Ehh cheers Ma, if you had your way I wouldn't be able to bathe in a bath of hundred Dollar bills. (Well Pounds, but Dollars sound cooler.)

As per The Daily Mail, Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe has revealed how his parents, Alan and Marcia initlally turned down the offer to audition their golden boy for the role of JK Rowling's Harry Potter. They reportedly rejected the eponymous role because it would have meant him living for long periods of time in Hollywood. They were told if Radcliffe won the part he would have to make eight films and they would all be shot in Los Angeles. Good thing then that the filmmakers made a compromise and said they'd just make two in the states before switching back to the UK. Imagine Potter developed an American accent? 'Hey, Valdemorrrt. I'm the chosen one, dude.' It wouldn't work.

Revealing how his parents almost cost him the role, the actor said the director of the first film had approached his parents after seeing him perform in a BBC series David Copperfield. "Chris Columbus had seen David Copperfield and said, "I want to audition this boy." They went to my parents, and, at the time, the deal was to sign on for, I think, six films, all to be done in LA, and my mum and dad simply said, "That's too much disruption to his life. That's not gonna happen... I didn't know any of that had gone on. And then, maybe three, four months down the line, the deal had changed, and it was going be to shoot two films, and they'd both be done in England, and so they said, "Okay, we'll let him audition." And then it all went from there, really.'

Caroline Foran