In a recent interview with Dan Radcliffe, Dan talked about the decision for his first post-Potter role, how Sean Connery extended his compliments to Dan, and how his girlfriend Rosie Coker actually played the woman in black during one of the scenes.
When asked if any former child stars gave him advice, Dan said:
"Not particularly, but I did hear the other day from a friend of mine who is friends with Sean Connery and apparently Sean Connery asked him to pass along to me how well he thought I was doing and how well I seem to be handling everything and making good choices. For me, that was great because he is a great actor. He had this amazing start to his career in Bond and managed to create a fantastic career for himself outside that, so to hear that from him was very flattering."
On choosing the role of Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black:
"This film is a film that has a great story but is driven by characters at the heart of it. It fit in perfectly. It was going to be filming when I was on break from finishing 'Potter' and starring in 'How to Succeed,' so it was perfectly timed out. Also, when I was reading the script, I was surprised to be enjoying a horror film because I have never gravitated towards that in my own life."
When asked about drawing the inspiration of love from his girlfriend Rosie Coker:
"At the time we had been filming this we had only been going out for a couple of months. There is actually one shot in the film where Rosie had to play the woman in black because we didn't have a double for her that day so she is actually in one of the reveal shots in the film. She is going to kill me for telling you that. I don't think I probably drew on things at the time, but I am sure now I will probably use - the fear of losing her will be a very good motivating tool."
Dan will be appearing at the Toronto Premiere today for The Woman in Black. We will have a report later today.