Dan Radcliffe: “If I have passed my most famous point, I won’t be unhappy”
In another interview during his promotional tour for the soon-to-be-released film The Woman in Black, Dan Radcliffe sat down with Mike Ryan, senior writer for Moviefone, and discussed his first film post-Potter, premieres, roles, and whether or not he misses the Potter hoopla.
When asked if the characters name was Harry, would he ask to change it, Dan said:
“Yeah. I think I might….It would be more of a problem if the character’s name was Potter. That would be worse. But, I don’t know. Maybe. On ‘My Boy Jack,’ they came to me with glasses and I was like, ‘Whoa, not those ones.’ But, yes, it’s not a stupid question; it’s quite an interesting one. Yeah, I think I might have asked for that to be changed. I’m not sure. I don’t know how I would have felt about that. But, yeah, there’s also another weird ‘Potter’ connection with this: the guy who played my dad in ‘Potter’ [Adrian Rawlins] played my character in the original TV film of ‘The Woman in Black.’ So there’s a few little weird ‘Potter’ connections. But, then again, ‘Potter’ is connected to everything. It’s no longer even a coincidence. It’s just inevitable.”
On missing the Potter hoopla:
“No, I don’t miss the hoopla. I don’t think, particularly. I’m quite happy. If I have passed my most famous point, I won’t be unhappy. Like, that’s OK. If, say, around the time of ‘Potter 7’ coming out, my face is all over the world, and all of that stuff is going on at that time and all of that madness–if that steadily decreases for the rest of my life, I’ll be kind of cool with that. I had a good dose of it for 10 years. You know, I’m now content to just make my way and do a lot of films that I find interesting. There is the fight, then, is that in order to keep being able to do interesting little things, you have to do that George Clooney thing of doing a big movie like an ‘Oceans 11’–which are still very good movies–so that you can go off and do ‘Syriana’ or ‘Good Night and Good Luck,’ or whatever. So I suppose that’s the challenge in the future. For now, I still have ‘Potter’ behind me and people still associate me with this big thing. So, while my name has some cachet, I guess…”
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