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Video of Daniel Radliffe promoting How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on The Today Show
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Written by Red   
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 12:15

Daniel Radcliffe discussed his work in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Tuesday morning's episode of NBC's The Today Show. That can be viewed here.

Vieira: You are a terrific dancer in this, but it took a lot of effort. You were not a natural.
Dan: Not at all. When I wasn't filming Potter I was doing nine hours of training a week and on my days off from Potter I would do three hours. I didn't want Rob, our director, a fantastic choreographer, to have to censor himself in terms of toning down what he would want me to do. I wanted him to have as wide an array of tools at his disposal as he could which he now kind of does. I did -- as opposed to a couple years ago I couldn't have almost done my left from my right in terms of dancing. Now I'm a lot better.

Vieira: Yeah. In the play, you play J. Pierpont Finch. He's a go-getter. Starts as a window washer and ends up as chairman of the board. When you were a kid, you were discovered in a theater.
Dan: Yeah. That's the romanticized version of the story. That's when I met the producers of Potter for the first time. I don't think I'm nearly as cut throat as J. Pierrepont Finch is but it was fun to play somebody unashamedly ambitious and completely obsessed by the idea of rising to the top.