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Daniel Radcliffe discusses transition from Harry Potter films to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
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Written by Red   
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 12:01

In a new profile by the New York Times, Daniel Radcliffe discussed how he transitioned from playing Harry Potter for ten years to his first-time musical turn in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway. New photos of Daniel were featured in the article, and can be found here. The full article can be read here.

Explaining why he chose to bid farewell to his beloved boy-wizard character with a 50-year-old all-American satire of the corporate world, he spoke, with an almost religious sincerity, about his need “to prove that a child actor can go on to have a career with longevity.”

“If I can actually do it,” Mr. Radcliffe said of his latest stage adventure, “having been in one of the biggest franchises ever, then that can end the debate. It is possible. That’s what’s my mission is.”

And when he was approached separately by the director and choreographer Rob Ashford, who said he wanted to make him a triple threat, Mr. Radcliffe recalled, “I was going: ‘O.K., yeah, I’ll do dance lessons, fine. But you are swimming against the tide here, Mr. Ashford.’ ”

It was also, as Mr. Radcliffe realized, a very strange project for him to take on. “I think to a lot of people it’s a slightly confusing choice,” he said, “but I like that.”

“When I’m 30-something and got kids or whatever, I probably will want to take it a bit slower,” he said. “But this is the part of my life where I have to be as busy as I can.”