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Pete Davidson photographed by Peggy Sirota
Pete Davidson photographed by Peggy Sirota

Pete Davidson Is Not Here for the 'Nine-Hour' 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

Despite being engaged to a noted Harry Potter fan, Pete Davidson revealed in his Variety cover shoot interview that he is not particularly interested in the Broadway play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

“I heard it’s like nine hours,” he said. (The play has a running time of five hours and 15 minutes, and is broken into two parts). “And like, I love Harry Potter, but like nine hours is a f—ing like…dude. And it’s a play, you know what I mean? None of them from the movie are in there, it’s just a bunch of other people doing s—…I don’t really give a f—.”

He also explained the origins of his first tattoo, which he got at 17 with a friend. The tat, the phrase “swerve life,” is on his leg and stems from the Kanye West song “Mercy,” which features Big Sean intoning “swerve.”

“We were like, ‘That’s gonna last forever,'” he said.

He also gave some insight into his creative process, which he says involves recording himself ranting about a topic. From there, he builds on the rants and then picks out “all the good stuff” to form a bit.

“I actually do no work at all,” he said while miming writing something on paper. “Even when — I’m writing a movie right now, I haven’t pressed one key. I haven’t turned on my computer yet at 30 Rock, in five years, any writer will tell you that.”

Watch the full interview above.

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