Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with Variety magazine to discuss his life post Potter, his upcoming film What If, and his future goals in the entertainment business, one of which is to make his directorial debut.
I would love to direct. I do it in my head when I’m watching other directors direct. ‘No, don’t say that to them!’ I think I’m quite good with people. Part of being a director is knowing how different actors work in different ways. I’d enjoy it.
Radcliffe touched on his experiences with some of the most influential directors, such as Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates, and Chris Columbus, during the filming of the Potter series. Radcliffe’s experiences on stage and on screen have given him some valuable insight into what it means to work with a team during filming. He discusses how he developed an appreciation for the amount of creativity that is put into making a film from all aspects of the job, including the contributions of other members of the film crew:
The mistake I see even the really good directors make is they assume they are the only creative person on that set. And actually, make-up artists are not just girls with brushes who put foundation on, and costume guys are not just there to stitch up accidents. They are all immensely creative people.
While Radcliffe doesn’t have any immediate plans of directing a film, we would be excited to see him make his directorial debut. Do you think Dan has what it takes to take the helm behind the camera? Let us know in the comments below! You can check out the full interview with Variety here. (Warning: Contains some adult language.)