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Daniel Radcliffe on Deathly Hallows: Part I, The Woman in Black, 'How to Succeed' musical preparations
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Thursday, 18 November 2010 22:54

In a new interview with the Toronto Sun, Daniel Radcliffe spoke about a variety of subjects, including what made him decide to become an actor at the age of 14, and his upcoming productions of The Woman in Black and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. A new photo of Dan accompanied the photo, which can be seen here.

On choosing to become a full-time actor: “A combination of working with Gary Oldman and the direction (from director Afonso Cuarón) gave me more confidence and greater insight into what it was to be an actor,” Radcliffe said.

“I thought, I want to work with people like you. I don’t want to walk away from it. I don’t want this to suddenly end. But also the other thing is that I absolutely love — and this is not something I had before, but now particularly — I love being on film sets. It’s an incredible comfort level, because it’s where I’ve grown up in.”

“I’m playing this guy [in The Woman in Black], where the world around him is all slightly odd and slightly off-centre and he’s sort of the still centre. He’s somebody who finds himself in a horrendous situation in which he thinks he suddenly might have to fight for the life of his son,” Radcliffe said, adding playing the part of a father has only reinforced his desire to have a family.

“I do want to be a dad. I cannot wait to have children. I love kids. It stems from the fact that when I was on Potter during my time there, a lot of people I knew had kids,” he said.

Radcliffe is back onstage in a very different role in March, playing the optimistic J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of the cheeky 1960s musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

“I start rehearsals in January,” said Radcliffe who has been taking both singing and dancing lessons. “It’s a big singing part but when you compare it to, say someone playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, you sing 29 songs in that part. I think I’ve got nine songs in the whole show and I think only two of them are me on my own. . . . It’s the dancing more than singing that’s totally out of the comfort zone.”

Radcliffe describes Part 1 as “the sedate younger brother to the last part,” and promises in Part 2, “you will be flung headfirst at 200 miles an hour into a firestorm.”

“The level of action is insanity. It’s non-stop,” he added. “I’ve been categorizing these two films. It’s a road movie that turns into a heist movie that turns into a war film. . . . The end, the battle for Hogwarts, is incredible and it really is epic. People are going to be left slightly breathless by it.”

Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 17:43