Daniel Radcliffe and 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' cast took a bow at the first preview night's curtain call this past Saturday. Dan also spoke to the Associated Press about the play.
"People who know the more brutal side of him will come to this play and be quite surprised by how moving it actually is," he says. "It's a beautiful play and a sad play and hopefully a play that will get people laughing despite themselves."
"You're on dodgy ground a little bit when you're an able-bodied actor playing a character who lives with a disability. So I want to make it as authentic as I possibly can and by that I didn't just mean learning the physical, superficial mechanics of a disease and mimicking them," Radcliffe says.
"It's so much more than that and I think it would be very offensive to people to think you could just play a disability as if it's like putting on a hat."
"I think that is quite a good cross-section of my tastes and personality," he says. "I think I've always had the idea that one of the keys to longevity is diversity. If you do the same thing your entire life, people either get bored of you or you get bored of doing the same thing. Either way, it's not good."
"At a time when everyone else was saying, 'Oh, he's only going to be Harry Potter,' New York just said, 'Well, let's see. Let's let him try to do something else.' That's a very cool thing to be given that opportunity."
"I like playing weird characters," he says, laughing. "I can only base things on the type of films I would want to see or the type of stuff that I would want to go to. That's how I make my decisions."