last two adaptations. The final "Potter" films are currently in production, Radcliffe said, and are going "fantastically well."

As for "Half-Blood Prince," which will be released Wednesday nationwide, Radcliffe said filming certain scenes were difficult. One of those scenes he said is the death of principle character, Dumbledore, one of Harry Potter's mentors.

"I myself at the time had never lost anybody close to me," Radcliffe told Rodriguez. "So that was very hard to try and do."

Rodriguez remarked that this Potter film is the most complex in the series yet, with love explored between the teen wizards.

Radcliffe said he wanted to show the love stories for fans.

"I was very excited to be able to do them because there are a lot of people who are seeing these films want to see that because they know it happens," Radcliffe said. "They're going through it or they've just been through it or they're about to go through it and they're probably dreading it and so, you know, it's nice to be able to portray that on screen."

Radcliffe said the love relationships produce a comedic effect on the film. The relationship between Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, he said, is "a very tender, kind of sweet relationship," while the one portrayed between Ron Weasley and Lavender Brown is "energetic."

But what the Radcliffe's own life - are marriage and kids on the horizon?

Radcliffe said he's putting both off for a while, though he likes the idea of having kids.

"I think kids are so much cooler than adults because they're just honest, and they don't care what they say," Radcliffe said, "and I find it hilariously funny."

But the 19-year-old star has made a step into adulthood by moving out of his parents' house.

How is the transition going?

Radcliffe said he's "slowly but surely" improving in cleanliness and organization.

For now, Radcliffe said he just wants to keep working.

He told Rodriguez he often gets bored if he's not working, and wants to see what scripts come in.

Radcliffe added he's attached to "a couple" of projects already that he hopes will kick off next year.

"The thing that will be nice is the fact that I will no longer, if I get a good script and say, 'Oh, well, I'm sorry. I'm not available for another two years.' I will be able to go and do it, which is very exciting."
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