Daniel Radcliffe’s “The Lost City” Press Comments Have Given Us Plenty of Fun Facts
Daniel Radcliffe has been busy promoting his latest film, The Lost City, and his recent comments in interviews have given us plenty of fun facts – and not only about The Lost City, mind you. From whether or not we could see him make the jump from the Harry Potter films to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to how he got the role of “Weird Al” Yankovic in the singer’s biopic, titled Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, we’ve rounded up some of the more noteworthy tidbits.
First, Daniel has addressed the rumors that he might be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU) to play Wolverine, previously portrayed by Hugh Jackman. In both an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com and a televised interview with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, embedded below, Daniel has denied any truth to the speculation.
Neither does Daniel plan to join a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film soon. Variety reports that he rejected the idea in an interview with the New York Times:
‘This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore,’ Radcliffe said of signing up for the HBO Max ‘Harry Potter’ reunion. ‘I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of “Potter” okay, and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life.’
The reunion special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, did have a silver lining, Daniel has explained to People: He now texts with Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange).
Over the last few months, I’ve actually texted with Helena a bit since the reunion. I think when I’m back in London we’re definitely going to try and hang out at some point. One of the nice things about the Harry Potter reunion actually was just getting to have adult conversations with people I’d only known as a child, that was so cool, and in a way that I hadn’t really expected. But kind of going like, ‘Oh, we could hang out now. This is fun.’ Yeah. So that’s been really nice.
Daniel is also looking forward to more roles beyond the Harry Potter films, including taking on the role of “Weird Al” Yankovic, the eccentric singer known for his parodies of popular tunes. He revealed in his interview with Jimmy Fallon (above) that he ended up landing the role after he performed Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements” on The Graham Norton Show while joined by fellow guests Colin Farrell (later Percival Graves in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and singer Rihanna. Daniel also divulged that he actually learned to play the accordion and grew a mustache for the biopic. He addressed the mustache with ET’s Cassie DiLaura.
I grew the mustache, so the mustache was mine ’cause I didn’t want to wear a fake one every day.
In a different interview with ComicBook.com, Daniel spoke about the body of work for which he has become known since playing Harry Potter. In part, he spoke of the reputation he has developed.
I think now at this point, I’ve got a reputation for being kind of weird in the things I want to do, which is lovely and weird, but gets weird, which is great.
The Lost City is now in theaters. Among Daniel’s upcoming roles is an off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along later this year.
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