Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Upcoming Films and Life after “Potter”
In a candid interview with GQ, Daniel Radcliffe talks about his upcoming movies, his journey since Harry Potter, and some bizarre body molds. For someone who played the lead in a globally acknowledged and loved phenomenon, Daniel Radcliffe seems to be as humble as they come. A recent interview the actor did with GQ highlights just this aspect of Dan’s personality.
When asked whether the actor was amazed to have grown up to be a decent person, he had the best response,
I have that said to me a lot! People say to me, ‘I was so expecting you to be a d*ck.’ It’s incredible when the expectations are so low. […] It’s not amazing to me I didn’t grow up to be a tw*t because I had great people around me.
He also talks about one of his newest ventures, Swiss Army Man, which has a substantial amount of controversy surrounding it even before its theatrical release, on account of the film’s portrayal of a farting corpse (played by Dan). Dan addresses this controversy, saying,
The farting didn’t even enter my head as being a weird thing. […] I can understand it being not for everyone, but controversial? It’s not like we’re making a massive racist remark. It was very strange to me but also kind of entertaining.
A hilarious and quite descriptive portion of the interview focuses on the molds that were made for the actor during Swiss Army Man and the Harry Potter films.
It involved covering me in a sort of liquid that then turns to a solid. […] They did a couple of full bodies for Potter over the years. They did a lot of teeth as well because in the early years we were losing teeth constantly, so they did a mold of each in our mouths at the beginning of each film so that they could, in case we lost a tooth, […] suddenly make a new one and have that put in for a take.
This interview is richly detailed and expansive in revealing some interesting facts about Daniel Radcliffe. The actor discusses his aversion to social media, his views on American politics, and the reason for his diversity as an actor, among other things. You can read the whole thing here!
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