Daniel Radcliffe attended the 12th annual Whistler Film Festival last night. Over the course of an hour Dan was interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos, popular Canadian radio personality and talk show host, for Spotlight on Daniel Radcliffe.
Dan opened up about growing up in the spotlight, worrying that he would grow conceited but trusted in his parents and co-workers on the Potter films to keep him in check. He called the paparazzi "downright criminal" in their behaviour stating, "when else can five men chase a woman down an alley and that be okay" referring to how the paprazzo treated Emma after turning 18.
Radcliffe opened up more about directing and producing, saying that he would like to get behind the camera but thought the only chance he'd have to direct is if he wrote the script himself. About the short comings of trying to define a movie, he said "the harder a film is to define the better it probably is".
Dan told us a great story about how he got his job with Extras, almost 8 years ago, saying "it was the weirdest way he's ever gotten a job, the first job he's ever said yes to without reading a script". According to him while in Australia filming December Boys he was watching a snake slither around a table, bottle feeding an orphaned kangaroo, when his dad ran into the room with Ricky Gervais on the phone asking him to be on the popular British sitcom.
A full report from the event, including Dan's comments on leaving Harry Potter behind, who he admires in the industry, and his view on celebrity privacy, will be available in the coming days.