Daniel Radcliffe Delights with Daring Dance Moves in New Season of “Miracle Workers”
Get ready to see Daniel Radcliffe as you’ve never seen him before: Season 3 of Miracle Workers, known as Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail, is in full swing, and if you’ve been having a bad day, we can almost guarantee that what you’re about to see is going to cheer you right up.
Radcliffe appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and it was just released on YouTube. They talked about Radcliffe’s dance scene in one of the Miracle Workers episodes (this is what’s going to significantly brighten your day), as well as his feelings about the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film. Radcliffe admitted to Colbert that this was the first in-front-of-people press he’s done in almost two years, adding, “I’m sorry if I don’t know how to do this anymore.” He was clearly elated to be back in front of a crowd.
The third season of Miracle Workers started airing on July 13 on TBS, and it’s been a wild ride since. In this season, Radcliffe plays Reverend Ezekiel Brown, a priest who finds himself presiding over a town that is on the verge of collapse. As a way to escape their dire circumstances, he leads the people out on the Oregon Trail, only to realize a while after that he has no idea how to get them to their new destination.
While the show is known for its hilarious moments, seeing Radcliffe’s butt-shaking dance moves might count as the most entertaining yet. Dressed in somewhat risqué glittering chaps, he moves through a series of jaw-dropping dance moves to “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain.” The best part might actually be the look on Steve Buscemi’s face, who portrays the outlaw, Benny, in this season. Radcliffe’s only reaction to the clip was that “the less context people have on that clip, the better, I feel like.”
Radcliffe says that it took him a while to learn all the moves to the dance since he’s never had any dancing lessons. It’s not just any dance either – the show’s writers asked for a very specific style.
Voguing had specifically been asked for by the writers – you’d have to ask them why. They brought in a voguing specialist. He sent me all these videos. He taught me the baby version of it because I can’t do 1% of what he does. It was an insane and incredibly fun day.
When asked if he might break out into that dance at a wedding sometime soon, Radcliffe said that he will not be providing that kind of entertainment, especially not without that specific outfit.
No, I don’t think I’ll be doing that. It is one of those moments that will live in my memory of set and on-screen. But I don’t think I can pull those moves off not wearing that outfit.
On how he remembers the first days of starting on the Potter set, Radcliffe said that he only realized the significance of being part of such a stellar cast once he was older. He recalled meeting Dame Maggie Smith at the age of nine and not feeling starstruck at all because he wasn’t old enough to understand how famous she was. The only thing he was worried about was how he should address her.
‘Do you want me to call you “Dame”?’ were the first words out of my mouth. And she was immediately charmed and said, ‘Don’t be ridiculous; just call me Maggie.’
The first person he was starstruck by was Gary Oldman. Radcliffe says that he was at an age where he knew who Oldman was and admired the work he did. As for the rest of the cast, he admits that it’s hard to become starstruck by people you met when you were nine.
If you can’t wait to see what Radcliffe’s character gets up to next, you can tune in for Miracle Workers on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. EDT on TBS. You can watch the rest of the interview below.
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