Dan Radcliffe to appear on “NY Times” cover
As an electronic version of the eight-page story and picture spread inside the New York Times hits the Internet, we are eagerly anticipating the print version of the magazine where Daniel will grace the cover.
The interview takes places in Venice during the film festival at which Kill Your Darlings premiered in September. In it, Daniel opens up about his struggles post-Potter, meeting fans, and trying to get people to recognize him for more than his Harry Potter counterpart.
‘I was struggling in vain to not come close to making a face that would make people think of Harry,’ he says of filming The Woman in Black. ‘It’s just my face. I have to accept the fact that my face is going to remind people of Harry because I played the character. If I try to avoid being expressive in that same way, all I’ll do is stop being expressive, and I won’t be any farther away from that character.’
Radcliffe takes meeting his fans seriously, trying to spend as much time with them during the festival’s various interviews, appearances, and chance meetings. “I meet hundreds of people, and I’m not going to remember them. But every single one of them will remember their interaction with me.” He’s not being conceited, he’s simply trying to make those few seconds with each fan count. He tells the interviewer that he tries to “dispel the image of a spoiled child star within the first 10 seconds of meeting someone.”
The article gives insight into Dan’s life both now and then, with a look at how he handled himself on and off the set and how those experiences on Harry Potter shaped him in to the man he is today – hardworking and dedicated to his craft.
To read the entire online article (which we absolutely recommend!), check out the NY Times here. You can pick up your hard copy of the NY Times with Dan on the cover on October 6.
Image credit: Richard Burbridge for the New York Times