Daniel Radcliffe has spoken a lot recently about his role in The Cripple of Inishmaan, which he is currently starring in on Broadway. In a new interview, he has spoken out about how much he loves New York.
In the interview, Daniel shares what he loves the most about the city that never sleeps:
The food here is wonderful—not that I’m particularly sophisticated by any stretch of the imagination. I live in the West Village, and I go to Ditch Plains all the time. I recently got really excited because I realized it was owned by Marc Murphy, one of the judges on Chopped. Commerce is also fantastic, and my friend just introduced me to the Grey Dog. I also love this place called Fat Cat because I enjoy playing ping-pong. The whole cast of the show and I went there not long ago, and it was awesome. The place I always used to go for dinner after shows—which I haven’t actually been to this time yet—is Angus McIndoe [now called Angus’ Café Bistro]. It’s a very welcoming place. The guy who runs it is Scottish, so it’s a little bit of Britain away from Britain.
In comparing New York to London, Daniel says that he loves New York:
I don’t know if it’s because in London we do sort of have gray weather the whole year round, but there is a genuine positivity to New York. London is quite a cynical city in some ways—it doesn’t have quite the same energy about it that New York does. London is always going to be my home—it’s where I was born and where I’m from—but I definitely enjoy spending time here.
He also shares one of his favorite things to do in New York – other than going out for meals, that is:
Running. Now I’ll run up the West Side Highway, but when I was doing Equus, I was living on the Upper West Side, and I would go to Central Park. I think that’s one of the more fun experiences you can have, particularly if you’re competitive like me because there are always going to be enough people there to have a race—even if they don’t know they’re in a race. You can find other people to focus on and then run to.
Later in the interview, Daniel dicusses the difference between New York and British audiences, as well as his plans for the summer in New York:
I will just be going to parks and chilling out with friends there. There’s nothing more enjoyable than sitting with friends and reading and talking rubbish on a brilliant, sunny New York day.
You can see Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Cort Theater until July 20. Get your tickets now, and don’t miss out!
Read the full interview here.
Check out MuggleNet’s review of The Cripple of Inishmaan here.
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