Daniel Radcliffe on NPR’s podcast “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”
Daniel Radcliffe appeared on a recent episode of the wickedly entertaining NPR podcast Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! On the show, Radcliffe and host Peter Sagal discuss childhood actors, the experience of filming the Harry Potter movies, and Radcliffe’s collection of homemade Harry Potter dolls, which Radcliffe is sure to emphasize were not made by him.
In the interview, Radcliffe discusses Harry Potter fame, saying,
It’s actually rather lovely. I’m very lucky to be associated with something that, for the most part, is really well loved.
On being a part of his fan’s childhood, Radcliffe says,
It’s still incredibly lovely to have people come up to you and say, you know, “You’re a huge part of my childhood,” because I had a great time, too, and that’s the thing… because I had a really good time, it’s always really nice.
On his experience filming the movies as a child actor, Radcliffe says,
There was never a moment when I didn’t want to be there, and I’m just lucky that I really, really like my job.
Radcliffe also discusses a prank played on Richard Harris by the crew involving the animatronic Fawkes the phoenix, as well as his diplomatic way of assisting Harris to remember his lines. He describes Harris, saying,
He was a lovely, lovely man.
Radcliffe also helped a podcast listener win a prize by playing a game called Sure You’re Harry Potter, But What Do You Know About Hairy Pottery?
You can listen to the entire show here.
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