New Interview: Daniel Radcliffe Wraps “Guns Akimbo”

We recently got a look at Daniel Radcliffe’s most recent project, Guns Akimbo. The film just wrapped, and Radcliffe reflected on his weeks shooting in Auckland, New Zealand, in an interview with local news site Stuff.

Radcliffe told Stuff that when he travels for work, he learns about the places he visits through the people he works with. He had only kind words to say about the crew of Guns Akimbo.

It’s been lovely. We’ve been working really hard, but the way I generally get to know a place is through the crew – and the people I’ve got to work with have been amazing. And I’m not saying this just to curry local favor, but they really have been just amazing and working so hard – and working so smart – and figuring stuff out to make this very ambitious action movie possible.

Although he didn’t seem to have a significant opportunity to explore Auckland or other New Zealand landmarks, Radcliffe is excited for a chance to return.

I’m 100 per cent coming back here on holiday. My girlfriend came down here for a bit while we were filming as well, and we did a few things quite locally, beaches and things like that, but didn’t really go very far afield.

In particular, he’s intrigued by Queenstown, which he didn’t have a chance to visit during his time in New Zealand.

I don’t know what Queenstown is; I’ve never heard a place so universally beloved by everyone who’s been there, so we have to come back and go there.

Before departing, he also spoke a bit about the genre of Guns Akimbo.

I love action movies, but I don’t see myself in them a lot, and I don’t read a lot of action movie scripts where I believe myself as this guy. Whereas this, I completely believe myself as this person and it’s a great chance to do an action film…And [this] manages to be a full-on action movie, and a love letter to action movies.

There is still little known about the film. Are you looking forward to seeing Dan in “a love letter to action movies”?

Shelby Dale DeWeese

Shelby Dale DeWeese has been a Harry Potter fan since first picking up the books in 2000 and has been working for MuggleNet as a transcriber, transcript editor, and journalist since 2009. She is a writer and educator, and spends her free time reading, running, taking dance classes, and re-watching The Office.