Daniel Radcliffe visits “Empire” podcast, talks “Fantastic Beasts” and football

Daniel Radcliffe was recently a guest on the Empire podcast to promote Kill Your Darlings. On the show, he talks extensively about getting into the character of Allen Ginsberg by reading the writer’s journals, as well as about his passion for (American) football (for which he routinely stays up until the wee hours of the morning to watch!). Tenacious D. Dan also mentions upcoming projects Horns and Frankenstein, of which he warns those who come in expecting a film that’s true to the book, “It is barely an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It is not that story.”

And of course, Dan gets a word in about Fantastic Beasts.

Empire: I mean, Fantastic Beasts is obviously going to the screen. How does it feel for there to be a Potter without you?

It’s great! I’m really excited. There'[re] a load of people out there who are really sad that that world is not still something they can access all the time, that there’s nothing new coming out of it, and so I think it’s fantastic.

The thing I’m pleased most about is that it’s been Jo’s decision because if it’d been anyone else’s, you’d immediately go, “Oh, cash cow, what are you doing?” But actually Jo, who doesn’t need the money, loves the fact that people love that world, and I think especially with the success she’s had writing the two other novels, one under an assumed name, it probably gave her the confidence to say,  “Okay, I can go back to that world now.” I’m very happy for her and all who end up working on it. It’s going to be fun.

All in all, the podcast features a fun chat with Dan where he discusses his hobbies, opinions, upcoming projects, and day-to-day life. Give it a listen here. Dan’s segment begins at around 1:01:00, just over an hour into the podcast.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.